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Fix and Why Spotlight Search not Working After iOS Update

On your iPhone using spotlight search when you search something and you did not get any response or nothing gets displayed or your spotlight search hangs when you perform a spotlight search then this means that your spotlight search is not working.

Most of the users have reported that after updating iPhone to latest version they are seeing this issue of spotlight search not working. But with simple steps you can fix spotlight search not working issue. Lets see in detail below

Why Spotlight Search Not Working on iPhone

If spotlight search is not working on iPhone, then you need to change language on your iphone in language and region and select your default language and update iphone to latest iOS this can be bug from iOS update.

How to Fix Spotlight Search Not working after iOS update?

Check language settings

Reset location and Privacy Settings

Reset all settings

Erase all settings and content on your iPhone

Cross check with SIRI and Search settings

Method 1 : Check Language Settings

Step 1: Tap on the Setting.

Step 2: Tap on General > Language and Region.

Step 3: Then tap on iPhone Language.

Step 4: Next select the Language then tap on Change to English.

Step 5: Once again tap on iPhone Language and select your previous language than tap on Change to English. So this helps to change an iPhone language to normal.

If this method does not work for you try next method.

Method 2 : Reset Location & Privacy Settings

Step 1: Launch Settings.

Step 2: Tap on General > Reset.

Step 3: Select the Reset Location & Privacy Setting.

Step 4: Enter the iPhone Passcode and tap on Reset Settings.

Step 5: This helps to Reset location and Privacy on your iPhone.

If this method is not working for you try next.

Method 3 : Reset all settings

Step 1: Launch Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and Go to General Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Reset and select Reset All Settings.

Step 4: Enter the passcode and again enter the Screen Time Passcode if asked.

Step 5: Tap on Reset All Settings.

This will reset all the Settings on your iPhone.

 So before doing this process make sure that you have not lost anything.

Method 4 : Erase all Content and Settings on your iPhone

Step 1: Launch Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on General.

Step 3: Tap on Reset and select the Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 4: Before doing this process make sure you have to backup of your iPhone to iCloud or any other device.

Step 5: Next tap on Erase Now option or Finish Uploading and Erase

So this will Erase all the content and settings on your iPhone.

Method 5 : Check the SIRI and search Settings

Step 1: Launch Settings.

Step 2: Tap on Siri & Search option.

Step 3: Select the App and Toggle off the show in Search.

Step 4: You can also Toggle off and Show App option.

Step 5: Wait for few minutes and again Toggle on this option.

This helps to sort off the issue. You have to do it individually for every apps on your CD and search menu. So this methods will get rid from  this issue if not then try to contact Apple support.

  • Swathi is Content Writer, Author Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She writes about technology troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 2+ years of experience.
  •  She completed her Post Graduation and has an interest in Computers, Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Smart tv.

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