Spotlight Search on iPhone 4s doesn't show any results.

Everything is checked under Settings -> General -> Spotlight Search.

Restart doesn't help. New contacts don't appear.


Under Settings -> General -> Spotlight Search

are the areas you want to search selected (tick on the left hand side), if not just tap the group (Contacts, Applications, etc) to add them to Spotlight Search.

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  • Thanks for the help, everything is already checked under Settings -> General -> Spotlight Search. It seems it's a bug in searching mail. – gerleim Apr 25 '12 at 8:59
  • what are you expecting to happen? All senders in email to appear as contacts? – Stu Wilson Apr 25 '12 at 11:09
  • Nope, there is an issue with spotlight search. For some reason sometimes it just stops working. – gerleim Apr 25 '12 at 12:20

Found in a comment by "yigitcanakkas" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBSrZ1p2Tw

Whenever my search becomes unresponsive, my mail becomes unresponsive too. I open the mail and it's plain white, nothing happens, 5 seconds later it crashes, I open it again and it works this time. After that search becomes active again.

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  • Not happened again for months now. Probably they fixed it in one of the updates. – gerleim Sep 25 '14 at 11:24

I went in settings/spotlight settings then unchecked everything except for spotlight suggestions, works great now. I don't usually need to search anything on my phone just net

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