1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I don't know if this is a settings issue because all my contacts are in the app but I am not able to find them when typed in the app's search bar.

    Thanks
    10-27-2015 05:35 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Try doing a soft reset. To perform a soft reset, hold both the power button and home button down until you see the Apple boot logo. If that doesn't work try restoring your device. I recommend setting your iPhone up as a new device as it provides the cleanest installation but you might be able to get away with restoring a previous iCloud or iTunes backup.
    10-27-2015 06:47 AM
  3. MJP 1911's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same issue and the soft reset does not help.
    10-28-2015 01:16 PM
  4. MJP 1911's Avatar
    I contacted apple support via the Chat interface and they did not have a solution. A ticket was opened. I suggest if anyone else is having this issue they also open a ticket so it get resolved. It seems the spotlight search function still works to search the contacts so that is a work-around that can be used.
    10-28-2015 01:27 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I contacted apple support via the Chat interface and they did not have a solution. A ticket was opened. I suggest if anyone else is having this issue they also open a ticket so it get resolved. It seems the spotlight search function still works to search the contacts so that is a work-around that can be used.
    You might try going to contacts > Groups > uncheck groups > check back

    This has helped others with this issue.
    10-28-2015 01:44 PM
  6. jdesignz's Avatar
    Tick the button to enable. You have to reboot your phone first so everything goes fine.

    10-28-2015 02:55 PM
  7. Logeswaran Jacob's Avatar
    Very simple Go to Contact>Group>Click Hide all Contact>Choose back Show all contact.
    Try to search now it will definitely works!
    Libra1386 likes this.
    10-30-2015 05:35 AM
  8. Libra1386's Avatar
    Very simple Go to Contact>Group>Click Hide all Contact>Choose back Show all contact.
    Try to search now it will definitely works!
    This worked for me. Thanks!
    11-01-2015 07:21 PM
  9. MEMcG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Logeswaran Jacob View Post
    Very simple Go to Contact>Group>Click Hide all Contact>Choose back Show all contact.
    Try to search now it will definitely works!

    THIS WORKED FOR ME, TOO! I didn't have any "Groups", but I clicked on "Contacts">HOME>New Contact Group>Delete Group NOW I can search! I'm using a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro w/Windows 10 and the contact search wouldn't work after my iPhone 5 update to 9.3.2--now it DOES!

    THANK YOU!
    06-07-2016 02:30 PM
  10. Balaji Davakumar's Avatar
    I unchecked all the groups and selected only All Gmail now it works
    11-04-2016 06:39 AM
  11. mmmahran's Avatar
    Jdesignz was right you will need to reboot the device after check or uncheck spotlight
    11-22-2016 08:12 AM

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