Search Web, Wikipedia returned to Spotlight in iOS 7.0.3

Apple returned the much-loved search from Spotlight with the latest update to iOS 7.

Jason Cipriani/CNET

Apple released an update to iOS 7 after it's iPad event on Tuesday. The update, iOS 7.0.3, fixed a long list of bugs and issues, including the random inability to send or receive messages using iMessage.

One feature listed in the changelog is the addition of the familiar Search feature previously found in Spotlight. When iOS 7 was first launched last month, the ability to search the Web or Wikipedia was surprisingly missing. With the release of iOS 7.0.3, users will be able to search from Spotlight once again.

As you already know, you can access Spotlight from any of your home screens with a simple swipe-down gesture and begin typing your query. After typing in your search, scroll to the bottom of the results and there you'll find "Search Web" and "Search Wikipedia." Tapping either one will launch Safari and search the vast series of tubes commonly referred to as the Internet.

Thanks, Apple!

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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