Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How To Quickly Access Spotlight From Any App In iOS 10

Want to know how to quickly access Spotlight from any app in iOS 10 then go on reading this post. It is not a secret that for many iPhone users Spotlight Search has become primary app launcher. They use it to play music from Apple Music, search the web, do currency and unit conversions. 


Now, using the trick that was discovered by Reddit user quitethewaysaway it is possible to directly launch Spotlight, in a fraction of a second, without even leaving the app you’re currently in.

How To Quickly Access Spotlight From Any App On iOS 10 iPhone


Here is how the trick works. When you’re in an app, swipe down from the top of the screen, gently, till you get the haptic feedback from your iOS 10 iPhone. Then just release your finger. Spotlight Search will now open up, with the keyboard popped in. On the video below you can see how everything works.

This is a much faster way to get to Spotlight Search. Normally, you’d have to swipe down to reveal the entire Notification Center, then click on “Search”. Now, as soon as you release your finger, you’re in Spotlight search, ready to go.

Note that this trick to of course only works when you’re in an app. If you’re on the Home screen, just swipe down the bring up Spotlight Search. From the Lock screen, swipe to the right, the Spotlight Search will be at the top of the Today view.

On iPhones without the Taptic engine, the trick still works, you just have to estimate when to release the finger, without the haptic feedback.

You should also consider that this hack to quickly access Spotlight from any app in iOS 10 not the build in feature and could be cleared in some of the next iOS 10 updates. 

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