When Apple announced Siri, an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator, for its flagship devices, it did receive a great response from early users.
However, the technology is still not advanced and convenient enough to perform lots of important tasks at ease. Hence, many users think it’s good to delete Siri Suggestions from iOS devices.
For those who don’t know, this is how Siri manages to come up with its intelligent results –
Siri, the virtual assistant, continuously learns from your activities on the phone i.e. contacts, news, website visits, locations, etc. This information greatly helps in formulating the data more accurately over the period of time.
Once the background data processing technology gathers sufficient information, you get to see all those personalized suggestions on Spotlight Search screen.
There is no doubt that this technology will improve a lot in near future, and we’ll probably see deeper integrations in upcoming gadgets. For now, it’s just going through an evolutionary phase where its functional capabilities are somewhat limited to perform specific tasks.
We don’t know how long it’s going to be for Apple and other such manufacturers to come up with near-perfect virtual assistant tool or service, but it seems they are definitely on the right track.
Coming back to the topic, you should go ahead and disable Siri Suggestions if the feature is not so important in your daily activities. It may also improve your device’s battery performance to some extent.
Method 1: Delete Siri Suggestions from iPhone
To get rid of Siri Suggestions from iPhone and other compatible iOS devices, you’ll need to follow the steps mentioned below.
1. Open the Settings app and go to General section.
2. Select Spotlight Search from the list of options.
3. Tap on the Siri Suggestions button and turn it off.
4. Press Home button and go to Spotlight search. Now, check whether you’ve received any suggestions or not.
Done! These simple steps will quickly disable the suggestions on your device.
Note – As the on-screen message says, Siri Suggestions are only related to apps and search keywords based on your activity. This means you will also need to get rid of Spotlight Suggestions to disable curated results from Web, iTunes, App Store, Showtimes, Nearby Locations, etc.
How to delete Spotlight Suggestions from iPhone
Similarly, you can delete Spotlight Suggestions by performing the same steps as given below.
- Open the Settings app and go to General section.
- Tap on the Spotlight Search menu.
- Scroll down to Spotlight Suggestions options and disable the desired options as displayed in above picture.
This way you can completely delete Spotlight Suggestions from the device, which means you won’t be able to receive any of these recommendations from the iOS system.
It’s important to understand that both options are helpful in finding apps and service on iPhone. So, you should think before turning them off. You may try and disable only one of those options if needed. It will give you a better idea of what you actually want in terms of Spotlight Suggestions.
Method 2: Delete Siri App Suggestions
Tired of seeing same apps suggestions on iPhone?
Even if you disable Siri Suggestions from Settings, you will see some featured apps on Spotlight Search screen.
The apps are generally suggested as per your frequent activity on them. It really depends on how many times you open and use the particular app in specific time period.
Now, let’s see how to get rid of Siri App Suggestions from your screen –
- Press Home button on your iPhone
- Go to Spotlight screen by sliding towards the right side.
- Scroll down to the end of the screen and click on the Edit link.
- Tap on the Siri App Suggestions (-) button to remove suggestions.
- Tap on the Done link to register your changes.
This will remove app suggestions from Spotlight screen.
If you feel like reenabling these suggestions, you can easily go back to the Settings app and perform those steps again. It will be restored back to the device.
Apparently, Siri Suggestions also consume a decent amount of battery to provide intelligent information each time. So, if you are concerned about the draining battery levels on iPhone, you should definitely delete those suggestions. It might help save a few minutes of battery on your device.
Apart from that, many old iPhone users have noticed performance improvement after deleting Siri Suggestions from Settings app.
Do you own an old iOS device?
Well, you can surely take the step ahead and disable these suggestions. Your device will probably start working in a more efficient way.
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