There are a lot of users who reported that when they try to search for the contacts on their iPhone, it won’t work. The function will not search for any name or number on the contacts list. Most of the users reported that they experienced this issue after updating their iOS device.
If you are one of the users who is looking for a fix for this problem, then you are on the right page. Here are some of the things that you can try.
Fix for Contacts Search Not Working
1st Solution: Go to your Contact Group
Step 1: Go to the Contacts of your iPhone
Step 2: Select the “Groups” Option and click “Done”.
2nd Solution: Create an iCloud.com Group
Step 1: Open a web browser such as Chrome or Safari on your Mac or Windows computer
Step 2: Go to the website iCloud.com
Step 3: Login using your iCloud account
Step 4: Go to the Contacts Tab
Step 5: Create a New Group
Step 6: Try to search a particular contact on your iPhone to see if this method works.
3rd Solution: Make Sure that the iCloud Contacts is On
Step 1: On your iPhone, simply go to the Settings
Step 2: Choose iCloud
Step 3: Tap the “Contacts” button
Step 4: Turn on Contacts
Other Solutions You May Want to Try
Reset Settings of your iPhone
In order to reset the settings, go to the “Settings” of your iPhone. Select “General” Click on “Reset. Tap on “Reset All Settings” option.
You can try to go to your iCloud account and sync all the contacts. When you are syncing, you might be prompted to delete all the available contacts on your iCloud account. Just tap to confirm. Restart your iPhone and re-download all your contacts again from your iCloud. You should be able to search for the contacts after this.
Searching for contacts can be easy. However, there are times that it won’t simply work. If you have found other solutions with this problem, you can share it through the comment section.