Use Search on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use Search to quickly find anything on your device and on the web. Powered by Siri, Search even offers suggestions and updates results as you type.


Swipe to search

Trying to find a contact, email, or nearby restaurant? Quickly find what you’re looking for from the Home screen on your device.

  1. Swipe down from the middle of the Home screen.
  2. Tap the Search field, then enter what you're looking for. As you type, Search updates results in real time.
  3. To see more results, tap Show More or search directly in an app by tapping Search in App.
  4. Tap a search result to open it.


Use Siri Suggestions

Siri Suggestions give you quick access to contacts and apps that you frequently use, as well as places nearby and News headlines. You can find Siri Suggestions under the Search bar.

You can use Siri Suggestions with iPhone 5 and later, iPad Pro, iPad (4th generation) and later, iPad mini (2nd generation) and later, and iPod touch (6th generation).

Change search settings

Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search.

From here, you can turn Siri Suggestions on or off and choose which apps to include in your searches. For example, if you don’t want to see search results from your Messages app, you can deselect Messages.

If you don’t want Siri or Spotlight to suggest nearby locations, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, and tap Siri & Dictation. Under Allow Location Access, tap Never. Find out where you can use Spotlight Suggestions.


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