Contacts show up when searching but not in list

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by terragotchi, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. terragotchi macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2018
    Tried searching around but couldn't find any answers to my issue.

    I'm running iOS 11.4.1 on an iPhone 8+ and I've been experiencing an odd issue lately where some contacts do not show up in my contacts list when scrolling through but DO show up when I search for the contact using the search bar at the top of the app.

    Does anyone know what would cause this and how to fix it? It's not the biggest issue ever, but it's definitely annoying.
  2. FatalFallacy macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Multiple contact groups? Contacts -> Groups -> Check all are enabled.
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    You're saying you have a contact who's name is something like "John Smith" and when you scroll to the "S" section (if you're sorting by last name) you don't see it? And then, you type "Smith" in the search field and a contact "John Smith" shows up under "TOP NAME MATCHES"?
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    Odd. Can not reproduce that in the Contacts app, however, can repoduce using Spotlight search: can search for a contact under a group not checked on in Contacts.
  5. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I would investigate this first. If a group isn't selected its likely you can still search it but not be displayed. If this is the issue there are ways to condense them to one source.
  6. radubraharu macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2018
    I’ve encountered this situation also. I concluded that it is a misbehavior, somewhere there is a conflict. My father had this issue also.
    I made a backup to all contacts, deleted them from iCloud and then added them again. This didn’t work. Then I deleted them again, imported them from my google account, but still didn’t work. After this I ended up deactivating iCloud contacts and using the ones from google. Since then I didn’t have any issue
  7. sjn25281 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2014
    I have the exact same issue. I assume it stems from having some contacts associated with iCloud, and with google. Ideally I would like to have them all only on iCloud. It’s so annoying to have to spotlight search all the time when the contact is clearly saved on my phone but not appearing.

    Did you ever solve it?

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