How to access and use Spotlight search on your iPhone or iPad

Spotlight is an easy way to find almost anything on your iPhone or iPad. From the field you can search for music and apps, contacts and email messages, and much, much more. Best of all, Spotlight is easily accessible from the Home screen — any Home screen!

How to search using Spotlight on your iPhone or iPad

  1. From any Home screen page of your iPhone or iPad, touch your finger to the screen and drag down to reveal the Spotlight search field.
  2. Type what you're looking for and hit Search.