iPad Tip: Perform a Quick Web Search on Your iPad Using Spotlight Search

I’ve written about the handy iPad search tool called Spotlight Search in previous posts – this one and this one. Here’s another tip for making the most of Spotlight Search on the iPad.

Need to do a quick web search on your iPad? Don’t wait for Safari to start and then enter your search. Use Spotlight Search instead. From your first screen of apps, one tap of the Home button or a simple flick to the right will bring up the Spotlight Search screen. On another app screen? Tap the Home button to return to your first screen of apps, then tap it again to get to Spotlight Search.



Type the phrase you’re searching for and tap Search Web


Safari launches and displays your search results


Or choose Search Wikipedia to perform your search on Wikipedia.

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.