Spotlight Search on the iPhone is a very helpful way to open apps, find contacts, and find information in text messages. But there are some other sections that come up in Spotlight Search results that you might not need or want. One such section is the News section, which will show headlines of news articles related to the search term that you just typed.
If you don’t plan to search for news in Spotlight Search, or have grown tired of scrolling past it to find the information that you want, then you might be looking for a way to stop those news headlines from showing up in search. Our guide below will show you how to make this change on your iPhone.
How to Stop Showing News Headlines in Search on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.1. This guide is going to show you how to adjust a setting for the Spotlight Search feature on your device. Once you have completed these steps you will have removed the News section from Spotlight Search. You can also elect to remove any other unwanted elements from Spotlight Search using this same process.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and open the General section of the menu.
Step 3: Touch the Spotlight Search button.
Step 4: Scroll down and touch the button to the right of News to turn it off.
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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.