No Proactive Search

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by !!!, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. !!! macrumors 6502

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    I just installed the iOS 9 PB on my iPod touch and there is no Proactive Search. Is there a setting to enable it?
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Proactive search is not available on A5 devices (such as the iPod touch 5).
     
  3. !!! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's stupid. Now I can't access my recent contacts. :(
     
  4. MizuNoHane macrumors member

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    I'm actually on an iPhone 6 Plus and there's no Proactive Assistant available for me on the Public Beta, either. Kind of confused.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's a bug, the page is appearing blank for lots of people. The proactive search page is actually non existent on A5 devices which is because it's not supported on those devices.
     
  6. Blakey. macrumors member

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    I restarted my phone and Proactive started working. Initially, Proactive and Siri were both not working.
     
  7. ithinkwithportals macrumors regular

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    Well, if the Tips app is anything to judge by, this may not necessarily be accurate. I don't know if the contents of the Tips app are necessarily tailored to each particular device and revision, or if it's just a catch-all for whatever tips happen to exist, but this is currently showing up in Tips for me, which is kind of odd if what you said turns out to be accurate (as I myself am currently running the PB on an iPod Touch 5G). Pic inserted below for evidence of my claim.
     

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  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    They probably haven't tailored the Tips app content to each specific device like you said.
     
  9. ithinkwithportals macrumors regular

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    It's just that, historically, the capabilities and tips listed in well, uh, Tips, have tended to be very accurate, since iOS 8.0 and beyond, at least to my category of device, including the Public Betas as well, when almost any new feature could be subject to change. So judging by that, I have a little bit of hope at least, that this feature will come to at least the iPod Touch, even if not the iPad 2.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I've yet to see an A5 device with the feature on it through all three betas so far.
     
  11. ithinkwithportals macrumors regular

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    We have yet to hear any sort of official statement from Apple on this, though, so I am for at least giving this possibility a little bit of chance, because the feature list still has time to change, and because the iPod Touch, despite being an A5 device, handles a hell of a lot more modern applications and games than you would expect, and runs them pretty smoothly, too, with, in my experience, very little lag or framerate glitches. So, on a performance basis, there may not necessarily be a reason to hold off on this feature. Maybe on a marketing basis, though...
     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    For sure its not out of the question that they figure something out before launch, but I wouldn't say it's a large possibility.
     
  13. ithinkwithportals macrumors regular

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    Well, the only thing that's guaranteed is that in PB 2, we'll know a little more about this (because it's anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks from today, which is plenty of time for something to happen).
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Even though it's been in beta for a month already ;)
     
  15. ithinkwithportals macrumors regular

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    OK, so after having read a thread on there possibly being a new generation of iPod Touches, and having read the referenced article that has led some to believe that this new launch is a thing and will likely happen on the 14th of this month (next Tuesday), I'm wondering if a new iPod Touch, running iOS 9, and with (nearly) all the bells and whistles of this OS is a likelier scenario. Your thoughts on this, everyone?
     
  16. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Not a chance.

    iOS 9 will not release until the Fall with the new iPhones.
     
  17. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    If the new iPod Touch it's more likely to do better with iOS 9. I wouldn't expect it to have iOS 9 though.

    iOS releases usually ship 3 or 4 days before new iPhone hardware.

    A6, A7, and A8 were completely unique designs. A5 and A4 were mostly off the shelf designs with minimal optimizations from Apple's internal design team.

    This may all sound like marketing speak, but the A5 is the one hardware chipset that from the rumblings I've heard outside of Apple is the one that many would prefer just get dropped.
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    The thing is, proactive is not the focus of the tip, which is actually finding scores, you actually can do this on A5 devices by swiping down on the homescreen and typing it in as the tip shows.
    Swiping left you cannot do though nor do siri suggestions show so some changes may be in order. (To the tips app or the home screen)
     

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