With the release of iOS 8, Apple added some extra useful functionality to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch when you launch Spotlight Search. The newest iteration of Spotlight does much more than its predecessor. Now, when you search using Spotlight your search results will expand far outside the confines of your phone. Here are the top 9 best uses for Spotlight search on your iOs device
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The (9) best uses for Spotlight Search in iOS 8

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With the release of iOS 8, Apple added some extra useful functionality to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch when you launch Spotlight Search.  The newest iteration of Spotlight does much more than its predecessor.  Now, when you search using Spotlight your search results will expand far outside the confines of your phone. Here are the top 9 best uses for Spotlight search on your iOs device

Spotlight to search the iTunes Store

Use Spotlight search to find all your favorite media in iTunes.  Now you can search for movies, music, TV shows and even podcasts.

Spotlight to search news

Search top news articles and hot topics–even trending stories in social media.

Spotlight to search Wikipedia

General searches will also give you links to Wikipedia articles with pictures and summaries.  Use the link to access the full articles

Spotlight to search the App Store

This one is a no-brainer.  Type in the title of your favorite app and Spotlight search will take you to it in the App Store

Spotlight Search in the iBooks Store

Just like with iTunes and the App Store, you can use Spotlight search to find all your favorite books

Spotlight Search for Nearby places

Time for dinner?  Use Spotlight search to find nearby paces along with hour of operation, phone numbers, and a map to get there.

Spotlight Search for Movie showtimes

Just type a movie name, and Spotlight can give you the showtimes at nearby theaters along with directions to get there.

Spotlight Search suggested websites

Use Spotlight to go directly to some of the most popular websites on the internet

Spotlight Search in Safari, too!

As you search, in Safari, results appear alongside Top Hits and search suggestions.

 

 

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