Is there a way to clear App Store search history? I don't want to search for fart app

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Mikhailov, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Mikhailov macrumors regular

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    Ok this is crazy. I needed a fart app for a day to pull a prank on someone using a Bluetooth speaker. I did what needed to be done and deleted the app. Now every time I go to check my purchased history or updates on my iPad, the word "fart" always shows up in the search bar. Doesn't matter if I type something else, and doesn't matter if I delete the word. Every time I go back to either "update" or "purchased," there's the word in the search bar...constantly mocking my 30 minutes of immaturity. It's maddening. Why won't the word go Away? There has to be a way to fix this. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1411146801.347890.jpg
     
  2. SurefireObject macrumors member

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    What happens when you tap the X after the word?
     
  3. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    I had this problem in iOS 7 but it was fixed in iOS 8.
     
  4. kkdool macrumors newbie

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    Click the X then type a SPACE and press Enter.
     
  5. Mikhailov thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried this. The word is still there the next time I click that tab.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What about doing a different search and leaving that up?
     
  7. Mikhailov thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still goes back to "fart" the next time I go to purchased or updates.
     
  8. Mikhailov thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just FYI everyone, I finally got sick of it. I didn't restore my iPad, but I did "Erase All Settings" under Settings > General > Reset. It didn't delete any apps or media, and it solved my fart problem.
     
  9. Gutwrench Suspended

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    Thanks for the update. Apple is closing the trouble-ticket and sending their engineers home now.
     
  10. Mikhailov thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh good. I was worried that having the word "fart" lingering (lol lingering) in my App Store search had caused some Apple engineers lack of sleep and possibly marital troubles.

    Do I at least win for "funniest iPad problems?"
     
  11. Gutwrench Suspended

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    Ha ha. I wouldn't want it displaying either. Glad you got a fix.
     
  12. Zzznorch macrumors newbie

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    I stumbled across this thread as I am seeing the exact same problem with the word "mercury". I was searching the Mercury browser back in September and that search term remains. I have not done a general reset as I hate to lose my settings but at least the word is not as mocking as the one the OP posted!
     
  13. Squallboy macrumors newbie

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    Same happened for me, it is very annoying to always see "elf" in the search box. However in what universe is "reset all settings" an acceptable solution for 1 bug in 1 app? And Mac users people complain about Microsoft/Windows being bad? Seriously? And this is acceptable?
     

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