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App Store Experiencing Widespread Search Issues [Updated]

A significant number of users on Reddit and Twitter, corroborated by multiple tips we have received, are affected by an ongoing App Store issue preventing a number of popular iOS apps from showing up in search results unless already installed, including Google, Periscope, Spotify, Tidal, Tumblr, Uber, Vine, Waze, and many others.

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The search issues appear to be widespread, affecting iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, and elsewhere since early Thursday morning. Apple has yet to update its System Status page with any reported issues as of 6:00 a.m. Pacific, but it has historically been slow in reflecting outages.

Update: The search issues also appear to extend to iTunes and the Mac App Store.

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Update 2: Apple is aware that users have been "experiencing a problem with the App Store" since about 2:00 a.m. Pacific. Apple is "investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available."

Update: Apple's System Status page indicates the App Store issues were resolved shortly after 8:00 a.m. Pacific. Search results now appear to be functioning normally.



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24 months ago
You can still use Google to find and download apps. Easier to do that regardless of whether app store search is working anyway. :(
Rating: 13 Votes
24 months ago
"App Store Experiencing Widespread Search Issues"

Hasn't that always been the case? :rolleyes:
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago
Isn't this standard for the App Store? Search used to be good, but recently (over the last few months at least) an exact name search has not produced the correct app at all, even fairly popular ones. Google always found them easily.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago
This is happening cause Apple is trying to be experts in everything including search instead of partnering with real experts. Steve knew how to play with others.

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Rating: 5 Votes
24 months ago
Well, everybody knows that Apple never updates system status page. I don't know why they even bothered to create it.
Last time I remember there was an Apple Music outage which took about 3 days and even then they didn't make any tiniest change on it. So Steve Jobs-ish!
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

Isn't this standard for the App Store? Search used to be good, but recently (over the last few months at least) an exact name search has not produced the correct app at all, even fairly popular ones. Google always found them easily.


That's why more and more we are using Google to find an app we want then jump to the App Store via link.
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago
just another service outrage/issue. Nothing to see here, move along . If you need an app, use google
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
Tim Cook must be proud of this! :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago
Just use google it's faster
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago

Update: Apple's System Status page indicates the App Store issues were resolved shortly after 8:00 a.m. Pacific. Search results now appear to be functioning normally.


Oh good, now I can get back to not finding what I'm looking for because their search facility is so bad.
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And yet, when you search for Apple's own apps, they're not even there.

Search for 'remote' and you won't even find Apple's Apple TV remote control app which is named just 'remote'. You need google to find it.

It's been that way as far as I know. I can rarely find apps by typing in their names. I need to search them on google, then I get a link to the app store.


Bizarre isn't it. You'd have thought they'd make it easy to find their own Apple apps but no. It's just laughable.
Rating: 3 Votes

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