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How to Launch an iPad App Using Spotlight Search
iPad Spotlight Search

The iPad's Spotlight Search can be used to quickly load an iPad app.

With so many great apps to download on your iPad, it is easy to fill up page after page of apps. And soon, you can find yourself searching through these pages for a specific app. But did you know you can launch an iPad app even if you don't know where it is located using Spotlight Search?

You can access Spotlight Search by swiping down on any screen while not in an app. Be careful not to swipe from the very top of the screen, which brings up the notification center. This downwards swiping gesture pulls up the Spotlight Search screen, which can be used to search through your music, movies or contacts. But perhaps its best use is launching individual apps. Just type in the name of the app and it should appear at the top or near the top of the search results. Next, simply tap the app icon to launch the app.

You can also use the Spotlight Search to search your iPad for music, movies, contacts and even use it to search the web. Just type in the name of a song, a movie or one of your friends.

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