To activate Spotlight, pull down on your Springboard to reveal the search field.
Type in a term like “Point Reyes” and you’ll get a snippet of the Wikipedia article, including a picture and a short summary. Tap it, and Spotlight takes you to the full article.
Spotlight knows what topics are popular. As what’s trending changes, the list it gives you does, as well. For example, search for your favorite team and you'll be presented with trending news articles that reference the team.
Enter the name of a restaurant and Spotlight will show you one nearby, including the phone number and hours it’s open. Tap to go to Maps and see exactly how to get there.
Spotlight makes it easy to shop for digital media. It can help you get right to the music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts quickly.
You can also use Spotlight to quickly find an app or game on the App Store.
If you'd looking for a book to read, Spotlight also searches the iBook Store.
Spotlight can also help you navigate to popular websites. Try typing 'iClarified' into the search field.
Search for a movie and Spotlight will tell you which nearby theatres it's playing at, showtimes, and the movie's Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Works in Safari
Notably, these results will also appear in Safari as you search. The results appear alongside Top Hits and search suggestions.
There's many more changes in iOS 8. Here's a few of the changes we've posted on already: Continuity, Handoff, AirDrop, Instant Hotspot, Health, iCloud Drive, Family Sharing, Photos, Camera, Mail, Safari, Messages, QuickType, Third-Party Keyboards, Interactive Notifications, and Contact Shortcuts.
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