How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions on LockScreen in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Some Siri suggestions could be personal and I’m sure not many of you would want to make them appear on the Lock screen. Thankfully, there is a way to completely turn off Siri suggestions on the Lock screen in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad.

To ensure you don’t miss out any important tasks, Siri offers suggestions on the lock screen. For instance, if you create notes every day in the evening, the personal assistant will alert you around the same time of the day. While it certainly is a very helpful feature, there is one downside to it. This feature may expose your privacy about the things you don’t want to share with others. If you are like me, you may want to turn off Siri Suggestions on the Lock screen in iOS 12.

I’m fine with Siri recommendations in search, apps, and keyboard as they enhance the user experience. But I would always want to keep them away from Lock Screen. After all, it’s never a wise idea to keep your personal information so accessible, isn’t it?

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How to Disable Siri Suggestions on iOS 12 Lock Screen on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch the Settings app → tap on Siri & Search.

Tap on Settings then Siri & Search on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Next, turn off the switch next to Suggestions on Lock Screen.

Turn Off Siri Suggestions on iOS 12 Lock Screen on iPhone or iPad

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That’s all folks! Going forward, the personal assistant will no longer offer suggestions on the lock screen.

If you ever decide to go back to the previous option, just follow the same steps mentioned above and turn on the switch in the end.

How to Enable/Disable Siri LockScreen Suggestions for Individual Apps

Don’t want to completely disable Siri LockScreen Suggestions? You can choose to turn it off on a per-app basis. For instance, if you want to continue to receive suggestions about the Podcasts app, you have the option to keep this feature enabled for this particular app.

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

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Tap on Settings then Siri & Search on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Next, scroll down and select the app from which you don’t want to receive suggestions on Lockscreen.

Select any App you don't want to receive Siri suggestions on iPhone Lockscreen

Step #3. Turn ON/OFF the switch next to Allow on Lock Screen.

Enable or Disable Siri LockScreen Suggestions for Individual Apps

You can repeat the same steps to enable/disable this feature for individual apps.

That’s all there is to it!

Wrapping up

Faced with huge competition, Siri has to cover a lot of ground to fend off the challenge coming from the likes of Alexa and Google Assistant. With the integration of Shortcuts, Apple’s personal assistant has got a much-needed shot in the arm.

What’s the one improvement you would still like to see in it? Do let us know that down below in the comments.

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Rajesh Mishra
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Mr. Mishra the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems!


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