New In iOS 6: Apple Logos In Spotlight, Live Home Screen Previews In Wallpaper Settings

New In iOS 6: Apple Logos In Spotlight, Live Home Screen Previews In Wallpaper Settings

We’re still digging up new iOS 6 features. Image courtesy of William Gamache ((sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)).

It’s been a week since Apple released its first iOS 6 beta, and we’re still digging up new features. We reported some improvements to the keyboard this morning, and now we’ve found some enhancements to Spotlight and wallpaper settings.

Again, like the keyboard improvements, these are only minor changes to the iOS operating system. But seeing as we’re all excited for iOS 6, we figured you’d like to know about them.

Firstly, when searching Spotlight on your iOS devices, apps built by Apple have small black Apple logos next to their name. Here are some examples:

New In iOS 6: Apple Logos In Spotlight, Live Home Screen Previews In Wallpaper Settings

Second, in the wallpaper Settings menu, you finally see a live preview of your home screen — complete with app badges — rather than the default iOS home screen:

New In iOS 6: Apple Logos In Spotlight, Live Home Screen Previews In Wallpaper Settings

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  • Robs89

    Is it possible, that you have these apps in a folder with the Apple-Logo as the foldername and that’s the reason why there is an Apple Logo? (As we can see here on the third photo: http://www.cultofmac.com/173310/7-awesome-features-apple-left-out-of-ios-6/ )

  • nathanl1192

    I can’t bring up the Apple logo in Spotlight. Are you sure you don’t have a folder which has the apple logo as its name?

  • yuvsch

    I can’t see nor the apple logo in spotlite nor the live preview.

    iPhone 4 ios 6 beta 
  • Solowalker

    The Apple most definitely is the name of the folder you have the app in. Helps you find it when you’re not in Spotlight. For example, for me the Remote app is in my folder called Remotes (next to VLC remote, a VNC client, etc.). I don’t have iBooks in a folder so there is no folder name designation in Spotlight for it.

  • Jonathan Ober

    I wish apple would have an ICE access area from the lock screen. Right now I use a note that I made as my clock screen background with my wife’s info on it. If someone found me off the side of the road and dying I’d hope they would notify her if I wasn’t conscious after the police of course. I just think Apple needs to implement some kind of ICE area that doesn’t require a lock screen photo hack.

  • Brody White

    Yeah you should consider revising this post. Everyone else is right, the Apple logo you are seeing in spotlight does not exist natively. The only reason you are seeing the logo is because that is what you used to name the folder.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Is it possible, that you have these apps in a folder with the Apple-Logo as the foldername and that’s the reason why there is an Apple Logo? (As we can see here on the third photo: http://www.cultofmac.com/173310/7-awesome-features-apple-left-out-of-ios-6/ )

    Attach a Bluetooth keyboard and hit Alt-Shift-K. I think that’s the combination to producing the Apple logo. I know it, but it’s been a while since I’ve used my keyboard. I usually use my iPad’s software keyboard.

  • rvzz

    It’s the folder name not apple logo. Try any other app and it shows the folder name.

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