How to Fix: "iPhone Contacts Search Not Working" in iOS 11/10/9

Summary

iPhone contacts search not working after update to iOS 11/10/9? Read on this guide to see how to fix the "iPhone contacts search not working" issue in iOS 11/10/9 with no effort.

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Aug. 31, 2017

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"I recently updated my iPhone 7 to IOS 11, now when I try to search a contact in Contacts app it’s showing No Result, My friend’s iPhone has the same problem. Will you please find out the bug and fix it."

Just like the user above, when you search a contact that still existed on your iPhone in the Contacts app, it would show you "No result found". Actually, iPhone contacts search not working is not a rare problem especially among the users who have just updated their device to iOS 11/10/9. But there’s no need to worry about that too much. In this guide, we will explain the best strategies for dealing with the "iPhone contacts search not working" issue in iOS 11/10/9. Just keep on.

How to Fix: "iPhone Contacts Search Not Working" in iOS 11/10/9

1. Force Restart your device: press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears, then drag the slider from left to right to turn your iPhone off. Wait for a few seconds, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo to restart your device.

2. Make sure that the Contacts app is correctly installed on your iPhone. Go to Settings on iPhone > General > Tap on Spotlight Search > Scroll down phone screen and find Contacts to ensure it.

Fix: “iPhone Contacts Search Not Working” in iOS 11/10/9 – Method 2

Fix: "iPhone Contacts Search Not Working" in iOS 11/10/9 – Method 2

3. The final solution that worked for some users is to close and reopen the Contacts app on iPhone: Double press the home button > Swipe right and left to find Contacts app > Swipe up on Contact app's preview to close it > Reopen your Contacts app.

If above three methods fail to fix the "iPhone contacts search not working" issue, you should double-check your contact list to see whether the contact you looked up is listed in the app, or the contact has been deleted accidentally. In this case, you can follow the steps below to easily get the lost contacts back.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11/10/9

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Besides contacts, it also supports recovering deleted photos, messages, videos and more important files on your iPhone/iPad. More than anything, it enables you to preview and select the contacts you prefer to recover. Let’s check its simple recovery steps now.

Step 1. Go to the download page of PhoneRescue, Click PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery and download it on your computer > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.

Step 2. Choose Recover from iOS Device > Click Scan button on the bottom right corner > Check Contacts only > Click on OK to scan your deleted contacts.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11/10/9 – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11/10/9 – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the contact(s) you want to recover > Click the To Computer or To Device button to get them back now.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11/10/9 – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone/iPad in iOS 11/10/9 – Step 3

The Bottom Line

You may have succeeded in fixing "iPhone contacts search not working" issue in iOS 11/10/9 via above 3 simple solutions. If you have any other iPhone/iPad related problems or iOS update issues, don’t hesitate to leave your comment below and we will reply you as soon as possible. And last but not least, PhoneRescue can be your best choice to recover deleted files.

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