How to Clear Spotlight Search History in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Deleting and clearing search history on iPhone and iPad is one of the good habits I have developed over a period of time. I never like to compile cache and history, though I love this subject of History from the Humanities! On a serious note, when you clear search history, you ensure that your iOS device runs smoothly as you have essentially cleared documents and data from the device. So is the case with Spotlight search. If you are using Spotlight too often to search apps, contacts, and other information, you can also clear Spotlight Search history on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11.

Spotlight Search, also known as Siri Suggestions, is one of the essential features on your iOS device; this comes handy when you download many apps and other stuff on your device. You can quickly search things instead of exploring your home screens. You can invoke Spotlight Search by swiping down on home screen or simply swipe from left to right. In the search field that appears on the top, type in a contact name or app name, and you will find results. If you generously use Spotlight Search on your device, it will surely create a lot of search history below the Spotlight Search bar. So, here is how you can delete Siri Search Suggestions in iOS 11.

How to Clear Siri Search Suggestions in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1: On your iOS device, swipe down on the middle of your screen; this will bring down Spotlight Search.

Step #2: Under the Search field, you will find SIRI APP SUGGESIONS, and under this, you have SIRI SEARCH SUGGESTIONS.

Step: 3: Now you need to tap on Clear, which is next to SIRI SEARCH SUGGESTIONS.

Step #4: A pop-up will ask you to confirm your action “Clear Siri Search Suggestions”.

Step #5: Finally, tap on OK button on the pop-up.

This will clear Spotlight Search history on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Disable Siri Search Suggestion in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Follow this below mentioned steps to turn off Siri App Suggestion in Spotlight search in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1: Launch Settings App on your iOS device.

Open Settings App on iPhone

Step #2: Tap on Siri and Search Option.

Step #3: Finally, toggle off Suggestion in Search.

If you have not updated your device to iOS 11, you can follow this guide to clear Spotlight Search history in iOS 10 on your iPhone and iPad.

If you want to keep your phone clean from search history, you need to delete search history on iPhone search bar once you used Spotlight Search.

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