Disable Safari suggestions on Mac computers and iPhone or iPad devices
Apple included the suggestions feature into their web browser called Safari. This function attempts to show predictions of your search query, however, it is separate function from suggested words and phrases. While this feature is enabled Safari displays various suggestions, offering to preview interactive content for iTunes media, news, Wikipedia articles, weather forecasts, sports results, apps from the App Store, even nearby locations. This may look like really handful function, unfortunately this is not a rare case, when it fails to predict your actual goals, the result might be annoying, since content suggestions function takes a little bit more time to load than a simple words and phrases suggestions, also it consumes some resources and might impact your Safari's performance.
This function is available on both macOS and iOS platforms, luckily, it is quite simply path to disable this feature on both devices. Even though, some people reports that it is a great function and helps a lot, while the others are disappointed and stating, that it is only a obstacle in a daily Internet browsing experience. The actual value of this function depends on your browsing habits and goals, due to this reason we recommend to try out personally and if you find out it is actually annoying follow these simple steps described in this article to disable Safari suggestions on your Mac computer and/or iPhone or iPad devices.
Table of Contents:
- Disable Safari suggestions on Mac
- Disable Safari suggestions on mobile Apple Device
- Video Showing how to disable Safari suggestions on Mac
Disable Safari suggestions on Mac
As it was mentioned, the path to disable Safari suggestions are really short and simple, if you find out this function is not useful at all, begin by launching Safari web browser. Once the application opened, click on Safari in the menu bar at top of your screen and then select Preferences. Alternatively, you may use keyboard shortcut of Command and Comma (,) to access Safari's preferences. Inside, choose the Search tab from the menu in the top of the window. Under the Search tab you will find several available functions, such as Include search engine suggestions, include Safari suggestions, Enable Quick Website search, Preload Top Hit in the background, and Show Favorites. The function required in our case would be Smart Search Field: Include Safari suggestions, remove the checkmark from the box to disable Safari Suggestions. Also you may consider about removing the checkmark from the box next to Include search engine suggestions, this way you will not see any suggestions while entering your search query. Once, you've enabled and disabled all desired functions, simply close the preferences window and the adjustments will be saved and applied automatically. In order to ensure you have disabled the Safari Suggestions function, simply type in the query into URL address field and check if any suggestions pops-up, for example famous persons name, popular movie or some location. If you've managed to disable the Safari suggestions, none of those queries will show interactive content.
Disable Safari suggestions on mobile Apple Device
Disabling suggestions on iOS device is also quite simple, however, you will not be able to do this through Safari application. This should not be a surprise, for users who's not a novice iPhone or iPod owner. Not a surprise, that in order to disable Safari suggestions, first you should go to iPhone/iPad settings, then scroll down until you find Safari, tap on it to enter the preferences. Inside, look for Search category, underneath you will find similar to Mac Safari function, such as Search Engine Suggestions, Safari Suggestions, Quick Website Search, Preload Top Hit. If you desire to disable Safari Suggestions, simply toggle off Safari Suggestions , also you should consider about Search Engine Suggestions, however, if you disable this feature as well, you will turn off auto-complete search queries on your mobile website browser. Once you have finished your modifications, you do not need to look for save or any similar buttons, simply exit from Settings and all adjustments will automatically be saved and applied on your web browser. In order to ensure you've successfully disabled suggestions, open your mobile Safari and start typing your query, in the query into URL address field and check if any suggestions pops-up, for example famous persons name, popular movie or some location. If you've managed to disable the Safari suggestions, none of those queries will show interactive content.
Video Showing how to disable Safari suggestions on Mac