Spotlight search enables you to search your tablet for contacts, apps, music, video, audiobooks, notes, emails, calendar entries, messages and more.
Spotlight is located at the top of any Home screen page and can be opened by swiping down from the middle of the screen. Tap in the text box at the top to type your search.
You can search for practically anything here and Spotlight will do its best to give you a relevant spread of results. It will show a mix of content from your device – apps, contacts, emails etc. – along with results from the internet. Sometimes you might even see results that link directly into other apps. Tap any of the results to be taken to the relevant app.
If you have iPadOS 14 or higher, Spotlight can search through even more places to find what you’re looking for. For example, you can search for content within any documents kept in Files, or perform web searches without first visiting a search engine.