"Search" function on iPad changed

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  1. Skyholder01 macrumors member

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    When I "roll back" to the search function, it is now only searching my iPad, not going out to the web.

    Did I somehow change it?

    I used to use that to start my web browsing.
    Safari can still be started. Still functions correctly. Just not accessed by the "Search" .
    Thank you.
     
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  3. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    You can change that in settings / general / spotlight.
    There you can turn on and off things you want it to search for.
     
  4. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe I'm not being clear...
    Using Safari, it used Google just fine.

    I'm talking about when you advance the iPad main screen to the left, and you get the "search" window. It used to say "Search google". You'd type something, it would open Safari and search.

    Now, it says, "Search iPad", and only search whats on your iPad.

    Is that more clear?
     
  5. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Yeah mine works fine but I don't why yours has changed?
     
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  7. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Actually I take that back I just looked in that setting tab and it is not a choice.
    With that said I don't know why it is not working for you.
    I just tested it and it still shows me the web option.
     
  8. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Stand by.
    Gotta get the wife to stop killing Zombies!!!!:)
     
  9. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Yep mine does so you must have changed something or maybe enabled restrictions?
     
  10. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    lol.
    Sorry but I did just change my comment as I was wrong.
     
  11. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah.... I see the choices for it to search, but not a way to make it search the web.

    ARGH!!!
     
  12. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is like this as well... Not sure why or when it changed...
     
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    When I type something, among other options I get: Search Web, and Search Wikipedia. Do you not get either of these?

    If not what OS are you on? I'm on 5.0.1
     
  14. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Strange as mine still has the option to search the web and Wikipedia.
     
  15. Skyholder01, Apr 1, 2012
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    If I type the word "Sony". And hit "Search". It does nothing.

    Is this what you see?
     

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  16. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Had a look at the Apple Support Communities. Give this a try in Settings/General/Spotlight and uncheck Mail option. Looks like there may be an OS glitch. You can still search for mail items within the Mail App. Worth a try?
     
  17. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    No change, unchecking "mail".
     
  18. RKO macrumors 6502

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    No I also have the Search Web and Wikipedia options and the search field.

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    Try a reboot after changing the settings.
     
  19. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    At least you can see what I'm talking about.:confused:

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    THAT did it!!! :)
    Whether it was unchecking "Mail", or simply the reboot, but it now works.
    Thank you so much.

    Skyholder
     
  20. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but you are not the only one having this issue. There are many more of you out there. There may be an App you have installed that has interfered with spotlight but give the unchecked mail option a try 1st, then a reboot before you start eliminating Apps.
     
  21. trek360 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on the latest OS 5.1 and get these options above too once I start typing something.

    Initially all I see is search iPad.
     
  22. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Great and you can still search mail within the mail App. :)
     
  23. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't know.... don't care!!!! *Giggle*

    This was a "Honey, the iPad aint working' right", issue.
    She doesn't search mail.

    Thanks again.
    Skyholder
     
  24. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they'll sort it out in the next update. Don't hold your breath though but this seems your next best option until then. Have fun "Honey" until then - lol.
     
  25. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Thanks for that. I was having the same issue and. That seems to have fixed it. :)
     

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