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How To Do Quick Math with Spotlight Search

How To Do Quick Math with Spotlight Search

Want to do a quick math problem? No need to open the Calculator app; Spotlight will do math for you! Of course, you could also ask Siri to do your math problem but typing into Spotlight is basically texting Siri. Plus, Spotlight is quickly accessible. Just pull down from center of any Home screen to open the Spotlight Search bar at the top of your screen.

For example, from the Home screen, I swiped down and Search popped up. I typed in 5 x 28 and instantly got the answer. A bonus of using Spotlight Search over the Calculator app is the ability to see what problem you’ve typed into the Search box. Whereas in Calculator, once you have an answer, the equation is gone.

Let’s do one more equation. Swipe down from Home and I’ll ask something slightly more challenging: 5(5*5)+5-(5*5).

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