Stay in Context When Searching

To make it easier for users to search for information without having to switch away from their work to the navigation menu, the global search box is now accessible directly from the header. This enhancement is currently provided in the Salesforce1 mobile browser app only, but will be included in a future update of the downloadable apps for Android and iOS devices.
Screenshot of Search icon in the Salesforce1 header

Tap Salesforce1 Search icon to open the search box. This icon displays in the header when viewing the feed, Approvals, Events, and Tasks.

Object-specific search boxes continue to display at the top of the record search pages—the pages that are accessed by selecting objects such as Contacts, Groups, or Dashboards from the navigation menu. And searching in the main feed is unchanged.