When we type something in the address bar of Safari on the iPhone, iPad or on the Mac, suggestions appear in the address bar. Here’s how to disable this feature if you don’t like it.
How to Disable Safari Tips on macOS And iOS
Safari, the MacOS and iOS browser, includes “Suggestions” in the searches, elements suggested by the Internet, iTunes and App Store that take into account the programming in cinemas, nearby places of interest and much more.
With this function – enabled by default on both Mac and iOS devices, you can view suggestions in the address bar on the fly; sometimes what is proposed is convenient (eg to take into account research already present in the chronology) but sometimes it is annoying.
If you don’t like this feature, you can turn it off on both Mac and iOS devices. Here’s how to proceed:
Turn off tips in Safari on iOS
- Go to Settings and select “Safari”
- In the “Search” section, deactivate the items: “Search engine suggestions” and “Safari suggestions”.
These options disable similar searches, which should be able to anticipate when searched by us or identify plausible results or related to the chronology of our web browsing.
Turn off Safari suggestions on mac OS
- On Mac open Safari and select “Preferences” from the “Safari” menu
- Bring in the “Search” section and deactivate the “Include search engine suggestions” and “Included Safari suggestions” items.
Similar to what already explained with iOS, “Include suggestions” allows Safari to provide suggestions while typing something in the smart search field. Similar to the iOS version, you can get tips for news, Wikipedia articles, iTunes music, weather forecasts, sports teams and player information, stock quotes, Apple help, and more.
The ” Include search engine suggestions ” option allows Safari to ask the search engine to provide search suggestions based on user entered terms.