Quick Tip: How to Disable Contact Suggestions in the Share Sheet on iOS

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In this podcast, Tyler Stephen shows us how to disable contact suggestions in the iOS Share Sheet, which can help declutter the view.



Submitted by Samuel J on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Very handy tip. Clear and concise with the demonstration. Thank you!

Submitted by Dennis Long on Thursday, October 29, 2020

as usually your podcasts are great they are clear and helpful Thank you.

Submitted by Jesse the K on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Great tip, and reason enough to upgrade to iOS 14!

Here's how to edit the order of the share sheet destination apps, so, for example, EnvisionAI could be the first pick.

I'm a low vision user so I can't provide the VoiceOver step-by-step instructions.

The Apps row begins with "Favorites" and then iOS adds some "Suggestions." You edit the order right in the share sheet. Open it and scroll all the way right on the Apps row. Tap the "more" button: there's a list of current and possible destination Apps.

Tap Edit. Now every line of the Favorites list shows a Delete control, the App name (such as SeeingAI), then a Reorder control. Check the Suggestions list for apps you want to promote to the Favorites, within closer reach. Drag the Reorder controls to set the app order for when you use the share sheet. The Delete control demotes your choice to suggestions, it doesn't actually delete it.