If you use your iPad to its full potential, it will be stuffed with mobile apps, documents, pictures, music, videos, and more. Amongst all those, it can be difficult to keep track where everything is. Who of us hasn’t failed to find that one app that got lost amongst the other hundreds, or the file with next weeks presentation.

The solution to that problem? Spotlight, Apple’s handy and powerful search system for iOS.

While Apple’s built-in Spotlight can search for what you need from the get go, you can narrow down the search results by customizing Spotlight’s settings.

The Basics of Spotlight

To access Spotlight, simply go on your iPad’s first home screen and swipe left to right. A search field will pop up

Similarly to Google, Spotlight wil start showing search results while you’re typing, in order to make finding what you need extra fast. If you find what you were looking for, a simply tap on the result will open the appropriate app or document.

Customising Spotlight

If you use Spotlight frequently for specific types of searches such as mail messages or certain apps, you can change your settings so Spotlight reflects those results.

Simply head to Settings, go to General, and then Spotlight Search. On the right side of the list you can change your search results sort order by using the grab handles, or turn certain searches off/on by taping the check marks. This will help speed up your search to better reflect the results you are looking for.

What if it’s not on my device?

You can also use Spotlight to search the web, by simply clicking in Search instead of any of the options displayed in the search results. Web searches can be opened in the search engine of your choice, which you can set/change by going to Settings, then Safari, and clicking on Search Engine.

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