Searching text message problems

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by rderosier86, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. rderosier86 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    Usually I could search for someones names or a word someone might of sent me like Hey or "wru" in messages but now ever since I upgraded to 6 it barely show any results and I did not delete my previous messages.
  2. randomcraig macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2012
    i have been experiencing this problem ever since upgrading - when i put in a word/name to search all my messages, the only results are when the word/name is in the text of the message.

    a couple of months ago, i called apple and the only suggestion was to delete all my messages without restoring them - basically to start fresh. the suggestion was based on the possibility that there was a problem with my message data. with 4+ years of text messages, i didn't see that as an option and have been limping along whenever i need to find the messages i sent to someone i haven't messaged in a while.

    anyone have a real solution?
  3. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search and make sure you have messages checked.
  4. sick z33 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2008
    Thanks for that! Had to turn mine on also.

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