Convert Currency in Spotlight Search for iOS
Spotlight Search for iOS now has the ability to perform currency calculations and conversions using up to date exchange rates.
This is a handy built-in feature for travelers, anyone who needs to exchange money, and those who work across borders, and it’s built right into the latest versions of Spotlight for iOS on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Getting Currency Conversions in iOS with Spotlight Search
To convert any currency, open Spotlight from the Home Screen of iOS by pulling down on an icon, then enter the following syntax types, specifying the currency to start with and to convert to:
- 1 USD to EUR
- 1 USD to GBP
- JPY to USD
- IDR to AUD
- NZD to USD
- 500 CAD to USD
- 100 RMB to USD
- 500 EUR to JPY
This is just an example, as any major world currency is supported for conversions in iOS.
You can specify the three letter shorthand for the currency, which is the fastest method, or if you aren’t sure, you can actually type out the entire currency name as well, like so:
- 1 US dollar to Japanese Yen
- 15 Euros to Great British Pound
- 19585 Indonesian Rupiah to US dollars
- 100 Australian Dollars to Vietnamese Dong
- 1000 US dollars to Apple Store Apples
- 850 Chinese Renminbi to Korean Won
As long as the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is connected to the internet it will pull the most up to date exchange rates for the currency conversion.
If you’re on the desktop you have options available as well, because you can exchange currency at current rates with Spotlight on the Mac too, or even with the Calculator app in OS X