13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 4:02 AM by Boz1200
bluehemisphere Level 1 Level 1

Hi folks,

 

I'm wondering if this is an IOS6 problem or not, but on my iPhone 4s I seem to not be able to jump the cursor to edit my search in Google, on Safari.

For example if I've typed in "Where is my mind?" and done a search, and then I want to change it to "Where WAS my mind?", I seem to have to delete the WHOLE line of text in the search bar, because I can't jump the cursor to any other part other than the end. I can't even scroll to the end to see where the end is! SOmetimes I can't even see a cursor.

 

This is really annoying me and I don't want to use or download another search engine app.

 

Anyone else had this problem? Is it just me? Is there a setting somewhere? I seem to believe that this is a relatively new problem for me. Perhaps it's since I updated to IOS6...

 

(and yes, I've tried holding down my finger on the text to get the old magnifying glass out - that don't work)

 

Any help would be great.

 

Thanks!

 

Jon


iPhone 4S, iOS 6
Solved by bluehemisphere on Oct 9, 2012 11:36 AM Solved

I accidentally clicked "solved". Oops! How do I "UNsolve" my own question????

Reply by tobymarsh23 on Oct 9, 2012 11:16 AM Helpful

I've noticed this too since iOS6. I assume its a bug they will fix.

Reply by ChrisJ4203 on Oct 9, 2012 11:24 AM Helpful

As I wrote, I cannot do that either, however changing it on the Google page, or changing it in the upper right do the same thing, they prompt a new search. It really doesn't make any difference where you make the adjustment, at least in my book. Both will yield the same results.

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  • tobymarsh23 Level 1 Level 1

    I've noticed this too since iOS6. I assume its a bug they will fix.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    I did a little test of this on my 4S using iOS 6. If I try to go to the search bar that is on the page that Safari is displaying, I cannot do it. However, if I tap into the Google search bar on the right side of hte header of Safari, to the right of the address bar, I can get the cursor and the magnifying glass, and I only see the exact text that I typed into the search bar. See if that works for you. I'm not really sure where you are trying to access the cursor from, but this is the behavior that I have just witnessed on my phone.

  • bluehemisphere Level 1 Level 1

    It's the main Google page search bar I'm trying to edit, once I've already pressed enter and performed a search. The magnifier does indeed come out for the little search popup at top right, but that just prompts a new search. I'm stuck in trying to edit the wording of the LAST search I did...

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    As I wrote, I cannot do that either, however changing it on the Google page, or changing it in the upper right do the same thing, they prompt a new search. It really doesn't make any difference where you make the adjustment, at least in my book. Both will yield the same results.

  • bluehemisphere Level 1 Level 1

    I accidentally clicked "solved". Oops! How do I "UNsolve" my own question????

  • bluehemisphere Level 1 Level 1

    Ok I get you now Chris. Thanks. I'll use that little top right search for now, until they fix the main page.

    Will that mean we'll have to wait till IOS6.1? I'm new to iPhone so don't really know how updates work. How long, in general, do Apple take to produce new updates?

  • ScottFromMI Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here.  It happens on my iPhone 4 and my 4S, but not my iPad 3. iOS 6.0 on all devices. I have found that in can do the "tap and hold" to get the magnifying glass in order to reposition the cursor in the Google search bottom at the bottom of the Safari page, but the bar at the top works (or doesn't work in this case!) as you described. I have had limited success by touching the screen just below the top search bar, and then I can see/reposition the cursor from there.  It doesn't work all the time, and it takes a few seconds to respond when it does.  Definitely annoying!

  • Boz1200 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm also having this problem. Cannot move the cursor once you've executed a google search. If you try to refine the search in the google search bar, it is impossible to refine the search by bringing up the magnifying glass and moving the cursor. The "solution" suggested above is just annoying (though, appreciate the help) because with io5 this was not even an issue. It should just work like it used to. It's clearly a bug that needs to be fixed.

  • bluehemisphere Level 1 Level 1

    I may have just accidentally found a solution!!

     

    Try this:

    Tap the search bar to enter the supposed "edit text mode",

    Then tap and hold at the VERY LEFT of the search bar. If you've got big thumbs/fingers it would be almost as if you are pressing the edge of your phone.

    Then up comes the old magnifying glass!!

     

    Does this work for you?

     

    Hope so!

  • Christianr7373 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks blue, I had the same problem and your tip did the trick

  • austinfromolympia Level 1 Level 1

    I have noticed this same problem and it is very annoying. Your trick does help though. I'm inclined to think it is a problem with Google's web page, as opposed to safari, but I could be wrong. This wasn't a problem in ios5. Maybe Google is trying to get back for Apple swamping Maps and YouTube.

  • bluehemisphere Level 1 Level 1

    It seems to have been fixed in the last update (6.0.1).

    :-)

  • Boz1200 Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, it's working for me now.