While it's fun to browse the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store, sometimes you just want to find what you're looking for.

For those occasions, for when you know exactly what you're looking for and you don't want to so much as tap or type, there's Siri. Simply hold down the Home button, call up Apple's personal digital assistant, and have Siri do the searching for you. Here's how!

How to instantly search the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store with Siri

  1. Press and hold your Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Say "Search the App Store for workout apps" or "Find music in the iTunes Store by Maroon 5." or "Search for travel in iBooks." You can even say the name of a specific app or book if you know it.

Siri will automatically launch the App Store app or iTunes Store app and show you the results of its search.

How to search the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks faster with Siri