How To Disable Spotlight Search On iPhone Lock Screen

Spotlight Search on Lock Screen

Spotlight Search on Lock Screen

Spotlight search has also been enhanced in iOS 15! Rich results with info about contacts, actors, musicians and more are now available, as well as system-wide availability! However, you might be looking for a way to disable Spotlight Search on Lock Screen, to maintain an increased level of privacy on your iPhone.

How To Turn Off Spotlight Search On Lock Screen

With Spotlight enabled across all apps and screens, by default, anyone that gets a chance to use your iPhone will be able to access this powerful search tool even if the device is locked. To disable this permission proceed as follows:
how to disable spotlight search on lock screen

  • 1. Open Settings.
  • 2. Tap on Face ID & Passcode.
  • 3.Provide your Passcode.
  • 4. Scroll for Today View and Search, available in Allow Access When Locked and disable it!

Fact: You can test out the new setup by locking your iPhone. Swipe down on the screen and the Search option should not be triggered anymore.

Important: This setting will also block access to the Today View when the iPhone is locked. This is the screen that you can access by swiping-right on the Lock Screen. It includes selected widgets and the Spotlight Search at the top!

Tip: Of course that you can revert this change anytime from the same Settings menu!

How do you use your iPhone? Do you enable Spotlight Search on Lock Screen or prefer to have it turned off? Use the comments section to share your feedback.

Related: Is Spotlight not working in iOS 15? Here are some ways to fix it!