View Poll Results: Do you use spotlight search?
- 149. You may not vote on this poll
Not yet, but I plan to.
- 07-04-2009, 02:59 PM #26
- 07-05-2009, 08:52 AM #27
- 07-05-2009, 09:44 AM #28iPhone Newbie
- 15 Posts
I don't use it to search for apps - but do use it when I need to find an email message and the occasional contact.
It is funny how many people don't use spotlight since I read somewhere that Apple wanted it to help with app launching / management, but it just isn't ideal for that. They need to create a true app manager and hopefully a today screen.
- 07-05-2009, 11:55 AM #29
- 07-05-2009, 11:48 PM #30
- 07-06-2009, 12:14 AM #33iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
I find that spotlight is definitely a decent feature for 3.0. I was surprised when the original iPhone didn't have it, and it definitely makes it much easier finding messages that are important but are stuck somewhere in the endless lists of emails and SMS.
It's a basic feature that should have been original, but definitely like having the option.
- 07-06-2009, 08:52 AM #34
For those that don't find this feature useful, remember: options are always welcome, especially from Apple! Just because you don't use it doesn't mean it should disabled or not exist on the iPhone entirely. Let's widen our perspective for a minute and realize the world is bigger than just ourself.
- 07-06-2009, 09:27 AM #35
- 07-06-2009, 09:46 AM #36
Spotlight - yes!
I have used Spotlight several times since upgrading to 3.0. While it is not used every day, it is sure handy when I can't find what I am looking for. I have 502 contacts in my list and sometimes it seems easier to use Spotlight to put in the first few letters of the name and let it find the contact for me.
- 07-07-2009, 01:34 AM #37
I mean, honestly I've never used it to search for an app so i may try implementing it that way. Thanx for the tip!
As of rite now i haven't really found the need for it. hmm hopefully i will. I like the idea of using the entire phone, not having a lil part left out...hope it comes in handy
- 07-07-2009, 03:50 AM #38
- 07-07-2009, 08:57 AM #39
I use it all the time. I have over 7000 contacts/events and cannot do without it. I bought my first iPhone in 2007 and returned it within a week: no spotlight and no cut/paste were no-nos for me. I kept my Treo until a few weeks ago when the first iPhone with true spotlight/cut/paste funcionality became available. Until then, the iPhone was just a pretty phone that did not meet my needs. I am still amazed that it took Apple so long to add these features.
- 07-07-2009, 10:53 AM #40
- 07-07-2009, 11:13 AM #41
- 07-07-2009, 11:59 AM #42
- 07-07-2009, 02:24 PM #43
I take great care in organizing my apps by function, so it's quicker to scroll to them than to use spotlight.
The only function it serves on my iPhone (aside from a bit of lag at accidental scrolls to it) is to impress and entertain. If I know I'm looking for a calendar entry, I'll search through the calendar itself. Yes, that's probably an implementation of the spotlight feature, but I'd echo fellow commentators that an option to disable the home screen search might be nice.
- 07-07-2009, 06:47 PM #44
- 07-07-2009, 10:45 PM #45
- 07-08-2009, 08:23 AM #46
- 07-08-2009, 12:25 PM #47
I previously voted no, but since this thread I have been noticing more and more occasions that I can use it. For instance, I have 3 email addresses all feeding into the mail client. I needed info out of an email today but couldn't remember which mailbox it was in. Flipped over to Spotlight, typed in the senders name, and BAM! there it was.
- 07-08-2009, 05:31 PM #48
- 08-03-2009, 10:48 PM #49
- 08-05-2009, 04:46 PM #50