Chatting with friends had never been so funny before thanks to a gazillion of emojis that not only allow us to express our feelings more vividly but also spice up the mood of our conversation big time. If you ever thought that emojis are all about messaging and nothing else, think again!
Now, emojis have been primed to change the way you search on your iPhone and iPad. To be more precise, you can use emoji as search terms in the iOS Spotlight feature; which is accessible by swiping down on the home screen of iPhone.
Note: Emoji search works only in the country where Spotlight Suggestions are supported. Apple has listed the countries where Spotlight Suggestions work.
How to Use Emoji as Search Term in Spotlight Search on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. First off, swipe down on the home screen of your iOS device to bring up Spotlight Search.
Step #2. Next up, you need to hold on the globe key and choose the emoji from the popup menu.
(Just in case, Emoji keyboard is not present, you may require to add it. Settings → General → Keyboards → Keyboards → Add New Keyboard→ Emoji.)
Step #3. You have to type a single emoji character into the Spotlight Search. If a match is found, you will see the results.
As for instance, if you type money emoji, a list of nearby banks will appear in the results. Likewise, type the train emoji to get the transit stops nearby.
Some of the most interesting emojis you can use as a search term in the Spotlight Light feature are Apple, Train, Beers, Family and more.