Some app do not show up in spotlight search.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by richard371, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Under settings/general/spotlight search they are all set to on. Several apps such as the watch app do not show up in the search. I have noticed this issue with every version of 9.0. I am on 9.2 beta 2 now. Will Apple ever fix this?
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    This sounds off the wall but has worked for me the few times this happened but reset network settings and test again. I did this for other reasons and found it fixed this issue too and has worked for others. You might try it. You will have to add passwords again for WiFi networks but otherwise it not a major reset.
     
  3. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks,

    I gave it a try and it didn't work for me.

     
  4. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Bummer, it was worth a shot. It has worked for me in the past as a side benefit to something else. The idea is to force a refresh of the index that identifies the available applications. Maybe a bigger reset will do it but I don't want to recommend that because the post process could be more involved. If some of the apps are basic, you could try to uninstall them and install them again and see what happens. You know, some that wont lose progress data or don't require a login you can't recall. Just to see if it helps.
     
  5. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. Yea one app that does it is the watch app.
     

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