How to Fix Message Search Not Working Issue After iOS 8 Update


Most of the iPhone users reported this problem after upgrading their iPhone 5 from iOS 7 to iOS 8. This problem also happened in new iPhone 6 devices.

Users can’t search text messages using the iMessage app search or using Spotlight. Its display zero results.

Solution 1:- Switch the language of the iPhone and then switch it back.

Go to Settings-> General-> Language & Region.

Change the any other language you known. Then change it back to English.

After few minutes later, message search going to working normal.

Do the same thing several times if it not working.

Solution 2:- 

Switch the Spotlight search completely off. Then try to search messages (It worked immediately for some iPhone users).

After some times later, turn on Spotlight search. It make message search work in both iMessage and Spotlight from the home screen.

Solution 3:- 

Update your iPhone to iOS 8.0.2. Then Toggle iMessage off  and turn on again.

Solution 4:-

Switch your iPhone to another language. Wait 30 seconds.  Then go to Spotlight settings and Toggle off and on messages. Now switch back to English. Check the message search. Finally remove new language keyboard like Spanish.

Solution 5:-

According to Apple support specialist, doing the OTA update immediately upon release may have caused this issue.

If you want to fix this issue, restore the iPhone to Factory default.

Then restore from backup.

If you face the same issue after doing this steps, wait for another iOS update (iOS 8.1). Because some people say ” This bug fixed in iOS 8.1 developer builds”.

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