iMessage search stopped working iOS 8.0.2

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by MacintoshMan, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. MacintoshMan macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2006
    Ever since I've upgraded to iOS 8 iMessage's search functionality is completely broken. It returns no results when I search for either a person or exact words of a conversation.

    The only thing I haven't tried to remedy the situation is a total restore, which I am trying to avoid.

    Is anyone else having this problem? I guess we can just ad this to the list of other iOS 8 problems.
  2. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    It's never, ever worked for me from the day they added message searching/Spotlight (iOS 4).
  3. MacintoshMan thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2006
    It's worked sparingly for messages but very well for searching the names. iOS is turning into Android.
  4. EJ8 Suspended


    Oct 13, 2010
    It's very hit or miss. Mostly miss. But that isn't new to iOS 8.
  5. scottish macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2011
    Yes, I've noticed this. Always found the search function a bit useless as it doesn't open the thread at the message you have searched for.
  6. brent12 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2013
    It still kinda works but...

    The search still works but ONLY on what has transpired since the update. For me it won't find a person but then if text them it will then be able to find them.

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