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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