How to find Spotlight search - and your apps! - in IOS 7
If you've recently updated to iOS 7, you may be wondering why you can no longer swipe to the right off your Home screen in order to search for apps like you could under iOS 6 and below. No need to worry though. Apple hasn't removed the feature, they've simply changed how you use it to make it even more convenient and easier to access.
- From any Home screen page of your iPhone or iPad, drag your finger down anywhere on the Home screen.
- Spotlight search will now appear and you can search for apps, texts, or any other content you'd like just as you did on previous versions of iOS.
While it may take a while to get used to the new way Spotlight search behaves in iOS 7, it's actually a better location in our opinion since you can access it from any page of your Home screen without having to return to the first page.