How to Stop Photos from Showing in Spotlight Search on iPhone & iPad

Whenever you search for stuff on your iPhone or iPad through Spotlight you may find a situation where photos are displaying in search. If you want to stop Photos from Showing in Spotlight Search on iPhone & iPad, you can do this by making a settings change.

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What is Spotlight Search?

Spotlight is a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple’s macOS and iOS operating systems. It is a selection-based search system, which makes an index of all items and files on the system. With the help of Spotlight, you can find apps, documents, emails, and other items on your Mac. You can get news, sports scores, weather conditions, stock prices along with calculations and conversions.

Steps to Remove Photos from Spotlight Search on iPhone & iPad

Here is the step-by-step guide to remove photos from showing up in your Spotlight search results on iOS and iPad OS:

Step 1: Open the “Settings” app.


Step 2: Go to “Siri & Search”.

Siri & Search

Step 3: Scroll down and select the “Photos” option.

Step 4: Here, You will see two options:

Stop Photos from Showing

>>> Toggle off “Show App in Search” to stop all photos plus the Photos app from displaying in Spotlight search results

>>> Toggle off “Show Content in Search” if you wish the Photos app to display in search, but no individual photos to show in Spotlight searches.

You will need to make the change appropriate as per your desired needs.

Following the provided steps you will no longer find images and photos displaying up in your search results.

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