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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen iOS devices
I haven't seen this documented anywhere, so here goes: If you tap the Home button while on the Home screen, the new OS will display the Search screen.

[robg adds: As you can also press the home button once from any screen to get back to the Home screen, you can quickly reach search from any screen by tapping the home button, waiting a small amount of time, then tapping it again.

This feature is documented in the new version of Apple's iPhone User Guide (11MB PDF), but as I know that's not necessarily widely read, I thought I'd go ahead and run this one. I may do similar things with other documented 3.0 features if they haven't been widely discussed. ]
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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: Jason Belec on Jun 22, '09 08:02:13AM

Just flicking your finger to the right also brings it up as it is stored to the left of the main screen. Overall a very useful feature on the iPhone.



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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 22, '09 08:03:05AM

You can also just slide the home screen to the right I think. Have to wait as my iPhone 3G S doesn't arrive until tomorrow.



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Not a hint
Authored by: sredlums on Jun 22, '09 09:46:11AM

Well, just like one of today's other hints, this is really too well known and obvious for me to be added to this website.
I know webmasters hate to hear this, but I think in this case it's deserved: slow news day?



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Not a hint
Authored by: housemaister on Jun 23, '09 07:43:24AM

I second this.



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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: soundsgoodtome on Jun 22, '09 10:03:36AM

Also, from an iphone, there's a fairly comprehensive manual here:

www.help.apple.com/iphone

it's handy to add it to a home screen for quick reference.



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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: asmeurer on Jun 22, '09 07:57:44PM

There is also a setting to let you go to search by double clicking to the home button. Go to Settings > General > Home.



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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: sapridyne on Jun 22, '09 08:04:50PM

I believe you can also launch an application by tapping on it's icon with your finger.



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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: robogobo on Jun 23, '09 05:12:10AM
I'd really just like to repeat something I said earlier. This site is for advanced users and beginners, so just because you already know something, or you think lots of people know something, that is not a reason to complain about the hint being posted. I'm tired of seeing comments that imply a certain level of "elegibility" for a hint, as if only superhacks and brand new features should be posted. If a hint hasn't been mentioned here, on this very site, then it's fair game and prudent to add it to the huge base of useful knowledge, whether or not you approve. I send a great many beginners to this site to pick up rudimentary tips, and I really don't want them to get discouraged when power users make fun of simpler well known hints. Just move on, and keep your trap shut. Pretty please. Rob

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Use a shortcut to reach iPhone 3.0's search screen
Authored by: suff on Jun 23, '09 08:56:43AM

I agree, there is certainly room for hints at ALL levels of expertise. As a fairly advanced user, even if I already know a basic hint, it helps to be reminded of it. Or I often learn something from the comments. Except of course the snide, Comic-Book-Guy-ish ones that are only meant to show how "superior" the writer thinks he is. If anything is a waste of time and space it's the sarcastic sniping.



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Allow me to explain
Authored by: sredlums on Jun 26, '09 01:37:10PM

Since I am the one who said 'this is not a hint', let me try to exlain what I meant to say.
Ofcourse, as a simple visitor of this site, I am in no position what so ever to decide what should be posted here.
However, I was under the impression that the hints normally posted here are from the 'normally there is no make the computer do X, but if you follow these step, it will do X!' kind, or the 'lot's of people have difficulties doing Y, but if you do this and that, you can do Y' kind.
The hint we are talking about here is of the 'it is not on the first page of the quick manual, but did you know you can do Z?' kind.

It has nothing to do with being elitist (I am not by a long shot), but just with the fact that I, personally, expect to find 'tweaks' here instead of just tips that CAN be found in the manual or on lots of websites already.
Come to think of it, maybe MacOSXHINTS isn't really the best name for a site wich, as I see it, used to be about tweaks and directions for stuff that's hard to do for most people.

Like I said, it's up to you, the webmaster(s) to decide what get's posted here, but as a webmaster I would also like to get some insight in what the readers think about the content of the site. Well, that's just what this is; my two cents.

Keep up the good work.



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