Apple has made a number of enhancements and improvements in iOS 7. Yesterday at WWDC 2013, it only talked about a few of them, the highlight was obviously iOS 7’s all new flat user interface. Right now iOS 7 beta is available only for developers, who are reporting changes that have been made, but weren’t highlighted at the keynote. Spotlight search will be accessible from every app page on iOS 7 Home screen, instead of having a separate panel that it has on previous iOS versions.
In iOS 6, and even in previous versions, Spotlight search is brought up by either swiping to the left from main app page on Home screen or pressing the Home button twice. For here, users are able to search for a variety of things, including but not limited to messages, emails, files, apps, contacts and more. In iOS 7, the user simply needs to do a swipe down gesture anywhere outside of the app dock area. This will bring a text box up top through which the user can search their device for whatever they want to. Tapping once outside the text box will make Spotlight disappear and display the full app page once again. [Image via AppleInsider]