How to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone

Spotlight Search and Today View are enabled on the iPhone Lock Screen by default. Some users may prefer to keep it on, but for others, it may be irritating, unnecessary, or a breach of privacy as anyone who picks up the iPhone can see and search through your apps, calendar, and other personal data.

While the Lock Screen Search and Today View do not reveal everything an unlocked iPhone does, they can be bothersome for some users. And for others, they may just find the feature to be annoying when it activates unintentionally especially if you pull it out of your pocket and notice Spotlight is searching some gibberish text. 

How to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone

Learn how to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone

Here’s how to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone:

  1. Open Settings from your home screen.
  2. Go to Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode. Learn how to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone
  3. Scroll down and switch the toggle to off for Today View and Search. Learn how to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone

You can now swipe over or swipe down the lock screen of your iPhone and Spotlight Search or Today View will no longer be activated even if it is locked. 

We hope this guide helped you learn how to turn off Spotlight Search and Today View for Lock Screen on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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