Finding iPad Apps

Dear Computer Lady,

I must confess, I love to try out new apps on my iPad, but now that I have several screens full of icons, I’m finding it difficult to quickly locate the app that I want to use.

Do you have a quick way to open an app?

Thanks, Ben

Dear Ben,

You can quickly launch any application on your iPad using the spotlight search.

You can access the spotlight search screen by pressing the home button (press it a second time if you don’t see the search screen after the first press) or by swiping to the right until you see the search screen.

Once on the spotlight search screen, you can find just about anything on your ipad, including applications and even a specific song.

Just type the first few letters of your app, and when you see what you are looking for listed in the search results, tap on it to launch it.



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