If you have a lot of books on your iPhone, then you might use the search feature to locate specific ones.
But this search feature can be frustrating if you are getting a lot of results from the book store.
Our tutorial below will show you how to remove Book Store results from your searches in the iPhone Books app.
How to Search iBooks on an iPhone Without Showing Store Results
- Open Settings.
- Choose Books.
- Turn off Book Store under Searching.
Our guide continues below with additional information about how to remove book store results when searching on an iPhone, including pictures of these steps.
The Books app on your iPhone is a great way to acquire, store, and search through your downloaded eBooks and other compatible files.
But you may find that your search results are difficult to navigate, or even confusing, due to the presence of search results that display options from the Book Store.
If you would prefer that the Books app only show search results for items that are in your library, then you can change the search setting to start omitting results from the Book Store.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find and change this setting so that you don’t need to view search results for items that you don’t own.
Related: You can visit our how to remove Siri suggestions article if you would like to start customizing which of your apps and their content can appear in your device searches.
How to Change Search Setting for Books on iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.
By changing the setting in this guide, you will be removing search results for the Book Store when you perform a search within the Books app on your iPhone. This will not change search settings for anything else on your device.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Books option.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Searching section of the menu and tap the button to the right of Book Store to remove those results from search in the Books app.
Note that you can re-enable this in the future by changing this setting back, or by tapping option to allow Book Store search when using the search feature within the app.
Now that you know how to remove the Book Store results form your iPhone Book searches, you won’t be shown results that require you to purchase a new book.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.