Powered by Siri, Spotlight search offers personalized suggestions for searches, Look Up, News, Photos and more based on your app use, browsing history, emails, messages, contacts, and information from third-party apps. As a result, you can quickly access the things you mostly use on your device. But what if you don’t want anyone to find out your recent search results to have more privacy? Unlike before, there is an easy way to clear spotlight or Siri suggestions in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.
Though it may not be a big deal for most people, some folks might want to clean up Siri Search suggestions from time to time just to prevent others from guessing what they are up to on their device. Let me show you how it works:
How to Clear Siri Search Suggestions in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Simply swipe down from the middle of the screen to bring up Spotlight.
Step #2. Next, touch and hold Clear next to Siri Search Suggestions.
Step #3. Now, tap on OK in the popup to confirm.
You have cleaned up Siri Search suggestions.
So, that’s the quick way to wipe out Siri Suggestions on your iOS device. Use this little but nifty trick to keep your privacy about app usage or what you mostly search a bit shielded.
Additionally, you can also use Restrictions to prevent others from accessing some of your favorite apps and features. To keep your photos, videos and notes protected, pick out one these best photo vault apps for iOS.
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