The Spotlight search is not a very popular place on iOS 7 – at least, not as interesting a place for jailbreak devs to work on as, say, Control Center or the Notification Center. Nevertheless, there are some tweaks designed and developed specifically for this on iOS 7.

With these tweaks, you can configure the Spotlight to define words, or have it replaced with your favorite contacts or remove it completely if you’re not using it.

Best of Spotlight Search Cydia Tweaks for iOS 7

Take a Look at Spotlight Search Cydia Tweaks for iOS 7

NoSpot iOS 7
The first tweak we look at is for people who want to remove Spotlight search. If you don’t use the feature, you’re mostly not going to open it at all. NoSpot iOS 7 will remove the whole section so the action doesn’t trigger anything. (The tweak will be useful when you want to use the swipe-from-middle-of-the-screen trigger via Activator for any other app or action)

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

SpotDefine adds a dictionary-like functionality to Spotlight search. It makes the search define words when you tap on ‘Search for Definition.’ from the list. The tweak makes use of the built-in dictionary from iOS – which means you can define what dictionaries to use. This also means you don’t need a data network when you are trying to define words.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

QuickContacts puts favorite contacts on the Spotlight. It replaces the search feature completely so you won’t be able to use Spotlight search by swiping down. But wait! Swipe to the left/right to toggle between QuickContacts and Spotlight. Your favorite contacts are listed horizontally and you can tap on them to either call, text or email. You’ll need to have contact photos so that the tweak shows the icons correctly.

Price: $1.99 | Repo: BigBoss

SearchAmplius uses the SearchLoader library to add more search resources. While Spotlight is limited to a bunch of things (apps, contacts, notes, calendar, reminders, notes etc.) that are native to iOS stock, SearchAmplius powers up by letting you search YouTube, Cydia,

Price: $2.99 | Repo: BigBoss

Fav is not necessarily a Spotlight related tweak but what it does it lets you open your favorite app when you swipe to the left from the first homescreen. This is where the old Spotlight used to be and Fav re-enables the swipe to trigger an app launch. You can pick your favorite app from Settings → Fav.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

filmSearch puts IMDb’s search feature right in your iPhone’s Spotlight. If you are a film buff that constantly logs into IMDb to check out trailers, teasers and information about movies you want to watch (or movies you’ve watched), filmSearch is a must-have tweak for you. There is just one condition: you need to have the free IMDb app installed on your iOS. filmSearch works as a SearchLoader extension (so it will install that tweak too).

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

SpotiSearch is for Spotify-users. If you’ve been opening Spotify every time you need to look up an artist/album or play a track from your Spotify collection, you’ve been missing out on an interesting tweak that does it faster. SpotiSearch puts Spotify search right inside Spotlight. SpotiSearch searches for Album, Artist and Track. The results are clearly segregated. If you are a premium user on Spotify, tapping on a search result will instantly play the track. If you are a free/unlimited user, tapping on a result will play the radio station based on that song. You can configure things at SpotiSearch preferences within the Settings app.

Price: $0.99 | Repo: BigBoss

If you don’t mind being set back by $0.99 for a quick launcher in your Spotlight, ListLauncher7 is a decently good tweak to have. Not many of us turn to the Spotlight (which was probably one of the reasons why Apple removed Spotlight from its own dedicated page). But having a quick launcher within the Spotlight is, surprisingly, a beautiful UX move. ListLauncher7 lets you configure what apps you’d like the Spotlight to show you for quick launches.

Price: $0.99 | Repo: BigBoss