In the last week or two (maybe starting with 12.3?) search on my iPhone (Xs max) has stopped working properly. It used to be that it you started searching for an app by name (or contact or anything really), the results would show up near instantaneously—even as you type. But that doesn’t happen anymore.
Instead, when I search for an app name, nothing happens at all for somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds. Then the expected search results flash on the screen for just a moment before being replaced with a screen with no results and just the options to “Search Web”, “Search App Store,” or “Search Maps.” After another 10-20 seconds, i finally see the normal, expected search screen.
To me, this seems like it must be some sort of cache issue or similar. But I’m wondering if anybody else has seen anything like this, or if anyone has a suggestion about how to fix. (Things I’ve tried so far: power down/power up; hard reset; turning off siri search suggestions (of all types, then turning the back on, same with restarts in the middle). Is there any way to force Siri to rebuild it’s search index?