Spotlight Search Not Working On iPhone & iPad – How to Fix ?

Spotlight Search is the handy feature that lets you search for everything from iPhone, iPad, App Store, iTunes to the world and a lot more quite efficiently from home screen itself. However, of late Spotlight Search is found to be not working properly on the iPhone or iPad by many users.

Many users report that Spotlight doesn’t show any search result when you try to search for something on it. If you’re facing this, here’s how you can fix this bug easily.

Let’s first try the simplest solution to the problem! In all likelihood, it can sort it out easily. If it doesn’t, then we can go for another option.

Spotlight Search Not Working On iPhone or iPad: Tips to Fix it

Step #1. Launch Settings → Tap on Siri & Search.

Tap on Settings then Siri & Search on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on any app.

Tap on App in Siri & Search Settings on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Turn Off the Switch next to Show in Search, Suggest Shortcuts, and Show Siri Suggestions and turn it On again.

Spotlight Search Not Working on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Now return to the Home screen and swipe down from the middle of the Home screen.

That’s all. Now hopefully, Spotlight Search will work for you.

In case the bug is still not fixed, you can try out another trick. Though there is no guarantee whether it leads to a complete solution, it might help solve the problem.

Step #1. Launch Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Language & Region → Tap on iPhone/iPad Language.

Tap on Language & Region in iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #3. Select your preferred language → Tap on Change to the <selected language>

Change iPhone or iPad Language

That’s all! This might help you. The reason why this solution may work is that Spotlight Search works with certain languages as specified by Apple on its official website. If you have found any other solutions to the problem, let us know in the comment below.

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