1. samduffy's Avatar
    Hi just wanted to ask should spotlight searches match across devices or should they be independent. for example if I search on iOS spotlight search for "Tim Cook" and then do the same search on spotlight on the Mac should I see the same search results or will it vary depending on each device. ive noticed that it tends to match but some results don't show on one device over the other

    02-14-2019 10:44 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    That’s a good question even in google if I do a search I get a result and if I search the same keywords a day later I sometimes get a different result. If that’s what you mean
    02-15-2019 10:43 AM
  3. samduffy's Avatar
    thanks no I mean if I do a spotlight search (by swiping left on home screen and typing into the search box)
    02-15-2019 10:54 AM
  4. Annie_M's Avatar
    Well, now I'm intrigued! I'm going to check this out on my iPad when I get home to see what happens! My guess is that results would vary slightly because of different files on each device. I'll update later tonight.
    02-15-2019 11:19 AM
  5. samduffy's Avatar
    yeah that's what I thought too.
    02-15-2019 11:20 AM
  6. samduffy's Avatar
    ive noticed when I search I see a majority of the same results across each but some different individual results like for Tim Cook I see his twitter page in spotlight search on the Mac but not on iOS but I do see suggested Siri websites etc
    02-15-2019 11:21 AM
  7. samduffy's Avatar
    any update
    02-15-2019 09:51 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I just tested this on my X & XS and it seems to vary. I use mail & Twitter on my XS, so I got a few additional results.
    02-19-2019 06:10 PM
  9. samduffy's Avatar
    thanks. yeah ive noticed if I do a search for "Tim Cook" on iOS I see the pretty much the same results across both iOS devices and mostly the Mac but I notice I see a result for his twitter page on both the iOS devices but not the Mac. I don't think this is because I have the app installed because when I do a search for bill gates on Mac OS I see his twitter come up for a result on the Mac
    02-19-2019 06:15 PM

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