iOS 9: How to disable/remove "News" on Spotlight Search (Siri Suggestions)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by talkybear, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. talkybear macrumors regular

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    I think suggesting contacts and apps is good, but I don't want to read news there...
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Settings > General > Spotlight Search > News toggle off
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    That toggle does not remove the news section. It only removes searching the news app from spotlight search.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Which is what the OP was asking about... o_O
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    No man. OP is referring the news that shows up when you swipe left from the first page. The page that shows recent contacts, apps, nearby and news articles.
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You need to turn off Spotlight Suggestions in Spotlight settings I’m afraid.
     
  7. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    So, basically no way to remove the news section unless we nuke the whole thing?
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Not even then. The News you see when you slide over will remain with no know setting to stop it.
     
  9. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    And spotlight seems to pull in Twitter data also. Despite me not having signed into Twitter or even having the Twitter app. It shows me Twitter results but not my contacts... Grrrrr...
     
  10. xxray macrumors 6502

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    This could be a source of a lot of data consumption too. :mad:
     
  11. neek87 macrumors newbie

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    Settings, General, Spotlight Search, scroll down until you see "Spotlight Suggestions" and then it off. That makes the news portion disappear.
     
  12. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    Right ! Thank you very much , I was trying to do the opposite and you put me in the right direction ;-) I couldn't understand why I had it on my iPhone and not iPad !!!
     
  13. talkybear thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. This works!
     
  14. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    Does this just turn off the news portion or does it affect multiple items?
     
  15. neek87 macrumors newbie

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    It just turns off the news section. "Siri Suggestions" and "Nearby" is still there.
     
  16. Peeetski macrumors newbie

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    Yeah this gets rid of more than just the news section unfortunately :( Like the rest of Siri suggestions which can be kinda handy.

    I would have thought a lot of people would be pretty annoyed at having this news section popping up all the time. Especially since it's not customisable.

    P.
     
  17. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

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    What's the point of having it tied to spotlight suggestions anyway? Everything else that uses spotlight suggestions is tied to the search results so they aren't really related. This along with having no ability to customize the news sources gives the feeling that spotlight suggestions is sponsored by the sites featured in news, I know this probably isn't the case it simply just gives that impression to me.
    They put a option for news under spotlight settings but turning it off only affects search results, is this a oversight or a deliberate choice?
     
  18. B3cpres macrumors newbie

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    What I want is to not only turn off all suggestions but to disable the blank search page that results when you toggle Siri Spotlight off. The whole function is completely useless and the blank page is just annoying
     
  19. The Highlander macrumors 6502

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    This is probably to force news promoted by some sort of advertisement payment to apple. At least we have a way of getting rid of it. Now.... We have 2 spotlights... one swiping left and another one swiping down?

    Makes no real sense to me.
     
  20. Pramuda macrumors newbie

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    I found how to turn off news in Siri suggestion.

    Go Settings- > iCloud - > News (turn toggle to off)

    P.S. Also it switch off News app.
     
  21. robertgenito macrumors newbie

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    *Sigh*, and now Apple: working with news companies for profit and to program your mind. Steve Jobs wouldn't have allowed this because he cared about people's consciousness.
     
  22. Exitsentence macrumors newbie

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    From lock screen swipe right to page where news headlines pop up and look on left side of screen. On the bottom left tap the small circle labeled edit. This opens an "add widgets" page. Scroll down to news widget, tap on red circle with minus sign and then select remove.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not quite sure that applies/applied to (early versions of) iOS 9.
     

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