Customize Spotlight Results

Spotlight offers a great way to search for almost anything on iOS device, with results from both Apple and third-party apps. If you have a lot of apps and are finding that search results are a bit too cluttered, you can exclude some of them from appearing in the results.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap General > Spotlight Search
  • Tap each of the search results to toggle their visibility

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As you go through the list of apps that Spotlight can search in, keep in mind that not all apps necessarily have content that is searchable. Even if an app is listed, it’s still up to the developer to support Spotlight. To make things easier, only turn off apps that you know are showing results that you don’t want to include–some apps may be enabled but don’t have content that is searchable.