iMessage Search Broken?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thesaint580, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. thesaint580 macrumors member

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    Upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 and for some reason, I cannot get the search to work in iMessage. My wife uses a 4S and it works fine on hers after upgrading to iOS7. Anyone else having this problem? Tried restarting, force quitting, hard reset etc.

    It only works when someone sends in a message and I can then search them. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Describe the problem.
     
  3. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I'm seeing the same, search is only finding messages received since the update. I have a large stash of messages (dating back to my iPhone 3G of 2008) so this is pretty noticeable!

    I did wonder whether it just needs to reindex and it'll do that in the background at some point (or perhaps is already doing it)..

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    Assuming it's the same problem I'm seeing, search either through spotlight or the messages app itself will return no message results on any terms *unless* they appear in messages received since the Ios 7 upgrade. So for most people that means search only goes back 24 hours, any older messages will not be found.
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    That's interesting. It kind of makes sense, but then again...not.
     
  5. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Same issue here on my iPhone 5. Search returnes only results from messages that were sent or received after the update to iOS 7. Pretty annoying.
     

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