Turn Off Recent Contacts or Floating Heads on iPhone 6

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You're watching VisiHow, and in this tutorial, we're going to show you how to get rid of the recent contacts list or the floating heads on the iPhone 6.

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Steps

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    Let's start by giving the Home button a single press
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    This will take us to the Lock screen.
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    We could also press the Lock button on the right side of the phone to get to the same Lock screen
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    Swipe across to enter the phone
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    If phone security is set up, enter a passcode or press a thumb or fingerprint on the Home button to use the Touch ID sensor. The next thing we are going to do is explain what the talking heads are.
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    Double press on the phone button, and at the top are "KB", "LB", "LK" and "CF"
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    These are all the people we have contacted recently, and they will always show up on this screen at the top. Some people may get a bit irritated or annoyed by this.
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    If we tap on one of the circles, it brings up the option for us to call that person
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    However, we may not be interested in calling or messaging them, and we want to get rid of that icon at the top of the screen.
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    Press the Home button one time, and we'll learn how to do that
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    Start by pressing the "Settings" icon, which is a gray box with a series of gears inside
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    At the "Settings" menu, scroll down
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    We are looking for "Mail, Contacts, Calendars". Give that a single press.
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    Then scroll down to find "Show In-App Switcher", and tap on that
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    Now, we can turn off "Recents" and "Phone Favorites"
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    If we read the message at the bottom, it says, "Double-click the home button for quick access to phone favorites and people from recent calls and conversations"
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    Let's tap on the switch to get rid of "Phone Favorites"
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    This will no longer show the favorites on our phone.
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    Also get rid of "Recents" by tapping on the switch
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    This will also no longer show the recents on our phone.
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    To stay on this window and make sure we don't want to change anything, we'll give a double press to the Home button
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    Now, we can see that those circles are gone from the top of the screen
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    We no longer have them and will not be disturbed by floating head anymore.
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    We can tap on the arrow at the top left corner of the screen to go back into Mail
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    Remember, it is the "Show In-App Switcher" option
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    If we prefer to have "Phone Favorites", such as the people we have listed on our Favorites, then this option can be turned on or enabled in order to see those people when we show up
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    Otherwise, "Recents" enables the recent people, as we discussed previously
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    For the purpose of this tutorial, deleting them all is a simple and easy process
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    Let's give a double-press to the Home button
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    Swipe up on open Windows to close them
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    Tap on the Home screen to get back Home
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    Now, we can do whatever we would like to do with our phone
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    This finishes up our tutorial on how to delete the floating heads or recent contacts from showing up on our iPhone 6. Thank you very much for choosing VisiHow. We look forward to seeing you in our future videos. Have a great day.
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Questions and Answers

I have an iPhone 6 plus, can you help turning off floating heads?

Unable to find "show App Switcher". I have tried: Exactly what your how to showed me, that is listed

The "Show in App Switcher" option has been removed with iOS 9.0 and later versions.

Follow these instructions to enable or disable the floating-heads feature and see the floating-heads screen on iOS 9.0 and later.

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    Press the home button
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "General".
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    Tap on "Spotlight Search".
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    To enable the former floating-heads feature, enable "Siri Suggestions" and "Contacts".
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    To disable the former floating-heads feature, disable "Siri Suggestions" and "Contacts".
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    To see the "Floating Heads" screen, press the home button and swipe right.
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