All Devices Change Share Suggestions?

nickkrumors

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Has anyone found a way to either disable or change the share suggestions on the share sheet? I'd like to edit the suggested text message options that come up. I know its learned suggestions, but I'd think there would be a way to edit it.
 
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willmtaylor

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Has anyone found a way to either disable or change the share suggestions on the share sheet? I'd like to edit the suggested text message options that come up. I know its learned suggestions, but I'd think there would be a way to edit it.
Could you be more specific? Screenshot?

“I’d think there would be a way....” <—You do know you’re tslking about Apple, don’t you? ;)
 

nickkrumors

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Is it the name under your contact picture you are wanting being able to change?
Ha no, just wanting to change WHO is there. Siri/iPhone/Apple decides who is there based off learned behavior. While that should be similar to whom I’d like to have there, it isn’t exactly. I’d like to be able to chose who appears there.
 

digitalexplr

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Ha no, just wanting to change WHO is there. Siri/iPhone/Apple decides who is there based off learned behavior. While that should be similar to whom I’d like to have there, it isn’t exactly. I’d like to be able to chose who appears there.
Gotcha! It seems be pulling from iMessage list. I agree it would be nice to edit/control who shows up there!
 

uptownnyc

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This is hugely annoying. I'd like to be able to control who appears there, and in what order. There's people I'd never send things to more than the one recent interaction, that appear in that list.
 

TimFL1

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The whole point of the list is suggestions based on context and app usage, not contact pins.
If you usually share Apple Music songs to friend X, friend X shows up more prominently in the share sheet. If you send a lot of news articles to friend B, friend B shows up more prominently.

It‘s not just the order / contact that‘s determined behind the scenes, it‘s also the form of communication. Only issue is, barely any app taps into the new suggestion API yet. In the future we‘ll see more WhatsApp contact suggestions instead of iMessage if we use WhatsApp.
I had one instance where the share sheet suggested a mail contact because the person was in the images I took and has no iPhone (presumably tries to evade SMS suggestions).
 

The.Walrus

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Same issue here. Just seems stupid you can't manually change this, especially when the list doesn't include someone with whom I frequently iMessage (yet includes others that I don't message often).
 

bmac89

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I just want to get rid of the whole thing!

Takes up so much space on the share sheet when I won’t use it. The old method was perfectly fine. Also I don’t want contacts name & photo splashed around the system. The worst part is you can accidentally tap a contact and share something by mistake.

If you would like an option to edit and ideally toggle the feature off completely then I suggest providing feedback directly to Apple. https://www.apple.com/feedback/