How to Remove Apps from the Siri Suggestions Widget on the iPhone (New for iOS 14)

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The new Siri Suggestions widget for iOS 14 groups your frequently used apps together in one place on your iPhone Home Screen. At first, having your most-used apps in one place seems great. But if you're trying to cut back on using social media or playing games on your iPhone, or don't want everyone to know that you've downloaded Tinder, having those apps front and center becomes a problem. We've gone over how to add widgets, including the Siri Suggestions widget, to your Home Screen in a previous article. Now we'll show you how to stop individual apps from being included in the Siri Suggestions widget. There are two ways to remove an app from the Siri Suggestions widget; using your iPhone Settings, or via the widget itself. Let's get started. 

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    How to Remove Apps from the Siri Suggestions Widget on the Home Screen

    If you see an app in the Siri Suggestions widget that you'd like to remove, you can quickly and easily remove the app right there.

    1. Touch and hold the app you want to remove from the Siri Suggestions widget.
    2. A menu will pop up; tap the Don't Suggest option.
    3. Confirm that you want to remove the app, and it will be removed from your Siri Suggestions widget and replaced with another app suggestion.

      don't suggest appconfirm that you want to remove the app from siri suggestions

    How to Remove Apps from the Siri Suggestions Widget via Settings

    You can use Settings to remove apps that are currently showing up in the Siri Suggestions widget as well as to prevent apps not currently being suggested from showing up.

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Tap Siri & Search.

      iphone settings appsiri and search settings
       
    3. Scroll down and tap the app you'd like the Siri Suggestions widget not to include.
    4. Under On Home Screen, toggle off Suggest App.

      choose app you don't want in siri suggestionstoggle off suggest app
       
    5. After you turn off this setting, you may still see the suggested app may in the Siri Suggestions widget. In that case, you'll need to lock your phone, then unlock it, and the app will no longer appear there.

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    Leanne Hays

    Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

    In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.