How to Use Search to Find Anything on Your iPhone
Are you looking for an application, a contact, an email, a website or any other information? Use the search function on your iPhone to find it in an instant.
IPhone has so many built-in features that it can be difficult to know them all, let alone how to use them. Search is one of those features available in iOS that you might not be familiar with yet. It’s also available on macOS, although it’s known there as Spotlight. It allows you to search for anything on your device.
With Search or Spotlight, it’s easy to search for anything on your iPhone, saving you a lot of time juggling different apps.
Here’s how to use search on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
How to use search on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
Search works the same on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s a quick way to find anything, not only on your device, but on the web as well.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to using Search:
From your home screen, swipe down from the middle of the screen.
A search bar should appear. Type an appropriate keyword for what you are looking for.
When you start typing, the search will show matching results in real time.
Tap a search result to open it.
To see more results from an app, tap Show more. Otherwise, select Search in the app. You can also scroll down to find an app in the App Store using Search the App Store or a location using Find maps. Depending on what you’re looking for, the search will present a wide variety of apps to open.
What can you find with search on an iPhone?
Search is a handy feature on the iPhone. With it, you can find whatever is stored locally on your iPhone and on the web. You can use search to search for messages, apps, media files, documents, contacts, pictures, etc.
You can also use the search to find a specific setting in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, directly skipping any hoops you would have to go through when using the dedicated Settings app. In addition, you can also use search to find content on the web.
In other words, searching can help you find just about anything. If you can’t see results for a specific app, open the Settings application, select Siri and search, find the app you are interested in, and tap it. Make sure that the rockers Show app in search, Suggest an application, and Show content in search are all enabled.
Search faster on your iPhone
Search is a nifty feature built into iOS that lets you launch an app, find a setting, and even search for anything on the web. It’s easily accessible from your home screen, which makes it even better.
Search is also available on Mac, under the name Spotlight, and it’s even more useful there since you probably keep more files on your Mac than you do on your iPhone.
Learn how to find files faster, track flights and stock prices, convert currencies, and do more with Spotlight on macOS.
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