Remove contacts from the Share menu on the iPhone: Here's how!

If you select photos, links, contacts or other content to share on the Apple iPhone, then various contacts appear along with other destinations to which you can send them. Most of the time, the overview contains those people to whom something was sent most recently or on average. But maybe you no longer want individual contacts in the Share menu because you have only sent them certain things or because you avoid contact want. So before you accidentally forward something to them, you can remove them from the overview. Here I will show you two ways to do it.

"Suggest fewer" contacts in the share overview

One way to keep specific contacts, Discord channels, devices, or similar targets out of the share menu is through that. For example, use an image from the photos App, a link from Safari, a contact from the phone book, or other content, tap the share icon (box with an up arrow), hold your finger on the target in question until "Suggest Less" appears with a thumb down, and tap then on there. Or in short:

  1. Share symbol tap on any content
  2. Long click on the contact or channel in question to press
  3. Suggest less tap to remove the target
Explained using the example of a video in the Photos app: Select content on the Apple iPhone, tap on the share symbol and then hold the target to be removed. Then tap on "Suggest Less".

Explained using the example of a video in the Photos app: Select content on the Apple iPhone, tap on the share symbol and then hold the target to be removed. Then tap on "Suggest Less".

Turn off Suggestions from Apple to hide all contacts

If you don't just want to remove individual contacts, apps, channels or the like from the Share tab, but want to remove all of these entries, then there is a solution for that as well. Here the path leads through the settings of the Apple iPhone, and not quite intuitively via the "Siri & Search" item. There you have to deactivate the “Show when sharing” slider in the “Suggestions from Apple” area. Or in short:

  1. Opens the Settings on the Apple iPhone
  2. Pick the point Siri & Search from
  3. Under Suggestions from Apple, disable the slider Show when sharing
You can remove all auto-suggestions for the Share menu from iOS Settings. This can be done via a slider in the "Siri & Search" area.

You can remove all auto-suggestions for the Share menu from iOS Settings. This can be done via a slider in the "Siri & Search" area.

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