Can't live without Spotlight Search?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Shikaka, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Shikaka macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    I haven't spent much time exploring Spotlight Search or Siri Suggestions. I'm sure I'm missing out on something, but so far I haven't been able to find much use in it.

    Anybody using these functions daily? Are they good at speeding up any tasks or improving your overall productivity?
  2. Daku93 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2010
    I often use Spotlight to start Apps that I don't know of in which folder I put them. Spotlight is the fastest way to find them.
  3. Sekelani macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2012
    I have never used spotlight search. I know where all my apps belong lol.
  4. belfong macrumors member


    Sep 27, 2015
    I use Spotlight search to look for contacts to call. Can't live without this feature.
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    It's a feature I turn off as like others I know where my data is. I regularly delete emails and messages I no longer need too so I don't need the search for that too.

    For me 'Siri Suggestions' would be more useful if I could control what News Feeds appear.

    Right now it's typically Politics Oriented News which maybe interesting for some but not for me.
  6. Shikaka thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    I like this one. Might be easier than opening contacts. I'll have to try it from now on. Thanks!
  7. yansun macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2010
    How many apps do you have on your device? :D
  8. freemannnn macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    for me contacts does not show in spotlight all the time in 9.0.1
  9. Daku93 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2010
    I have 129 Apps. Lots of which I only use in certain situations. So sometimes there are months between uses and spotlight is quicker than manual searching.
  10. belfong macrumors member


    Sep 27, 2015
    Tap show more. And it will learn.
  11. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

    Jun 23, 2009
    One thing I find that could be nice, is when i have Netflix HBO Nordic and other video services installed is that I could just search for the movie or tv series on the spotlight page and be taken directly to it instead of opening all the different apps to find a movie or tv serie.
  12. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i am too stuck in the old ways i never adjusted to spotlight and its search. i always just tab on the app icon and dont use any of its search functions either. its just not part of my work flow
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Spotlight search has always been available, so it's really part of the "old ways" as well.
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    It's not been that long for it to really become useful, but when I make a workflow in Workflow, write something in Drafts, or am doing something in Pixelmator, I will tag it @likethis, with stuff like @Photography, @writing, etc, and keep all that in a shortcut menu in Nintype. Sorta like using Finder tags in OS X.

    I use Siri for web searches and calling people, otherwise I'd probably use Spotlight for that too.

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