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slawekfromizabelin Level 1 Level 1

spotlight doesn't work!!! It doesn't find contact using MAIL field or NOTES field or any other, expect NAME of contact!!!


Any sugestion???


iPhone 4 with IOS 5.0

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • bigim Level 1 Level 1

    i alo have the same problem. i have asked the people around me, nobody has experienced it yet

  • Losev Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem, I think it will be solve in next version of firmware.

  • Adam Pitts Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem.  Spotlight doesn't work at all.  You type text into the box, and NOTHING shows up.  I wish someone would at least acknowledge this is an issue.  Really an issue since I used to use Spotlight for EVERYTHING...

  • Cowteal Level 1 Level 1

    probrobly ios 5 bugs i didn't update until EVERYTHING works as apple promised

  • ccappel Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue - new iphone 4s. Spotlight will search once after a reboot, but after that will return no results. Major problem; I use it for everything. Apple, can you weigh in here? Are you working on a fix?

  • Dave Hutch Level 4 Level 4

    A tip I picked up last year was that you should go into Settings, General, Spotlight Search and make sure that all the types of items you want to search for are ticked and in one continuous group at the top of the list.

    There should be no items that aren't ticked, in between items that are ticked.


    Let me know if that works

  • slawekfromizabelin Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, it doesn't :-(

    I check the spotlight as well on 3GS and iPad2  - generaly it doesn't work anywhere!!!

  • angus cooney Level 1 Level 1

    If it was working before installing apps, go backwards and delete apps to you find the one thats messing it up.

  • ccappel Level 1 Level 1

    No, changing the settings doesn't affect the problem. When it's working —for that one search you get after rebooting—it honors the settings and searches only checked items ... so I don't believe it's a settings issue.


    But after that single search (if you get that) it simply shuts down and stops working. No results of any kind from any area.


    Nada. Zilch. Zippo.


    I do have many apps and used the search as a way to quickly jump to an app instead of swiping through numerous screens. This is killing me. Hoping the fix is released soon; having searched the web on the issue, I see that it affects a great many users of ios5.

  • ab345 Level 1 Level 1

    I have been having the same problem all the same symptoms as previous posters. I am new to iPhone coming from BB where I used universal search continually so I was very disappointed to see that such a major feature was so buggy - essentially non-functional. Did multiple resets and restored from backups but still no go. Also the same problem on wife's iPhone 4 with iOS5. So definitely an iOS 5 software bug.


    I think the issue is when Spotlight tries to search your emails. Basically for me Spotlight will only work if I have mail unchecked in Settings - Mail checked all by itself will yield same loss of functionality. Which is still a major issue since you have to go to the mail app in order to search mail which works. This is a huge deal for me!

  • Dave Hutch Level 4 Level 4

    My iPhone 4 running iOS5 works perfectly well with Spotlight searches. Therefore the software is probably fine and I would guess you have an app installed that's interfering with the process somehow.

    Might be worth removing a few apps at a time to see if it fixes itself

  • ab345 Level 1 Level 1

    My wife's iPhone 4 running iOS5 also has the same problem with Spotlight and I can fix it by deselecting email search option. But there is only one app that is common between our two phones - "Poynt" - removing that does nothing. Its not something that is affecting every phone but those that are affected it is unlikely to be a third party app imo. Do you have email checked in your Spotlight prefs?

  • Dave Hutch Level 4 Level 4

    I do, yes

  • pagatag Level 1 Level 1

    I also have the same problem with my new 4S !

    Any help received from Apple ?

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