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    Default 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...
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    Default Re: Why does "search" no longer find insalled apps on my phone?

    Have you tried clearing the cache in the Google Search app?

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    How do I do that?
    (ps - I am the original poster of the question above....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishax View Post
    How do I do that?
    (ps - I am the original poster of the question above....)
    Settings...apps...scroll down to Google search...click on it...click clear cache

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    Ah, thanks! I tried that. Seems the problem persists, though.

    Anything else I could try?
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    Try clearing data of google search or unistalling updates settings--}apps--}google search--} clear data and try unistall updates

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I cleared the cache and cleared the data. I don't see an option to uninstall updates.... Where do I do that? Is there anything else I can try?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishax View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions! I cleared the cache and cleared the data. I don't see an option to uninstall updates.... Where do I do that? Is there anything else I can try?
    In the same screen as the cache and data clear. At the top.

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