Spotlight and old iMessages

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applefanboy4, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. applefanboy4 macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2015
    When I use spotlight search, I can still see the first maybe 8 words of old texts that ive deleted and aren't on my phone anymore. But I can't see the whole message. When I click on it, it opens iMessages and since the messages are deleted it doesnt appear.

    Whats the use of this feature? Whats the point? Whats the use of seeing 8 words of an old deleted message, one that you can't bring back and can't see the entire conversation for?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's because it's still stored in the old search index which only gets updated once in a while. I believe you can force it to update (basically reindex) by doing something like unchecking everything in spotlight settings (in particular Messages), rebooting, then enabling things that you want again, and I believe rebooting one more time after that.

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