iMessage search stopped working iOS 8.0.2

MacintoshMan

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Original poster
Feb 16, 2006
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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.
 

rorschach

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

EJ8

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

scottish

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Aug 10, 2011
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Guess
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.
 

brent12

macrumors member
Jun 24, 2013
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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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