Search problems

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  1. J_Thomas

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    Is anyone having search issues? If I pull down the screen and type in a weird question I just get blank result. It doesn't give me the option to "search web" or "search app store" or "search maps". If I type in a few characters the option is at the bottom of results like normal. If it's a weird word though it stops displaying suggestions and I don't even have any options, it is just blank! Is this normal?
     
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    I know I could open Safari and search from there, but I coulda swore I used to be able to at least get the option to search the web from the iOS search bar. Am I trippin or what? Thanks!
     
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I get wikipedia links and suggested web sites.

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  4. J_Thomas

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    Ok, how about if you type in a phrase? For example "can i share a paid iphone app".
    Mine just goes blank with no options. I thought search was tied to Google.
    Thanks for your help!!
     
  5. Rafagon

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    I just tried that phrase and it went blank on my phone too. Seems that you'll have to go into Safari and search using your search engine of choice to get an answer to something like that, or ask Siri and let her run the search.
     
  6. J_Thomas

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    Thanks for confirming you get same results, I thought something was wrong. I guess I was trippin lol!! Thanks again for your help!
     
  7. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Blank here as well.
     
  8. J_Thomas

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    Is that normal? I've always searched that way without any problems. I was just wondering if maybe some Apple services are down.
     
  9. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    On my 5s I get two options:

    Search Web and Search Wikipedia.
     
  10. J_Thomas

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    Hmmm, ok thanks for checking that out!
     
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    Ok, got it working correctly now! Here is what I did. Settings>General>Spotlight Search and turn off all of the apps listed under search results. Hold power button like your gonna shut off but instead of using slider to shut off, hold down home button until it brings you back to homescreen. Go back in and turn on the apps you want to show up in search results. That's it!!
    Not really sure what broke the functionality in the first place, but just glad it works again!
     
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    I figured out which app under Spotlight search results is the culprit...Bing Web Results! That is the app causing the problem. Just turn that one off and search works like normal!
     
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    Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!
     

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