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jcorbin

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I just switched back to iPhone from android and am trying to get in the habit of using spotlight search. I didn’t really like the universal search on android.

What sort of ways do you use spotlight search? I.e. use cases

I mean it does cut out a step or two. Instead of opening messages or email and going to search I can just pull down. What else do folks use it for?
 

gwhizkids

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Jun 21, 2013
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I use it frequently to find and connect with a contact. Saves having to go to Contacts app. Also good for searching email.
 
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unobtainium

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Mar 27, 2011
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I use it to quickly open apps. Usually it presents you with a list of frequently accessed apps as soon as you pull down. Faster than navigating to the app icon and tapping it. If I’m looking for an app in a folder I type the first letter and it appears.
 

M5RahuL

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Aug 1, 2009
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I have all my apps in one folder, so spotlight is perfect for finding/opening apps.
 

gigapocket1

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Mar 15, 2009
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I use it for almost everything. Except searching online. But calling or texting a contact. Opening an app.. running a shortcut. Anything else. I use spotlight.
 
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