Spotlight Search is an awesome feature that lets you search your entire Mac or iOS device at once. When using this feature, you may not want a certain file type showing up in your search results. This is relatively simple to configure via the Settings app.
In this Apple Toolbox tutorial, we will be showing you how to configure Spotlight Search. This tutorial requires an iOS device running iOS 5.
Configuring Spotlight Search
To start, open the Settings app on your iOS device. Once it has completely launched, tap on the option titled General. This option is located towards the middle of the Settings app.
Managing Spotlight – Mac OS X
Make sure the Search Results tab is selected. Look towards the center of the screen. You will see all of the file types on your Mac. You can now select and deselect file types that show up in Spotlight search. You can do this by clicking on the checkbox that is located to the left-hand side of the option.
Lastly, you can change Spotlight’s keyboard shortcut from this window. Simply look towards the bottom of the window, where you will see a options labeled Spotlight menu keyboard option and Spotlight window keyboard shortcut. You can configure these options to your liking.