Add More Apps to Spotlight Search on the iPhone

Spotlight Search is an incredibly useful feature of the iPhone that makes it a lot easier to find information that is stored on your phone.

We have written about using Spotlight Search before, and you can really make your life with your phone a lot more efficient by fully taking advantage of it.

Whether you want to find an event on your calendar or a though that you wrote down in a note, Spotlight Search can make it a much simpler process to find it.

But Spotlight Search can be configured to operate even better for you by choosing which apps and locations it checks for your search term.

Have Spotlight Search Check Other Locations on the iPhone

Adding every option in Spotlight Search might initially seem like a good idea, but it can be problematic if you include something with a lot of data, such as your Mail, that could return a lot of useless results for more generic terms. So keep the tutorial below in mind so that you can return to the Spotlight Search menu and tweak it as needed until it is running optimally.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

tap the settings icon

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu

Step 3: Select Spotlight Search.

select the spotlight search option

Step 4: Touch the name of a location that you want Spotlight Search to check whenever you enter a search term. It will check any location that has a blue check mark to the left of it.

how to add a location or app to spotlight search on the iphone

If you are running iOS 7 on your iPhone (as we are in the images above), then you can be taking advantage of an extremely helpful call blocking feature that can block contact attempts from certain phone numbers.

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