iOS Mail Search---terrible?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by FelixAng, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. FelixAng macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Is iOS Mail app terrible at search? Not only does is f-up by listing non-chronologically, but it takes forever--if it even manages!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've never liked how the mail app searches for mail. I can understand some of the performance issues, since it has to go to the server to do the search.

    If I need to, I go on my Mac to do any searches.
  3. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    When I need to search my gmail I fire up the Gmail app instead. You might want to give the new Outlook app a try. It handles personal and corporate exahnge accounts and the search seemed pretty good.
  4. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    It satisfies my needs. I type in a word and it comes back with a match. That's about all I need.
  5. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    The search is alright in my experience but not very good once you start searching on the server going back years, like many do with Gmail.
  6. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010

    Seconded. Outlook (Formerly Acompli) blows Apple Mail away in just about every way.
  7. Rhonindk macrumors 68030


    So agree :eek:
    Mine is a work phone (6+) and I get 100+ emails / day. Time, chronological order and accuracy are very poor. I usually fire my laptop up instead if I'm at my office.

    For the new Outlook app (formerly Accompli), it is good except for one huge error: it only brings in some of your contacts. I found this affects some searches. What MS did to cause this (the original Accompli app was fine) I don't know.

    Either way, this is just "another" issue Apple needs to fix. :rolleyes:

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