For the last few versions of iOS, searching for something on your device was very easy — go the Home Screen and swipe left to right. If you try that in iOS 7, you will find that nothing happens. While I get the whole idea of redesigning the functionality for iOS 7, I also am a big believer in ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ But ‘fixed’ it is.
So how do you invoke a search in iOS 7? Most everything that I read on how to do it said to swipe down from the top of the screen. All that ever did was bring up Notification Center. Kind of frustrating. Then I found the secret — swipe down anywhere EXCEPT from the top of the screen. A search box will appear at the top of screen with a keyboard appearing at the bottom. Type in what you are looking for and the results will appear between the search box and the keyboard.