Safari Suggestions

About Safari Search & Privacy

Safari has one field for searches and web addresses so you can browse the web from one convenient place. When Search Engine Suggestions are enabled, Safari will ask your selected search engine for suggestions based on what you’ve typed.

Siri analyzes how you use your device to provide personalized suggestions and better search

Siri learns how you use your devices in order to personalize your experience. Using information stored on your device, such as your Safari browsing history, emails, messages, and contacts, as well as information contributed by other installed apps, Siri can provide suggestions in searches, Look Up, News, Photos Memories, and more. You can see the full list of features that Siri personalizes in the Siri section of Settings.

Personalization is synced across your devices with end-to-end encryption

Siri securely syncs this information among your devices, to make your experience consistent on all of them. This sync is done using end-to-end encryption.

To make suggestions and search results more relevant, some information is sent to Apple and not associated with you

In some cases, such as when you use Siri Suggestions in Search, Look Up, or Safari, generalized topics of interest that Siri has learned may be sent to Apple to make your searches more relevant. These topics of interest (for example, cooking or basketball) will help to give you more relevant search results, and we use privacy-friendly techniques to disassociate these topics of interest from you.

In addition to these topics of interest, when you perform a search, your device sends your search queries, suggestions you have selected, and related usage data to Apple to process your request. This information is not associated with you. Search results that show files and content on your device will not be sent.

If you have Location Services on your device turned on, the location of your device will be sent to Apple to provide more relevant recommendations. To provide you with more relevant music and video suggestions, if your device can access music or video subscription services, then information such as the names of the subscription services and types of subscriptions may be sent to Apple. Your account name, number and password will not be sent to Apple. Location, search queries, your interests, and usage information sent to Apple will only be used by Apple to make Suggestions more relevant and to improve other Apple products and services.

To show results from web search engines, common words and phrases collected over time from searches may be forwarded from Apple to a web search engine.

You have choice and control

You can stop apps from contributing information to personalize Siri. Go to Settings, then tap Siri & Search, and scroll down to find the app you want to disable. Tap on the name of that App and toggle the Search and Siri Suggestions switch to “off”.

If you do not want Siri Suggestions to send your information to Apple, you can turn off Siri Suggestions. You may do so under Settings, tap Siri & Search and slide the Suggestions in Search and Suggestions in Lookup switches to “off”. Safari Suggestions can be turned off in Settings, tap Safari, and slide Safari Suggestions to “off”.

You can turn off Location Services for Siri Suggestions. To do so, open Settings, tap Privacy, tap Location Services, tap System Services, and slide the Location-Based Suggestions switch to “off”. If you turn off Location Services on your device, your precise location will not be sent to Apple. To deliver relevant search suggestions, Apple may use the IP address of your Internet connection to approximate your location by matching it to a geographic region.

Preload Top Hit

With Preload Top Hit enabled, as soon as Safari determines a Top Hit based on your bookmarks and browsing history, Safari will begin loading the webpage in the background. If you disable this option, the page will load normally.

Information collected by Apple will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at