Search functions in IOS 10

iOS & iPadOS


Can anyone tell me if you have had problems with the search function in IOS 10?

I have experienced what I perceive to be problems in the App store and in the podcast app.

When I dictate text in the search field the search button doesn't appear, and VO loses focus. When I type it in, the button does appear.

The app store seems to be providing meta categories rather than specific searches.

I get nothing when I search in the podcast app.



Submitted by Darren12 on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Me as well, especially in the podcasts app. Very, very buggy. Not good.

Submitted by Darren12 on Sunday, September 18, 2016

I've just got the podcast search to work correctly. It is buggy and fiddly, but if you can try and find the dismiss pop-up button, then the search results will be revealed. Usually top left or underneath the search box. There are times when searches just don't work properly, and this is just the buggy nature of things at the moment. Hope this helps.

Submitted by Monica Rose on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In reply to by Darren12

Yes, I have had the same problems as the two of you have. I don't know about the podcast app but in the app store, it's gone nuts. It might tell me some something like eighty results and then an edit box to clear the search results that I never saw in the first place.

Submitted by peter on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yes, definitely a problem as you describe in iOS 10. Has someone reported this to Apple accessibility support?


Submitted by Bobcat on Friday, October 14, 2016

I have the same problem.
I clear the edit box but the previous search is still there . But, I go ahead and type in a new search and it still works even though it showing the old search results.
I also noticed I can't scroll or see the whole list of results there may be 300 but I can only see a few pages of them.

Submitted by Darren12 on Saturday, October 15, 2016

I think a number of people have likely reported the problems with the search behaviour. I reported it as soon as I noticed it. Clearly they've changed something fundamental, presumably search recommendations, and this has done for VO. Wouldn't like to estimate when they'll get around to fixing it honestly, presumably 2017, but hopefully 10.1 might improve things slightly.