How to Turn Off Search Suggestions in the iPhone & iPad Safari App

 How to Turn Off Auto Website Suggestions

Similarly to the Safari browser on your Mac, the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad will recommend suggested websites, show popups related to your search, and auto-fill search queries as you type. Here's how to turn off suggestions for search in Safari. It's a simple, quick tip!

Related: How to Quickly Close All Tabs in Safari on iPhone

  • To turn off auto-suggested websites and search terms, open Settings and tap Safari.


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Toggle Search Engine Suggestions and Safari Suggestions to off. Search Engine Suggestions allows your search engine to auto-fill your search queries and Safari Suggestions will show you web results it thinks are related to your query

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Now Safari won't auto-suggest search terms and search results and you can use search that much more to your liking.

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