Search for a Setting Quickly on iPhone iOS 9

Posted October 27, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone

iPhone - Quickly Get to a Setting

Your iPhone’s Settings option contains features and functionalities that you can set or adjust in order to control your device’s behavior. To make Settings easier to navigate, functions are grouped into options. Each option contains sub-options that are related to each other. Though the phone’s options and settings are optimally organized, one can easily get lost with the vast amount of preferences in Settings. Luckily, there is a way to get to a setting quickly on your iPhone or iPad without going through each option and sub-option. The steps outlined in this tutorial work for iPhone, iPad, and the iPod running on iOS 9.

Access a Setting Quickly on iPhone and iPad

An iPhone is shown in the screenshots below. However, the same steps apply to iPad and iPod. To get to a setting on iPhone and iPad quickly, follow these steps:

1.Unlock your device, and press the Home button to get to the Home screen.Go to iPhone's Home screen
2.From the Home screen, locate Settings. Tap on the Settings icon to open the app.iPhone Settings on Home screen
3.Your device’s settings will be displayed. Pull down the page to display the Search button.iPhone Settings - Pulldown Page
4.Enter part of the setting’s name that you want to access quickly. If you want to get to the Display settings, typing in the letters “Dis” will show all of the settings which contain the prefix “Dis.”iPhone Settings - Type a search key
5.Tap on the desired setting, and you will be quickly taken to its page. For this example, tap on Display & Brightness to open the settings page to make adjustments to your device’s brightness.iPhone Settings - Tap Desired Settings
6.You are now on the selected Settings page. You are done.iPhone Settings - Display Settings
Note: The Search button is not available for versions that precede iOS 9.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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