How To Use Search On iPhone 5

How To Use Search On iPhone 5
How To Use Search On iPhone 5

You can search many of the apps on iPhone, as well as Wikipedia and the web. Search an individual app, or search all the apps at once using Spotlight. Spotlight also searches the names of apps on iPhoneif you have a lot of apps, you might want to use Spotlight to locate and open them. Continue reading on how to do it.

  • Search an individual app: Enter text in the search field.
  • Search iPhone using Spotlight: Swipe right from your first Home screen, or press the Home button from any Home screen. Enter text in the search field. Search results appear as you type. To dismiss the keyboard and see more results, tap Search. Tap an item in the list to open it. The icons let you know which apps the results are from. iPhone may display a top hit for you, based on previous searches.
  • Spotlight searches the following:
    • ContactsAll content
    • AppsTitles
    • MusicNames of songs, artists, and albums, and the titles of podcasts and videos
    • PodcastsTitles
    • VideosTitles
    • AudiobooksTitles
    • NotesText of notes
    • Calendar (Events)Event titles, invitees, locations, and notes
    • MailTo, From, and Subject fields of all accounts (the text of messages isnt searched)
    • RemindersTitles
    • MessagesNames and text of messages
  • Search the web or Wikipedia from Spotlight: Scroll to the bottom of the search results, then tap Search Web or Search Wikipedia.
  • Open an app from Search: Enter all or part of the app name, and then tap the app.
  • Choose which items are searched, and the order theyre searched: Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search.


This article will work on all iPhones using iOS 6; including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5.

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