How do I turn off Apple News spotlight on my iPhone?

Answered by Willie Powers

To turn off Apple News spotlight on your iPhone, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone. It’s the gray icon with gears on your home screen.
2. Scroll down and tap on “General”. It should be towards the top of the third group of options.
3. In the “General” settings, look for “Spotlight Search” and tap on it. It should be below “AirDrop” and above “Handoff”.
4. Once you’re in the “Spotlight Search” settings, scroll down until you see “Spotlight Suggestions”. It should be towards the bottom of the list.
5. Tap on the toggle switch next to “Spotlight Suggestions” to turn it off. When the switch is gray and positioned to the left, it means that the feature is turned off.
6. Exit the settings app by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom of the screen, depending on your iPhone model.

By following these steps, you have successfully turned off Apple News Spotlight in your iPhone’s Spotlight search. This means that news headlines from Apple News will no longer be displayed in the Spotlight search screen when you swipe down on your home screen or swipe right from the home screen.

Please note that turning off Spotlight Suggestions will also disable other suggestions such as app suggestions, contact suggestions, and nearby location suggestions in your Spotlight search. However, it will not affect the search functionality itself. You will still be able to search for apps, contacts, emails, messages, and other content on your iPhone using the Spotlight search feature.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else I can assist you with.