Turn Off Spotlight Search for an Application on an iPhone

Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, voeurn chy, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to exclude applications from the Spotlight search in iOS 9. The Spotlight search is very powerful.

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    For example, we can type "VisiHow" in the Spotlight search
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    In this video, Spotlight will show our Mail results, Safari web sites, and Notes results. We can exclude applications from the Spotlight search. An important reason to do this is to increase the speed and memory on our device. There is no reason to index the items if we are not going to use them.
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    We can tap on "Settings"
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    We tap on "General"
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    Then, we tap "Spotlight Search"
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    We can scroll to any of the indexed items and turn their indexing off
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    Let's tap "Mail" to turn its indexing off.
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    We press the home button to go to the home screen
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    We swipe right to "SIRI SUGGESTIONS"
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    For example, we type "VisiHow" once more
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    Mail will be excluded from the search results. We can also turn off Safari and Notes if we want.
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That was how to exclude applications from the Spotlight search in iOS 9. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thanks again for watching VisiHow!

Video: Turn Off Spotlight Search for an Application on an iPhone

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Recent edits by: voeurn chy, Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

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