Here’s a quick, basic tip for those of you who have updated to iOS 7 on your iPads. I’ve seen a good number of people puzzled by this after updating: how to bring up the Spotlight Search bar in iOS 7.
And it’s very easy of course, once you know how. Here’s how you bring up the search bar in iOS 7:
Swipe down from anywhere on any of your home screens. Don’t swipe down from the very top status bar – that will invoke the Notification Center.
That’s it. Spotlight search is just as fast and useful as ever, there’s just a new way to launch it.