How to Clear Spotlight Search History On iPhone and iPad

If you are an iPhone user then you have noticed that spotlight search shows your search terms under the search bar. But there is no way to clear this spotlight search history. You can get help from this article to clear the search history  under spotlight search bar.

How to Clear Spotlight Search History On iPhone and iPad

Spotlight Search on iPhone

Before moving further, you should know about the spotlight. Spotlight allows users to search from internet and it also allows its users to search for things reside on your phone. Such as pictures, contacts, songs, apps and many more.

The spotlight search bar is located at the bottom of the home screen. Spotlight allows its users to quickly launch the apps and you can play the song of your choice by just using the spotlight search bar. This is a very easy way to search the song, previously; you had to go to the app and then go to its search bar and type name of the song and then play the song. Spotlight makes these things very easy. You can go to the app at the time of need within one tap.

Clear Spotlight Search History On iPhone or iPad

You can clear search history below the spotlight by using steps mentioned below.


Go to home settings of your iPhone and then tap on the settings.

Then tap on the general.

Now, general screen will appear, tap on spotlight search.

Toggle off for the Siri suggestions, on the next screen.

Now turn the Siri suggestions on, if you want to use the spotlight search on your phone.

When you turn off your Siri suggestion it will clear the spotlight history and when you turn it on again it will allow you to use spotlight search bar again. You can clear spotlight search history by using this method until Apple introduces the feature to clear spotlight history.

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