When it comes to performing a search on your iPhone or iPad, you probably immediately start with Spotlight, the “universal” search tool for OS X and iOS that scours your email, calendar, contacts, the web, and more—all at once. But while spotlight certainly makes for a jack-of-all-trades mobile search tool, you could also call it a master of none.
For example, Spotlight won’t do you much good if you want to narrow your search down to Mail messages you sent to a certain contact, or photos you snapped in a specific city and in a given year. Only Safari’s search tool will highlight a search term within a webpage, while Settings search (yes, Settings has its own search box) is the best way to track down an obscure system toggle. Read on for four smart, non-Spotlight ways to search on your iOS device.