Forcing Spotlight on iOS to reindex?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by reptarwilleatu, May 20, 2015.

  1. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

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    Does anybody know a way to get (force) iOS to reindex Spotlight like on OS X? I know that restoring from a backup after a restore will do that, but i'm looking for any way to do it that will avoid me having to restore.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps disabling everything in Spotlight then rebooting and then re-enabling what you want (and perhaps rebooting again)?
     
  3. reptarwilleatu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Somewhere I have read, that spotlight after some period reindexes itself
     
  5. reptarwilleatu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you remember where you read that by chance? the reason i ask is because "ghost" messages from Messages.app and Mail.app that have been deleted will still show up in Spotlight and then you tap them, it just takes you to the app but just the default view you get when you open it normally. it's happened for years and i've seen messages almost a year old still show up
     
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  8. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. I'm facing same issue where I have also ghost emails.
     
  9. niji macrumors 6502a

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    hi

    apple/system preferences/spotlight/privacy/+(yr entire mac hard disk)
    close the preference (meaning: instruct the system to not index your hard disk)
    restart
    apple/system preferences/spotlight/privacy/ - (yr entire mac hard disk)
    (meaning: delete the above instruction to not index)
    restart

    you can check if it is reindexing by: command+space bar then type a word and see it is finding it. in a minute or so there will appear a progress bar to indicate it is reindexing. a 500 GB SSD takes about 3 hours to reindex if it is about 60% full.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But that doesn't do anything for iOS, which is what this thread is about.
     

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