Apple has finally released the new iOS 9 for public use, and many users across the world have already updated their iPhone and iPad with the latest iOS 9. With the new iOS 9, Spotlight search has been redefined completely.
The new Spotlight search can be accessed by swiping left to right from the first home screen. Improved Spotlight search includes frequently used contacts, apps and other frequently accessed data.
Spotlight search is almost taken over by Siri. The search option evolves automatically by analyzing your day-to-day activities. For example, Maps will show you the nearest coffee shop in the morning, while at night, it might show you a restaurant. Also, Siri will suggest apps that you use frequently at a particular time of the day.
For some users, either this is annoying or irrelevant. iOS 9 has given a complete freedom to users to enable/disable this option completely or to select from the list of apps.
If you do not want Siri to suggest apps by default, follow the step-by-step tutorial to disable this feature.
How to Turn Off Siri Suggestions in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Go to Settings → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Spotlight Search.
Step #3. The very first option is Siri Suggestions; you can toggle ON or OFF Siri Suggestions.
In case you do not want Siri Suggestions to completely disable, you can also choose from the list of apps that you want Siri to suggest by disabling remaining apps under the same Spotlight Search Results menu.