How to Disable Siri Suggestions in Spotlight Search on iPhone with iOS9
Siri Suggestions is a feature of modern versions of iOS that recommends contacts, apps, nearby locations, and news, right from the Spotlight search screen. This feature is appreciated by many iOS users, some don’t use it, and others may find it unnecessary, slow, or unhelpful.
1. Open the Settings app on iOS and go to “General” and then to “Spotlight Search”
2. Flip the switch for “Siri Suggestions” to the OFF position
3. Exit Settings and return to Spotlight search to find the feature disabled
Returning to Spotlight in iOS will no longer have the contacts, apps, nearby locations, and news data within the search page.