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Question:Q:Turn off IOS 13 Contact Suggestions

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How do I remove contact suggestion from photos and messages on ios 13? If I want to send a picture I get a row of contact suggestions I would like to turn that future off. I’ve tried turning it off by turning off “Siri Suggestions” but that didn’t work.

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 12:52 PM

Oct 22, 2019 4:34 PM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

Other threads show it’s not possible to remove it. Come on, Apple. No one likes this new annoying feature.

Oct 22, 2019 4:34 PM

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Oct 22, 2019 4:50 AM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

I have the same problem. It is not only extremely annoying, it is also very intrusive.

Is there any way to get rid of if definitely?

Oct 22, 2019 4:50 AM

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Oct 22, 2019 4:50 AM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

I have the same problem. It is not only extremely annoying, it is also very intrusive.

Is there any way to get rid of if definitely?

Oct 22, 2019 4:50 AM

Oct 22, 2019 4:34 PM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

Other threads show it’s not possible to remove it. Come on, Apple. No one likes this new annoying feature.

Oct 22, 2019 4:34 PM

Oct 22, 2019 4:36 PM in response to geegeet In response to geegeet

Its terrible. And it sends it immediately! I've sent the wrong pic to people twice already.

Oct 22, 2019 4:36 PM

Oct 29, 2019 4:12 AM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

It seem like there is no way to remove it.

The only way I can do to prevent this **** thing, is to remove that guy out of my contacts and save his phone number in some other place. (⊙﹏⊙)b

Oct 29, 2019 4:12 AM

Oct 30, 2019 11:33 AM in response to 莫天明 In response to 莫天明

Which means: another system, another brand.

Apple is turning people like me away with such policies. When the os is supposed to know -better than the user- what he/she is supposed to do, like, share etc. , it’s a very bad sign to him/her: if I understand properly that I am supposed to take it or leave it, then of course I leave it. Who can accept such an intrusive “mandatory” feature?

Opt-out is not only an « option » : it is a deliberate choice. Where are the brains gone in Apple?

Oct 30, 2019 11:33 AM

Nov 21, 2019 9:54 PM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

Im trying to find out the solution of the same but turning off everything is also not working. Requesting apple to provide a solution to this as when we share the scree shows contact info according to usage of the app.

Nov 21, 2019 9:54 PM

Dec 15, 2019 2:46 PM in response to rohitsaboo In response to rohitsaboo

I think that in this case the problem is about privacy! Apple needs to protect their costumers and listen them, in particular their complains, and this new feature seems not to be appreciate by anyone!

Dec 15, 2019 2:46 PM

Dec 17, 2019 3:16 PM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

This is likely done in order to take these suggestions (that can now be considered a part of Apple’s iMessage Online Service and not a Device only feature) use them to categorize and place people into groups so that they can further their intrusion into your daily lives.

All of course “To provide more relevant content to consumer.” Right, just how digital voicemail was offloaded to a human company who then could access everyone’s voicemails.

Dec 17, 2019 3:16 PM

Dec 26, 2019 9:58 PM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

@apple please solve this problem, I do not want every contact to be displayed after pressing the upload button!!!

This is very annoying.

Dec 26, 2019 9:58 PM

Jan 23, 2020 4:29 PM in response to tayloroli_ In response to tayloroli_

I don't entirely hate the feature, but it needs to at least be editable/sortable/defeatable.

What I really want to know is: HOW are the suggestions determined?? There doesn't appear to be any logic as to which contacts appear. Like, how about the last few people I texted in order of most recent? Most used contacts? Favorites? But no, it's totally arbitrary and THAT is what makes it useless and frustrating.

Jan 23, 2020 4:29 PM

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Question:Q:Turn off IOS 13 Contact Suggestions


Use Sharing Suggestions in Photos

With Sharing Suggestions, the Photos app creates collections of photos and videos that were taken around the same time and place, making it easy to share moments.

The people you share with receive a message with a link to to view your photos. Your shared collection is active for 30 days, but you can stop sharing the collection at any time.

If you want to create a space for ongoing collaborative photo sharing, try Shared Albums. You can also learn more about sending pictures and videos with Messages.

Sharing Suggestions on iPhone

How to share photos with Sharing Suggestions

  1. Turn on iCloud Photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Open the Photos app.
  3. Tap the For You tab, then find Sharing Suggestions.
  4. Swipe left to browse all the suggested collections, then tap a collection to share. 
  5. Tap Next to share everything, or tap Select and then deselect the items that you don't want to include.
  6. Choose people to share with. If Photos recognizes people pictured, their names appear automatically. People you've shared photos with before might also appear. Deselect anyone you don't want to include. Tap Add People to select more friends.
  7. Tap the Share in Messages button. A Messages window appears, showing the recipients and a preview of the message that they'll get. 
  8. Add a comment if you'd like, then tap the Send button.

adding shared photos to your own library

How to use Share Back to complete the collection

When the recipients of your collection tap the link in Messages, Photos opens and shows all the items that you shared.* They can tap Add All to add your photos and videos at full resolution to their own library.

If Photos detects that your friends have items in their library that might be from the same time and place, a Share Back section appears below the collection that you sent. When they tap View, Photos shows items that might be from the same event — for example, photos they took at a beach party that you attended together.

Your friends can select which items to share back, then tap Share to send you photos capturing angles and moments that you might have missed.

* If a recipient opens the link in Messages on their Mac, the collection appears on a web page and Share Back isn't available.

How to view your recently shared collections or stop sharing

In the For You tab, you can see the collections that you've shared and stop sharing any collections that are still available. Here's how:

  1. In the Photos app, tap the For You tab, then find iCloud Links.
  2. Swipe left to see the collections that you've shared or received. Tap a collection to see the photos and videos it contains.
  3. If you want to stop sharing one of your collections before its 30-day availability expires, tap the More button the blue circle with three dots, then tap Stop Sharing. Tap Stop Sharing again to confirm.

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Siri Suggestions on iPhone

Siri makes suggestions for what you might want to do next, such as call into a meeting or confirm an appointment, based on your routines and how you use your apps.

For example, Siri might help when you do any of the following:

  • Glance at the Lock Screen or start a search: As Siri learns your routines, you get suggestions for just what you need, at just the right time.

  • Create email and events: When you start adding people to an email or calendar event, Siri suggests the people you included in previous emails or events.

  • Receive calls: If you get an incoming call from an unknown number, Siri lets you know who might be calling—based on phone numbers included in your emails.

  • Leave for an event: If your calendar event includes a location, Siri assesses traffic conditions and notifies you when to leave.

  • Type: As you enter text, Siri can suggest names of movies, places—anything you viewed on iPhone recently. If you tell a friend you’re on your way, Siri can even suggest your estimated arrival time.

  • Search in Safari: Siri suggests websites and other information in the search field as you type.

    Above the keyboard, Siri also suggests words and phrases based on what you were just reading.

  • Confirm an appointment or book a flight on a travel website: Siri asks if you want to add it to your calendar.

  • Read News stories: As Siri learns which topics you’re interested in, they’ll be suggested in News.

To change the settings for Siri Suggestions, see Change Siri settings on iPhone.

Your personal information—which is encrypted and remains private—stays up to date across all your devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID. As Siri learns about you on one device, your experience with Siri is improved on your other devices. If you don’t want Siri personalization to update across your devices, you can disable Siri in iCloud settings. See Keep what Siri knows about you up to date on your Apple devices.

Siri is designed to protect your information, and you can choose what you share. To learn more, see the Apple Support article Siri Suggestions, Search & Privacy.

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How to Turn OFF Predictive Text Suggestions on iPhone

As you must have noticed, the virtual keyboard on iPhone suggests words as you try to type something. If you find this distracting, you can easily Turn OFF Predictive Text Suggestions on your iPhone.

Turn Off Predictive Text Suggestions on iPhone

Disable Predictive Text on iPhone

Predictive Text Feature on iPhone is designed to speed up your typing in iMessage and other Apps by offering word suggestions that you are most likely to type next.

These Predictive Word suggestions resemble your writing style as they are based on data collected from your past conversations.

If you feel that Predictive Text Suggestions are interfering with your thought flow or making you write in a particular way, you can easily disable Predictive Text Feature on iPhone.

1. Temporarily Disable Predictive Text on iPhone

You can temporarily disable Predictive Text on iPhone at any time by following the steps below.

1. Open iMessage App on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Open any Conversation and tap within the Message body to activate the virtual keyboard.

3. Once the Keyboard appears, start typing and you will see suggested words appearing on the grey bar above the first row of keyboard (See image below).

Keyboard With Predictive Text Suggestions Enabled

4. Tap and hold on one of the predictive text suggestions and drag it down towards the keyboard.

For example, in the above case tap and hold on the suggested word Hey and just drag it towards the first row of the keyboard.

5. The predictive text bar will immediately shrink and you will see a white bar in the middle.

Predictive Text Suggestions Disabled on Keyboard

This will disable the Predictive Text on your iPhone and you will be able to continue typing without being bothered by predictive text suggestions for the rest of your conversation.

At any time, you can activate Predictive Text on your iPhone by swiping the white bar upwards.

2. Permanently Disable Predictive Text on iPhone

You can completely disable the Predictive Text feature on your iPhone by following these steps.

1. Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Keyboard.

2. On the next screen, move the toggle next to Predictive Text to OFF position.

Disable Predictive Text on iPhone

After this, you will no longer find your iPhone bothering you with word suggestions, whenever you use the onscreen keyboard.


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How to Disable the Suggested Contacts Row in Your iPhone’s Share Sheet

The share sheet on your iPhone or iPad is the fastest way to share photos, share files, and access Shortcuts actions. It’s also where you can find quick access to suggested contacts from supported messaging apps.

These contact suggestions are enabled by default on new devices, but if you don’t see them on your iPhone you can enable them in the Settings. However, these suggestions are far from perfect, so you may want to hide specific contacts or disable the row completely instead.

Here’s how to turn the suggested contacts feature on and off for your iPhone.

Which Apps Can Provide Suggested Contacts?

In iOS 13 and later, the top row of the share sheet offers one-tap access to suggested contacts with whom you might want to share a video, website, or file. As with many aspects of your iPhone's suggestions, you’re not directly in control of what turns up.

The list always begins with nearby AirDrop devices. Then Siri displays recent and frequent contacts from Messages and other supported messaging apps.

It’s up to developers to update their apps with support for Siri’s messaging domain so that their apps can appear in the share sheet.

If you don't like any of the suggestions, you can actually disable the contact suggestions entirely.

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How to Enable or Disable Suggested Contacts in the Share Sheet

To turn contact suggestions in the share sheet on or off:

  1. Open Settings and tap on Siri & Search.
  2. Then, find the section called Siri Suggestions.
  3. The last item in the list—Suggestions when Sharing—is the one you need to enable or disable.
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Toggling on the Suggestions when Sharing option will display that row of suggested contacts, which learns from your behavior to suggest recent and frequent contacts.

Toggling it off will remove the row entirely and prevent Siri from suggesting any contacts when you’re sharing content.

How to Customize Which Suggested Contacts Appear

If you’re only looking to hide a specific contact or iMessage group chat from the suggestions, there’s a way to do that without disabling the entire row.

To remove a specific contact suggestion:

  1. Open the share sheet on your iPhone.
  2. Tap and hold on that contact until a context menu appears.
  3. To hide the contact, tap the Suggest Less button. Siri will stop suggesting that contact from the selected messaging app.
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Show What You Want in the Share Sheet

When Siri’s suggested contacts include the person you’re looking for, the feature can feel like magic. But if you’re frustrated more often than you're amazed by it, you can easily turn it off instead.

After changing this setting, look for more ways to customize the share menu on your iPhone or Mac to adapt it to suit your needs.


How to Customize the Share Menu on Your iPhone or Mac

The Share menu is a powerful feature on both iOS and macOS. We'll show you how to customize it to make it even more useful.

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How to Remove All Contact Suggestions from Share Sheet on iPhone (iOS 14.0.1)?

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By default, your iPhone and iPad suggest a list of people whenever you tap the Share button. It’s easy to share things accidentally. Starting with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can remove suggested contacts from the Share sheet.

The Problem: Contacts in the Share Sheet

Apple uses the Share menu for more than just sharing something with friends. It’s also how you perform actions on an item, such as duplicating a photo or saving a PDF to the Files app.

Depending on what you’re trying to do, seeing a list of your friends or family members pop up when you’re just trying to copy a file can be surprising. You might worry that a stray tap would share a link or piece of media with someone by accident. Luckily, starting with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, it’s now easy to completely remove the list of sharing suggestions on the Share sheet.

An example of Siri contact suggestions in the iPhone Share sheet.


How to Remove People From the Share Menu

To remove these contacts from the Share menu, open “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap “Siri & Search.”

In Settings, tap "Siri & Search."

In “Siri & Search,” tap the switch beside “Suggestions when sharing” to turn it off.

In Settings, tap "Suggestions when Sharing" to turn it off.

Exit “Settings.” The next time you tap “Share” in an app, you’ll notice that the list of sharing suggestions is now gone. Instead, you’ll just see the regular row of app icons and a list of potential actions below.

An example of the Share sheet on iPhone without the contact suggestions.

This one small change can potentially bring a great deal of peace of mind to some iPhone and iPad users, but if you ever want to bring it back, just enable the “Suggestions when Sharing” option in Settings again.

How to Remove Contacts from Share Sheet in iOS 13 or Older

If you want to remove contacts from the Share sheet on an iPhone or iPad running an older operating system—in other words, iOS 13 or below on an iPhone and iPadOS 13 or below on an iPad—you’ll need to delete a conversation within the Messages app or within other apps that support Share extensions, such as Discord

Even if you’re running iOS or iPadOS 14, it’s possible to temporarily remove particular contacts from your Share sheet this way.

Deleting message threads is not an ideal fix, however, so if your device supports it, consider updating your iPhone to iOS 14 or updating your iPad to iOS 14 (or whatever newer operating system is available), and you’ll be able to completely disable contact suggestions in the Share menu. Good luck!

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How To: Remove Annoying Contact Suggestions in Your iOS Share Sheet Completely or Temporarily

Apple has always strived to make the share sheet in iOS as useful a tool as possible. It has action extensions, share extensions, shortcuts, activities, and Siri suggestions, and you can even customize the order of the buttons to a certain degree. One thing you couldn't change was Siri's suggested contacts at the top. If you've always hated seeing those bubbles, iOS 14 has a way to get rid of them.

Suggested contacts appear as circles in the row above the share extensions, and they're shortcuts for sharing directly to contacts you frequently communicate with over AirDrop, Mail, Messages, Messenger, etc. They're great if you need them, but they also clutter the share sheet and show who you've been talking to or sharing media and other content with.

In iOS 13, if you didn't like the way they looked or didn't want people over your shoulder to see those suggested contacts, you didn't have many options. You could delete conversations in Messages, delete entire contacts, and turn off AirDrop, but those were horrible workarounds since they disturb other areas of iOS.

Apple fixed the issue starting in iOS 14.0 when it silently rolled out controls for Siri suggestions when sharing. The controls make the inconvenient methods of the past obsolete since you can now tinker with the suggestions directly on your iPhone.

Option 1: Remove All Contact Suggestions in the Share Sheet

To eliminate all suggested contacts in the share sheet, Apple baked in a kill-all switch. Simply open Settings, tap "Siri & Search," then toggle off the "Suggestions when Sharing" switch. The next time you load up an activity view, the entire row where your suggested contacts were will be gone.

Remove Annoying Contact Suggestions in Your iOS Share Sheet Completely or Temporarily
Remove Annoying Contact Suggestions in Your iOS Share Sheet Completely or Temporarily

Option 2: Remove Suggestions Individually in the Share Sheet

If you like having suggested contacts but want to remove individual contacts from the list, there's an easy way to do so. Just long-press on the contact you want to remove, then select "Suggest Less" on the pop-up window. That contact will then disappear, just as you want it to, and should not appear as often as before.

Remove Annoying Contact Suggestions in Your iOS Share Sheet Completely or Temporarily
Remove Annoying Contact Suggestions in Your iOS Share Sheet Completely or Temporarily

To be clear, "Suggest Less" isn't quite the same as "deleting" contacts from the suggestions row. What you're doing is telling iOS that you want to see this contact appear less. Theoretically, if it's a contact you don't message frequently, iOS should keep it from appearing in activity views. However, don't be surprised to see it again if you recently messaged that person.

That means that it's also not a good method for removing all contacts from the suggestions menu. If you tap "Suggest Less" on every contact in this row, eventually, they'll all be gone. However, the next time you share something in iOS, a new row of suggested contacts may appear. To clear them all forever, use Option 1 above instead.

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