As Siri has evolved in various ways over the years, suggestions from the smart assistant pop up across iOS in a variety of ways, often times by default. Follow along for how to customize Siri suggestions on your iPhone and iPad.

Siri suggestions come from analyzing your personal data, which happens on-device for greater user privacy. Even though many of these features are on by default, Apple gives users fine grain control of them, along with easy to understand descriptions of how the features work.

iPhone & iPad: How to customize Siri suggestions

  1. Open Settings
  2. Swipe down and tap Siri & Search
  3. Swipe down again and look for Siri Suggestions
  4. Tap the toggle next to Suggestions in Search, Suggestions in Look Up, or Suggestions on Lock Screen to turn the feature off
  5. Tap About Siri Suggestions & Privacy… to learn how personalized suggestions work on iOS

You’ll also find Siri app suggestions when on the Today View screen. Swipe to the bottom → Edit → Tap the red “-” next to Siri App Suggestions to remove the widget as shown below.

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