How to Disable Siri Lock Screen Suggestions on iPhone (Guide)

Having Siri suggestions and shortcuts right on the lock screen is something I’ve always appreciated. They are well thought out, fully customized and based on how you use the apps. Also, shortcuts ensure that you don’t have to access specific applications every time you want to perform certain actions. While no one can dispute the usability of Siri’s lock screen suggestion, wouldn’t you like to keep some personal suggestions related to your banking apps, expense trackers, or dating apps? Most likely, you would! And it’s this privacy concern that might compel you to turn off Siri lock screen suggestions on iPhone.

Disable Siri Lock Screen Suggestions on iPhone

There are several ways to control Siri suggestions and shortcuts that appear on the lock screen. While one way is to disable lock screen suggestions completely, the other is to control it per app. So, you have the flexibility you want to manage this resource according to your needs. Let me show you how it works!

Completely Disable Siri Lock Screen Suggestions

  1. start the settings app on your device.

2. Now tap Siri and Search.

Tap Siri and Search

3. Then turn off the switch next to Tips on the lock screen located in the Siri Suggestions section.

Tips on the lock screen

Disable Siri lock screen suggestions on a per app basis

If you don’t want to completely disable Siri Suggestions on your iOS or iPadOS device’s lock screen, there is a straightforward way to disable it on a per-app basis.

  1. open the settings app on your device.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad

2. Now tap Notifications.

Tap on Notifications

3. Then tap Siri’s suggestions.

Tap Siri Suggestions

4. On this screen, you should see the list of all apps that Siri can use to offer suggestions on the lock screen. Now, turn off the switch next to the app which suggestions you no longer want to see on the lock screen.

Turn off the switches next to each app

Observation:

  • You can also disable Siri lock screen suggestions system-wide in this setting. Check the toggle at the top of the screen.
  • It’s worth noting that most apps allow you to disable lock screen suggestions from your own setting as well. Go to Settings app -> App -> Siri & Search. In the Lock Screen section, turn off the switch next to Show app suggestions.

While Google Assistant is still ahead of Siri, Apple’s personal assistant has improved a lot. Features like the ability to send audio or voice messages and automation of shortcuts have greatly improved its usability. Well, the virtual assistant has a lot more tricks up its sleeve than meets the eye.

common questions

Q. How do I turn off Siri suggestions in Safari?

You can turn off Siri suggestions in Safari in the Settings app. Navigate to Settings app -> Safari > Siri & Search. Now turn off the switch next to Show Siri Suggestions in the app.

Q. How do I clear Siri’s suggestion history?

iOS allows you to easily clear Siri history. Just navigate to Settings -> Siri & Search -> Siri & Dictation History. Now, click on Delete Siri and Dictation History option and confirm.

Q. How do I get rid of suggested searches in Safari?

By clearing Safari history and website data, you can get rid of suggested searches in Safari. To do this, go to the Settings app -> Safari. Now tap on Clear History and Website Data and then click on Clear History and Data to confirm.

Q. How do you get rid of Siri suggestions on iPhone?

It’s very simple to get rid of Siri suggestions on iPhone. All you have to do is go to the Settings app -> Siri & Search. In the Siri Suggestions section, turn off all the options next to Suggestions while searching, Suggestions on lock screen, Suggestions on home screen, and Suggestions when sharing.

Q. How do I turn off name suggestions on iPhone?

Siri offers name suggestions based on your address book. If you find them useless, go to Settings app -> Contacts -> Siri & Search. In the In Contacts section, turn off the options for Show Siri Suggestions to Contacts and Learn from This App.

Q. How do I turn off name suggestions in iMessage?

Siri offers name suggestions in iMessage based on your address book. If you don’t like these suggestions, navigate to the Settings app -> Contacts -> Siri & Search. Now turn off the toggles for Show Siri Suggestions to Contacts and Learn from this app.

Q. How do I turn off contact suggestions?

You can turn off Siri contact suggestions in the Contacts app setting. Go to Settings app -> Contacts -> Siri & Search and then turn off the options for Show Siri Suggestions to Contacts and Learn from This App.

Q. Do Siri suggestions drain the battery?

Not. Siri suggestions don’t drain your battery.

Q. How do I move the Siri app suggestions widget to the home screen?

Just tap and hold your iPhone’s blank screen. Then tap the “+” button in the upper left corner of the screen. After that, scroll down and choose Siri Suggestions to move the Siri app suggestions widget to your home screen.

Q. How do I stop Siri from reading my messages?

Go to Settings app -> Notifications -> Announce messages with Siri. Now turn off the switch to Announce Messages with Siri to prevent the personal assistant from reading your incoming messages.

Q. How do I add suggested apps to my iPhone?

You can add suggested apps to your iPhone home screen using the Siri Suggestions home screen widget. Tap and hold the empty screen, then tap the “+” button. Then select the Siri Suggestions widget.

Q. How do I get rid of suggested shortcuts on iPhone?

You can prevent Siri from suggesting shortcuts related to an app by turning off all suggestions. To do this, go to the Settings app -> select the app -> Siri & Search. Now disable all toggles to prevent the personal assistant from suggesting shortcuts within the app, on the home screen and on the lock screen.

Q. How do I remove lock screen shortcuts from my iPhone?

The easiest way to remove all Siri suggestions or suggested shortcuts from the lock screen is to disable the “Lock screen suggestions” option located in the Settings app -> Siri & Search.

Q. How do I turn off Siri suggestions in iOS 14?

You can disable all Siri suggestions in Siri & Search settings (Settings app -> Siri & Search). If you want to disable suggestions related to an app, you will need to go to the respective app -> Siri and Search and disable all toggles.

Remove or disable Siri lock screen suggestions from iPhone and iPad with ease

So this is how you can hide Siri suggestions from iPhone lock screen so they don’t reveal your secrets. It’s always better to have the option to control certain features (like this one) based on your requirements.

With iOS 14, Apple introduced a number of security and privacy-centric features. In case you want to double your device’s privacy, check out our in-depth guide. In addition, I also recommend you to find out the tips to hide your favorite apps and view the apps privacy details.

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