A few weeks ago, I entered all of the NY Jets home football games into my calendar. I went to search for Jets on my iPhone and only the first game on 9/11 shows up in search results. It also returns events from the past (I’ve been doing this every summer for years now). I then tried the same thing on my iPad and Mac. All the same thing. I go to the specific days and see the events in my calendar. What is going on here and how can I fix it? Is there a way to force a reindexing of events?
One user on discussions.apple.com posted this:
“I was just on the phone with Apple support about this same issue and here is the fix that they gave me that worked: Settings>Mail>Account (select the correct account)>Calendar
then toggle OFF calendar. It asks if you want to delete the account and you accept. After about a minute, toggle it back on, and the calendar entries will start repopulating, and the search function will start working. Depending on how many calendar entries you have, it will take a while to update, but I have thousands and it updated in less than one hour. Search function works again. “
There are other posts with similar suggestions, and varied results.
The first thing I always try is restarting my phone. Good luck.
Keep in mind that only works if your calendars are in iCloud. You are SOL if they are “on your Mac”
Thanks Wayne, this worked. The annoying thing about it is I had to do it on each device, iPhone, iPad and macOS. I hope it doesn’t happen again.