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There are times when I wish to work with complete peace of mind on my MacBook Pro and just don't want to be diverted by alerts. Apart from unsubscribing to unnecessary emails or services, I make sure to enable or disable contacts, location and event suggestions on Mac purely based on priority.

Luckily, macOS offers complete freedom to let you be the king of your choice. If you find the constant suggestions annoying, you can easily put an end to them to ensure nothing comes between you and your work.

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How to Disable Contacts, Location and Event Suggestions on Mac

How to Turn ON/OFF Contacts, Location, and Event Suggestions on Mac

Enable or Disable Contact Suggestions on Mac

Step #1. First off, open Contacts on your Mac and then select Contacts menu in the upper right-hand corner.

Step #2. Now, you need to click Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Contacts App on Mac

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Step #3. Make sure General tab is selected if it's not already.

Step #4. Next you need to check/uncheck Show Contacts Siri Found in Apps to turn ON/OFF suggested contacts feature.

Uncheck Show Contacts Siri Founds in Apps on Mac

Step #5. If you uncheck the box, you will get a reminder saying that, “doing this would delete any unconfirmed contact suggestions.” You have to click on Turn Off to confirm.

Turn Off Contact Suggestions on Mac

Enable or Disable Event Suggestions on Mac

Step #1. Open Calendar on your Mac and select Calendar menu on the top left of the screen.

Step #2. Now, you have to click Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Calendar App on Mac

Step #3. Next, check/uncheck the Show Siri Found in Apps Calendar box to turn ON/OFF suggested events feature.

Uncheck Show Siri Found in Apps Calendar on Mac

Step #4. Now, you will get a reminder. “This will delete any unconfirmed event suggestions and hide the Siri found in apps calendar.” Click on Turn Off to confirm.

Disable Event Suggestions on Mac

Enable or Disable Location Suggestions on Mac

Step #1. Launch System Preferences on your Mac and select Security & Privacy.

Click on Security & Privacy in MacBook Pro Running macOS High Sierra

Step #2. Now, you have to click on the Privacy tab → Next, click on the lock button in the lower left corner.

Click on Privacy then Lock Icon in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Enter your password to Unlock Security and Privacy Preferences.

Enter Username and Password on Mac

Step #4. Next up, you need to click Location Services from the left side menu and select System Services → Click on Details.

Click on Details in Location Services in Mac System Preferences

Step #5. Now, uncheck/check the box for Location-Based Suggestions to turn the feature on/off → Make sure to click on Done to confirm.

Disable Location-Based Suggestions on Mac

Your turn:

What's your take on these suggestions? Do you find them helpful or annoying? Let us know your feedback in the comments below.

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