This emoji iOS trick will change the way you search

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Yes, you can use emoji on iPhone search.
Yes, you can use emoji on iPhone search.
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

Emoji have rapidly changed the way we conversate in the digital age and now thanks to a new feature in iOS, they’re about to change the way we search too.

iPhone and iPad users can now use emoji as search terms in the iOS spotlight feature that’s accessible on any home screen by swiping down.

The feature is actually super-useful, though it doesn’t work with all emoji. Looking for a place to have a beer with a buddy? All you have to do is tap the beer emoji icon and Spotlight will bring up suggestions for drinking holes that you can open in Apple Maps.

Here are some of the emoji you can use for search:

Beers

emoji-beer

Dress and other clothing

emoji-dress

Family

emoji-family

Graduation cap for education

emoji-graduate

Save that money

emoji-money

Package = Post Office

emoji-package

Pizza

emoji-pizza

Tacos

emoji-tacos

Tickets for movies and other entertainment

emoji-ticket

Transit stops

emoji-transit

Trees = Parks

emoji-tree

Mushrooms for Mario

emoji-mushroom

That last one is my favorite because I don’t think anyone that uses the mushroom emoji means it as a power up. Have you found some other funny ones we failed to mention? Drop your suggestion in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.