How To Quickly Access Spotlight From Any Software in iOS 10
Spot light Search has become my primary app launcher. I also use it regarding playing music from Apple Music, searching the web and carrying out currency and unit conversions.
Now, using this hidden shortcut identified by Reddit user quitethewaysaway, I can directly open Spotlight, inside a fraction of a second, without even leaving the app I’m at the moment in.
The trick works like this. When you’re in an app, swipe down from the top of the screen, gently, till you get the haptic feedback from the iPhone. Then just release your finger. Spot light Search will now open up, with the keyboard popped in. The video under shows the trick is action.
This is a much faster way to get to Spot light Search. Normally, you’d have to swipe down to reveal the entire Warning announcement Center, then tap on “Search”. Now, as soon as you release your current finger, you’re in Spotlight search, ready to go.
This trick needless to say only works when you’re in an app. If you’re on the Home display, just swipe down the bring up Spotlight Search. From the Locking mechanism screen, swipe to the right, the Spotlight Search will be near the top of the Today view.
On iPhones without the Taptic engine, the key still works, you just have to estimate when to release the finger, minus the haptic feedback.
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