Why does "search" no longer find insalled apps on my phone?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running android 4.4.2
Up until a couple of days ago, if I typed the name of an app into the google search box on the phone, the app would show up. This would happen whether it was a downloaded app from the play store, or a pre-installed app (like "clock" or "settings"). It would also happen if I only typed part of the name. (ie: Type "clo" and the clock app would pop up among the results as I typed). This was always the main way I ran apps.
For some reason, in the past few days, this functionality has stopped. I noticed that there is a setting in the "phone search" section of the search option to seach "names of installled apps". I made sure that is checked.
Any idea what might be causing this? How I might be able to fix it? I've really gotten used to running apps by typing their (partial) names...