Can't search within the messages

texting

#1

I have just recently lost the ability to use the search function, both searching in all messages and within a single conversation. When I click on Search, it goes to a screen with a search box that doesn’t do anything. (Beneath it are icons of photos in the conversation and maybe other people’s contact info.)

How can I get the search function to work again? Thank you!


#2

Try restarting the phone and see if it now works.


#3

Thank you for the suggestion. It didn’t work, however. Other ideas?


#4

Hmm. Please check in Google Play Store for app updates. If the texting
app needs an update, please do the update.


#5

Hi @nicholast.cfcv6v,

Please tell us what app you are using.


#6

I’m assuming you’re using Messages by Google? If so, it’s a known bug: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/06/google-updates-messages-app-to-fix-bug-that-broke-search-functionality-apk-download/


#7

Yes, it is Google messages. I restarted the phone yesterday, and it still didn’t work. Today the search function appears to be working again. Thanks for the help.