How to Turn Off Siri App Suggestions
Siri is an intelligent assistant that is integrated into Apple devices. It can help you in several ways, like setting reminders, sending messages, making phone calls, or providing useful suggestions. Siri learns from your behavior and can make suggestions based on your usage history. For instance, if you frequently use a certain app, Siri might suggest that app to you at a particular time of day.
While Siri app suggestions can be useful, they may become annoying or distracting if you don’t find them helpful or relevant. Also, if you are concerned about your privacy, you may not want Siri to suggest apps that you don’t want to use or share data with. If you want to turn off Siri app suggestions on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, here are some simple steps to follow.
Step 1: Open the Settings app
To access the Settings app, tap on the gray icon with gears on your home screen. The app should be located on your first or second home screen by default.
Step 2: Go to Siri & Search
In the Settings app, scroll down until you see the “Siri & Search” option. Tap on it to open the Siri & Search settings.
Step 3: Turn off “Suggestions in Search”
Once you are in the Siri & Search settings, look for the “Suggestions in Search” section. You will see a toggle switch next to this option on the right side of the screen. Toggle the switch to the off position to disable app suggestions in the search bar.
Step 4: Turn off “Suggestions on Lock Screen”
Under the “Suggestions in Search” section is another option for “Suggestions on Lock Screen.” Toggle this switch to the off position to disable app suggestions on the lock screen.
Step 5: Turn off “Suggestions in Today View”
Lastly, there is an option for “Suggestions in Today View.” Toggle this switch to the off position to disable app suggestions in the Today view, which is accessed by swiping right on the home screen.
By following these simple steps, you can turn off Siri app suggestions on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Disabling app suggestions can help you stay focused, protect your privacy, and improve your user experience. However, it also means that you will need to rely on your own judgment and initiative when selecting the apps you want to use or the tasks you want to accomplish. You can always turn Siri app suggestions back on if you change your mind in the future.