How to Search your iPhone or iPad in iOS 7

Screen shot 2013-09-29 at 4.07.13 PMOn this blog we will be exploring one feature of iOS 7 at a time, and so every few days I’ll toss another here on the blog to look at more closely.

Just ONE at a time.

Slow and steady.

That’s how we “everyday folks” can cope with all this stuff. 🙂

Before iOS 7, if you wanted to search for something on your iPad or iPhone, you merely swiped the screen from left to right, and poof! a search screen.

This is one of the features that has been changed in iOS 7. Now, if you try the left-to-right swipe, you get …… nothing. So where is the search feature, now?

To find “search” on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 7:

Touch anywhere on any screen full of icons and pull down.

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After you pull down, you will see the search screen and you can go about finding all the things you need to find. 🙂

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Note: if you reach too high, and pull down from just above your screen, you will bring down your calendar, etc. (Subject of another post. 🙂 ) Remember: to bring up the search screen, just pull down by touching on the screen, itself.

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8 thoughts on “How to Search your iPhone or iPad in iOS 7

    • Oh, my, no no… of course you should be able to search. Tap on Safari, and go all the way to the top top top of the screen to find a search box that scours the internet for you. Is that what you mean? Or perhaps I misunderstood you?

  1. Oh sorry ive taken so long to respond, what i mean is on IOS 6 on iPhone4s if you searched for say “Fish and Chips shop” from your home screen ( Spotlight Search) it would check your Iphone Contacts and Apps and then Safari and Wikipedia, my phone now with IOS 7 no longer gives you that option it just checks phone apps and contacts no longer safari and Wikepedia

    • Ah, yes…. now I understand. My husband’s phone still has iOS6, so I searched on his and then on mine with iOS 7 and you are absolutely right. The option to search Safari and Wikipedia is now missing. Such a simple thing…. I wonder why they didn’t leave it alone? Boo, Apple. Here is a link for you that is all about the Spotlight, now.
      spotlight in iOS 7
      But bottom line? Looks like the Safari and Wiki option is gone. 😦

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