Google image search no longer working in iOS?

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  1. DDustiNN, Oct 29, 2018
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    DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    It was just working yesterday, but now I can’t see Google image search results. It shows me the first page, but I can’t click on any of them. It just does nothing. And when scrolling down, all of the rest of the results are blank. And everything is unclickable.

    Tried my iPad, same results. (EDIT: Also tried with Google Chrome on iPhone. Same results.)

    What happened??

    Example attached:

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  2. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Crap!!!! WTH??
    You are absolutely correct.
    Works on neither my 8+ nor IPP.

    Yet it works fine on my rMB (2015).

    Update: if I request Desktop Mode on either it is working.
     
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  4. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Good question.
    Had a buddy try his "X - same issue.
    Tried my Razer using Chrome - no problem.
    A buddy's Note using a non-Chrome browser works fine.

    So far seems to be limited to Safari when not in Desktop Mode. :(

    Update: just saw an alert that some Google services are having issues, especially with mobile Safari.
     
  5. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tried it in Google Chrome on my iPhone X. Still the same issue.

    So it seems to be iOS, not just Safari.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 29, 2018 ---
    Ah, just saw the update. Guess we just wait then.
     
  6. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    It's working for me (iPhone X, iOS 12.0.1).
    This is false reasoning. Google Search is provided by Google. It wouldn't matter what browser you used - if a feature is not available from Google (temporary service issue at Google), then it's not available. Period.

    It's like if your local gas station had no fuel - it doesn't matter whether you're hoping to fill a Ford, Toyota, or Volkswagen - if there's no gas, there's no gas.
     
  7. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    You are saying every browser in iOS will fail...

    It is working once again but loading slow ... ;)
     
  8. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Working in my X, iOS 12, using both Chrome and Safari, and on both a WiFi and Cell (LTE/Verizon) connections.

    When you scroll down, and the pagination occurs, there is a little bit of latency, where there are colored blocks as image placeholders, but they load within ~1s.
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    Maybe some issue where the image loading service is getting misrouted (due to regional DNS handling or something) ...


    ... or ghosts.
     
  9. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it is working now. You missed it.

    And it was limited to iOS mobile. Read the thread. Worked fine on desktop, and Android, as seen above.

    No need for silly analogies.

    Anyway, problem seems to have been resolved. Mods feel free to lock this thread now.
     
  10. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    I guess I misinterpreted when you said
    I thought you meant you thought there was something wrong with the OS, or Apple's support for Google, etc.

    While that's certainly possible, it's far more likely that an issue of this sort would be a temporary one on Google's end - a crashed server-side process, or some such. Hence, my reflexive defense of Apple.
     
  11. KGB7 Suspended

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    Had this happen in the past on windows computer. The issue is with google servers.

    It’s amazing, how quickly people blame Apple products for everything.
     
  12. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Blame? No. I had normal image search on my Windows laptop, my rMB, and Razer. I had the issue on my 8+ and IPP.
    Commonality was iOS.
     
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    I’m sure there will be another law suit against Apple any minute now.



    Give it few more minutes.... any moment now...lol
     
  14. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Commonality could have been any given platform, as Google serves-up a variety of platform- and nationality-specific versions, any of which might have had a problem. I'm quite certain that when Google became aware of the issue, they began by troubleshooting their servers, not the iOS operating system.

    The odds are incredibly in favor of something going wrong at Google. It's the way the web works, but that doesn't stop the conspiracy theorists. "There goes Apple, taking away something else I like!"

    Maybe I'm overly sensitive to criticism of Apple, but to me the OP's headline suggests a tendency towards conspiracy theory. "Google image search no longer working in iOS?" Not an assumption that it's "temporarily down," but a suspicion that it will never work again. Only on an Apple forum!
     
  15. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    While I agree with you I am looking at this from a users perspective (initially).
    Google image search worked for me on:
    • Windows 7 / IE & Chrome
    • Windows 10 / IE
    • Android / Stock Browser & Chrome
    • Retina MacBook / Safari
    Google image search did not work on:
    • IIP / Safari
    • iPhone 8+ / Safari
    • OP also reported issue with iOS/Chrome
    Barring Google saying there is an issue, and I checked Google (my initial thought), the commonality was iOS. As the feature/function worked on alternative platforms, the initial thought was "Safari on iOS" issue. The headline was initially correct but incorrect after all the facts came out. Maybe ask the OP to add "Solved" or something to the title?
     
  16. KGB7 Suspended

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    I have a simple solution.

    Use Bing from now on. Better yet, use Yahoo.
     
  17. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Oh hell no!
    Bing and Yahoo are even less dependable.
    Google is currently my best option.
    Thanks anyway.
     

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