How can I turn off news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9?
As of iOS 10 you can now remove the News widget from the lock screen and notification center the same way you remove other widgets.
In the US locale, things are pretty easy to customize. There is a toggle switch named News that controls that information source for spotlight.
Open the settings app, tap general, tap spotlight search, toggle news off (the list is sorted alphabetically so it's off screen initially)
Once you have that off, you should see a search screen like below (I've cropped the icons at the top and there is blank blue space below the bottom crop)
I'm not able to test other locales, but perhaps others can help edit or post their solution.
Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search.
Turn off "Maps" to get rid of the "Nearby" section. Turning off "Spotlight Suggestions" removes the news articles.
It looks like it is an all or nothing affair. If you go to General > Spotlight search then toggle off Siri Suggestions it gets rid of suggested news but it also gets rid of suggested contacts and apps as well.
Go to General → Spotlight Search and disable Bing Web Results, News and Spotlight Suggestions, and voilà!
go to General > Spotlight Search > Turnoff "Spotlight Suggestions" in search results
Ok mucking about with this it appears spotlight suggestions is the one, I've even re-enable News and the section at the bottom remains empty (UK Locale)
Agreed. Outcome the same for Australia locale. 👍
You have to toggle off "SPOTLIGHT suggestions" not "SIRI suggestions". Settings, General, Spotlight Search, scroll down until you see "Spotlight Suggestions" and then it off.
Just turn off siri suggestions, it will block everything else.
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