Searching on Your iPhone

Do you need to search for something on your iPhone but you don’t know how?  It’s quite elementary, dear Watson.  If you are on your Home screen, tap your Home button to bring up the Spotlight. Type in your search item. (The icon to the left of the search results tells which application the results are from). Tap the search result to open it.  (If you are on a different screen in your apps, just slide your finger across the screen from left to the right.  Keep sliding until you pass all of your apps and the Spotlight appears.)

This Spotlight searches Mail, Calendar, Notes, Contacts, Applications, Music, Podcasts, Video, Audiobooks,  If you want to modify what the Spotlight searches, go into Settings, General, Home, Search Results. Tap the options to remove the check by the ones you do not want to search.

If you are already in one of these areas, you can search exclusively within that area.  For example, if you are in Notes, you’re search will search only Notes.  To get the Search Bar in Notes, tap the top of your screen.  Drag your finger down.  The Search Bar will appear at the top.

To search within iPod search, open iPod.  Tap the area under which you’d like to search (playlists, artists, etc.).  Tap the top of the screen and drag your finger down.  The Search Bar will appear at the top of your screen.

This ‘tap and drag down’ works


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