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?
- How to Disable Siri Suggestions on iOS 12 Lock Screen on iPhone or iPad
- How to Enable/Disable Siri LockScreen Suggestions for Individual Apps
How to Disable Siri Suggestions on iOS 12 Lock Screen on iPhone or iPad
Step #1. Launch the Settings app → tap on Siri & Search.
Step #2. Next, turn off the switch next to Suggestions on Lock Screen.
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.
Step #2. Next, scroll down and select the app from which you don’t want to receive suggestions on Lockscreen.
Step #3. Turn ON/OFF the switch next to Allow on Lock Screen.
You can repeat the same steps to enable/disable this feature for individual apps.
That’s all there is to it!
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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