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    Lightbulb Fix for Google Now not searching correct sources

    A few days ago, Google Now decided to stop searching nearby places when I asked it to "call [nearby place]." The recognition engine would show me the *correct* text, but then it would proceed to call someone from my contact list that sounded closest to what I had searched. If I rephrased, and said "call [nearby place] in [my city]", I could sometimes get it to work. However, it had become increasingly problematic. I found a quick fix, and while most of you can probably figure out what it is, I'll post for the benefit of those who are having similar problems.

    1. Settings, Apps, Downloaded. Go to Google Search (if you don't have this entry, this may be part of your problem!)
    2. Clear data. Don't worry, you won't lose any information on cards, etc.
    3. Reboot

    If you're having this issue, hope this works for you!
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    Okay, I'm finding myself having to do this more than once, meaning after a while, it will stop searching for nearby places. Anyone have ideas?
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    Update: Clear Data only works for a few queries, then it's back to not working again. I've uninstalled Maps, then Google Search. Then re-installed in the order of Maps, then Google Search. So far, it *seems* better, I really hope this will keep working!
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    Update 2: No joy. It's back to trying to call from my contacts. Anyone have a fix?
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    One more update; the plot thickens! If I *type* the exact query? It works perfectly. Every time. If I speak it? It rarely works, and I have to clear data to get it to work again for a few runs. This clearly seems to be a bug to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByteMaster0 View Post
    A few days ago, Google Now decided to stop searching nearby places when I asked it to "call [nearby place]." The recognition engine would show me the *correct* text, but then it would proceed to call someone from my contact list that sounded closest to what I had searched. If I rephrased, and said "call [nearby place] in [my city]", I could sometimes get it to work. However, it had become increasingly problematic. I found a quick fix, and while most of you can probably figure out what it is, I'll post for the benefit of those who are having similar problems.

    1. Settings, Apps, Downloaded. Go to Google Search (if you don't have this entry, this may be part of your problem!)
    2. Clear data. Don't worry, you won't lose any information on cards, etc.
    3. Reboot

    If you're having this issue, hope this works for you!
    This did not work for me. I had to uninstall Google Search and everything worked great!
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    Default Re: Fix for Google Now not searching correct sources

    Quote Originally Posted by cridleyjr View Post
    This did not work for me. I had to uninstall Google Search and everything worked great!
    I did the same, but it stopped working again. Yours will probably do the same, just give it a few tries.

    Can anyone else that is experiencing the problem please post or click the "Me too!" button here:

    Thanks!
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    Check to see if Google Search was reinstalled without you knowing. If so, uncheck the auto update.
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    Would uninstalling Google Search updates not mess up Google Now?
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    Default Re: Fix for Google Now not searching correct sources

    Quote Originally Posted by ByteMaster0 View Post
    Would uninstalling Google Search updates not mess up Google Now?
    It's working fine for me.
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    More people are reporting the same problem on the Google Product Forums. Can anyone who is experiencing the problem with the latest version of Google Search please go there and voice your concerns? We need Google to address it. Thanks!

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    Looks like we got Google's attention, as a Googler has responded to my post. Those of you experiencing search problems, can you please post at the link above? Thanks!
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    Seems to be fixed in version 2.1.12.516912. Thanks Google!
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    I spoke too soon! It's back to its old antics of trying to dial a contact. Please fix, Google!

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