How do I access Spotlight search on my iPad?

Apple removed the ability to swipe left to access the "hidden first screen" or Spotlight search in iOS 7. You can still access Spotlight search from the Home screen of your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, you just have to do it differently.

To access the Spotlight search bar swipe down from the middle of any Home screen, and the "Search iPad/iPhone" bar will appear at the top of your device. You can exit the search by tapping the Cancel button or by tapping the middle of your Home screen.

The Spotlight screen allows users to easily search their device for texts, contacts, emails and so on...

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