1. rduval's Avatar
    I have a Moto-X with Kitkat

    Is there a universal search like the iPhone has? ie, I type "joe" in the search box and it brings up any text, email, song etc. that contains that word.

    When I use the google search it always goes to the internet. I just want to search the damn phone!

    It seems like it should be an obvious app, one that's just "there". Am I missing something?
    06-11-2014 08:41 AM
  2. lizardchest's Avatar
    I don't remember Android's global search going into emails and texts, but here is an article on Android Global Search with some tips (and it's drawbacks/failures) [Bug Watch] Global Search On Android 4.4 KitKat Doesn't Pull Results From Most Searchable Apps
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    06-11-2014 08:57 AM
  3. rduval's Avatar
    I don't remember Android's global search going into emails and texts, but here is an article on Android Global Search with some tips (and it's drawbacks/failures) [Bug Watch] Global Search On Android 4.4 KitKat Doesn't Pull Results From Most Searchable Apps
    Thanks, just read that. seems like there's not hope at the moment. Some days I REALLY miss my Iphone. I used spotlight search all the time.
    06-12-2014 07:23 AM
  4. morami's Avatar
    GOOGLE NOW does phone search. Click image for larger version. 

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    06-12-2014 07:40 AM
  5. rduval's Avatar
    Well, yes and no.

    It will pull up contacts info IF I scroll down to the bottom of the page and select phone, only then will it show me info found on the phone and then only contacts (why can't that be set as the default or reordered by the user?)

    But it doesn't search emails, sms, etc like IOS does.
    06-12-2014 08:05 AM
  6. zorak950's Avatar
    Android used to do all that. I wonder if they took it out because Apple had a patent...
    06-13-2014 05:05 AM

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