How to Use iOS 8 Spotlight Search

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With the iOS 8 Spotlight tool you can search more than just your iPhone or iPad. You can now search the web, iTunes, the App Store. You can also get movie showtimes, find nearby locations, and more. Here's how to configure your iOS 8 Spotlight and use it to search for all kinds of things.

1. Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search.ios 8 spotlight search

2. Check the items you want included in your results. Tap them once to remove the check mark if you don't want them included.ios 8 spotlight search

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3. Grab the hamburger icon (on the right) to move the items to a different order.ios 8 spotlight search

4. To open Spotlight search, swipe down from the middle of the screen when you're not in an app.

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5. Type in what you want to search for.ios 8 spotlight search

You will get results from Music, Events, and your mail.ios 8 spotlight search

As well as Wikipedia, the App Store, and the web.ios 8 spotlight search

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2 comments
  • Andrew Dickens Says:

    I can't even open search. Swiping down from the center of the screen with no apps running only gives me the notification panel (iPhone 6 running IOS8.4)

  • Warren Says:

    Sorry, I had to go to another website to learn how to search on ios 8 because I couldn't figure out what you meant by "hamburger icon on the right".

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