When I swipe left from the first page of my home screen, iOS 9 brings me to the spotlight screen.

There I can see Siri suggestions and news. Is there a way to configure which news are showed in this page?

Note: I do not have the news app, I suppose because it is not yet available in all the countries.

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Edit: As of iOS 10 you can remove the news widget.

It is not possible in iOS 9. See this question for more information about turning all/news suggestions off. Removing news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9


You need to set your region to USA from settings.app to use news app

  • Could you add a screen shot of this? You might be on to a solution on customizing this for many.
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 22:03

There seems to be no way to "configure" the spotlight suggestions for the news. You can only disable it altogether from Settings/General/Spotlight search.

All I get are news from NY Times, CNN, Washington Post.


Go to Language and Region in General settings and set it to your region.

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