How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions for Apps on iPhone 15, 14 (iOS 17.4.1)

Here are the settings to Turn Off Siri Suggestions for Apps on iPhone. Remove all or Specific apps showing in Spotlight Search.

I hope most people are familiar with Siri Suggestions for apps on the lock screen and Home Screen, and use most apps on iOS devices. But let’s here we discuss a little bit on ‘’What is Spotlight search Siri App Suggestions in iOS?’’ for the newbie. It works as a shortcut productivity feature that you can get on the home screen by swiping down from the middle of the screen and on the lock screen into the widget screen by swiping the bottom. This function is enabled by default on the iPhone and iPad. It gives you a quick shortcut to apps (up to eight recent or most-used apps) based on location, or it thinks you want to use like other factors. Those guys, who don’t want to access it, don’t worry. You can disable it permanently. You have to follow this thread to disable or turn off Siri App Suggestions in iOS on iPhone and hide Siri App Suggestions on the iPhone lock screen.

I also want to delete some of the apps from the Siri App’s suggestions. Even though, still, there isn’t any official trick to remove apps from Siri Suggestions. However, yes, you can disable it for all time.

Find my Recent Guide: Siri Search Suggestion and Spotlight Not Working on iPhone.

Ultimate Guide to Turn Off Siri App Suggestions on iPhone

Step #1. Launch the Settings App (looks like a Gear icon) from the iPhone Home screen. Now, Scroll the screen and tap on Siri & Search.

Open Siri & Search settings on iPhone
Open Siri & Search settings on iPhone

Step #2. Disable the toggle Show Suggestions toggle (OFF/Gray).

Disable Show Suggestions
Disable Show Suggestions

Spotlight search will not see the Siri Suggestions for apps on your iPhone lock screen and Home screen.

You won’t get Siri App Suggestions when you try to unlock the iPhone screen.

Turn Off Siri App Suggestions for Selected App

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll and Tap on Siri & Search Settings.

Open Siri & Search on iPhone
Open Siri & Search on iPhone

Step #2. Now, Again scroll and Find the app that you want to hide from the Siri Suggestions apps. Suppose I want to hide Wallcraft app, Tap on Wallcraft App > Disable the toggle “Suggest app”. Also, Check the other toggle to Hide Specific apps While searching or Show on Home screen.

Show and Hide Specific App from Siri Suggestions on lock screen or Home screen
Show and Hide Specific App from Siri Suggestions on lock screen or Home screen

That’s it.

Also Read: How do I turn off lock screen Widgets on the iPhone?

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