1. csal80's Avatar
    Hi, has anyone recently had the problem of spotlight search not working for applications only? I have been noticing this over the last several weeks and have tried some troubleshooting but haven't been able to fix the problem. Any ideas?
    12-11-2014 07:03 AM
  2. kurpaige's Avatar
    Hi, has anyone recently had the problem of spotlight search not working for applications only? I have been noticing this over the last several weeks and have tried some troubleshooting but haven't been able to fix the problem. Any ideas?
    It's a bug. How you fix it is to send an email from your phone's icloud account to your phone's icloud account. Only works if its to and from the same icloud account. I think sending and receiving on icloud restarts spotlight.
    mcmillan27 likes this.
    12-11-2014 07:24 AM
  3. bboykin87's Avatar
    Yeah I have had that happen as well as when I pull down the home screen to show spotlight search the keyboard doesn't show.
    Wotchered likes this.
    12-11-2014 07:33 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Yes...

    I use it to locate apps that are all tucked away in folders, and now and then it won't return any results. I usually just disable app spotlight and then turn it back on to jump start it. I don't use iCloud email so not sure why @kurpaige fix would work.
    12-12-2014 07:10 PM
  5. kurpaige's Avatar
    Emailing to icloud restarts spotlight. Don't know why but it does. Works every time this happens. Hopefully Apple will fix it
    12-12-2014 09:23 PM
  6. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Works fine for me!
    12-13-2014 03:40 AM
  7. kumar gaurav8's Avatar
    I am seeing this issue with IOS10.0.2 Iphone6. Spotlight search for APPS has stopped working. Opening ICloud mail helps but after sometime it again stops working. IOS 10 is killing me.
    FredBro likes this.
    09-26-2016 12:27 PM
  8. FredBro's Avatar
    I've been unable to find apps using spotlight search either. Ticks me off...
    06-30-2017 07:35 PM
  9. Wotchered's Avatar
    Thank you for mentioning this, It prompted me to check, and yes,some clever update or other had turned everything back on again !!
    07-03-2017 07:09 AM

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