How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions for Specific App in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Sick of unwanted Siri Suggestions? Cool down as we demonstrate how to completely disable Siri Suggestions in iOS 12 or stop information from individual apps from showing in search and look up!

Siri keeps track of your entire activity and offers suggestions in apps, search, and look up accordingly. As a result, you can quickly access important info, get smart shortcuts to carry out oft-repeated tasks faster and more. However, some of you may find it a bit too much and hence would want to turn off specific app Siri Suggestions or completely disable Siri Suggestions in iOS 12.

Luckily, iOS offers you the desired freedom to control Siri Suggestions on your iPhone. Depending on your need, you can turn off suggestions in search, look up, and even on the Lock screen. Even better, if you want to put restriction only on some individual apps, there is an option to do that as well. Let me demonstrate how it works.

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How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions for Individual Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Now, tap on Siri & Search.

Tap on Settings then Siri & Search on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Next, scroll down and tap on the specific app which information you don’t want to show in search or look up.

Tap on the App You want to Hide from Siri Suggestions

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Step #3. Finally, turn off the switch next to Siri & Suggestions. Also, make sure to turn off the Switch next to Show App.

Stop Specific App from Appearing in Siri Suggestions

That’s it! Going forward, the info from this app won’t show up anywhere.

As of now, there is no option to delete or remove Siri Shortcuts suggestions. However, if you have decided to keep them away or just don’t find them useful, you can choose to entirely disable Siri Suggestions on your iOS device.

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How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions for all Apps

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Siri & Search.

Tap on Settings then Siri & Search on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Under Siri Suggestions, you need to turn off the switches for:

  • Suggestions in Search
  • Suggestions in Look Up
  • Suggestions on Lock Screen

Turn Off Siri Suggestions on iPhone and iPad

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That’s pretty much it!

You have restricted the virtual assistant from offering any inputs. Should you happen to change your mind later, all you need to do is go back to the same setting and turn on the toggles.

Video: How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions in iOS 12

Wrapping up…

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Frankly speaking, I find this feature very helpful as it helps me quickly access essential info.  But then again it all depends on your preference. And if you want to offer an extra lid to your privacy, you have the desired freedom to choose your own path.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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