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Mike, Mac Medic
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Why are many of my iCal events not showing up in search on

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Why are many of my iCal events not showing up in search on my iPhone? I've been using this to keep track of my workouts and it worked fine until a couple of weeks ago when they simply stopped showing up. They're still there if I go to the specific date where I did them, but that kind of obviates the use of search, if I already know where to look.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
From the home screen, go to Settings.
Choose General, then about halfway down the screen choose Spotlight Search.
Make sure Events is checked
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Then reboot Hold the Sleep and Menu buttons together until you see the Apple Logo. Let me know.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I'll try this when I get time, later this week. Thanks for your help so far.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
OK, just tried that. Nothing.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
So everything is checked in Spotlight Search?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Everything but Voice Memos, and they were all checked when I went in to look.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
In Settings / General / About what is listed next to Version?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
6.1.3 (10B329)
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
What search criteria are you using? Time, event name, etc...?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just a search term. For example, I want to find out what weight I did last in my squat. A month ago, I'd put "squat" in the search field, hit "search" and every entry in which the word "squat" appeared would be listed.

Now, nothing comes up.

Interestingly, I have my iPad sitting right here next to me. I did EXACTLY what I said above, and everything comes up, exactly as it used to do.

I'm totally mystified, and, as I said earlier, the iPhone worked fine for this until about three weeks ago.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Ok I would plug it into your computer and do a Restore in iTunes
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ugh. I was hoping to avoid that. I'll need to make sure all my iTalk files are transferred before hand. I think everything else is synced without my intervention.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Yes Sync first