In iOS10, by pulling on the Home Screen, I could search for an app. How do I do this in iOS11?

When I pull down from the Home screen, I see a message "Earlier Today" only. If I scroll down, nothing happens. If I scroll up, I see the Camera.app.

If I have a new message, that shows above the "Earlier Today" message.

Thanks for any help.

This is beta 2.

Edit... Adding a screenshot:

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If I press Home, I see all my first page icons. If I then scroll up, I see the Control Panel. I can't seem to get a screenshot of this. It shows icons for brightness, and mini images of my open apps. I don't see a search option.

  • 2
    This still works. Scroll down the proposals. It's below them.
    – not2savvy
    Jun 22, 2017 at 7:54
  • What do you mean by "Proposals" please?
    – ICL1901
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:23
  • If you start typing, results are shown for emails, visited websites, app store etc. (depending on what you configured in the settings). I called these results proposals. If scroll down, below you will a "search web" or similar. (I'm using the German version, so I can't exactly tell the words in English. )
    – not2savvy
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:29
  • Oh I see only now that you are using the beta. Sorry. Don't know for sure then.
    – not2savvy
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:30
  • @not iOS 11 is only in beta, what do you mean? App results are shown at the top in iOS 10 and 11, no need to scroll down.
    – grg
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:38

1 Answer 1


It's the same as iOS 10. Pull down on the home screen (from somewhere amongst the apps, not from the top of the display) and a search bar appears at the top. Type the name of the app you want to look for and the results show in the Siri App Suggestions section.

  • @David You're pulling down from the very top of the display. Instead, just pull down from somewhere in the middle of the home screen. Thanks for providing a screenshot, I've upvoted the question
    – grg
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:33
  • Bingo! Thanks so much! Could you post this as an answer please. I'm sure it will help lots of people.
    – ICL1901
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:36
  • @David Excellent, I've edited my answer
    – grg
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:39
  • Ah okay. Thought you were seeing results, but not the ones you were looking for.
    – not2savvy
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:47
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    However, is that any different from ios 10?
    – not2savvy
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:48

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