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search not working correctly. [soft reset fixed but may show up again]
If I use the search function ( apps, calender, Google and contacts are checked) to search for calculator or mirror ( both default apps), 9 times out of 10 , I get no results except google web search results. Every once in a great while it throw me a bone and shows the apps. Anyone else seeing this?
Last edited by AndroidMax; September 3rd, 2012 at 02:12 PM.
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G LTE & ASUS Transformer Prime
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Originally Posted by EvoMax
Yah, that worked. But this is the second time I had reset the device to fix it. Wonder what could be causing this. I've had the phone for two weeks and it just started doing this after the upgrade .
I've never been able to get that app to open. I dont ever recall being able to get an individual app just to "open". I have however been able to open an app if asking it to do a task/action.
I cannot just say "open calculator" and have the calculator app open. I've always thought the device needed to learn my voice and actions.
However, I can say, "listen to x artist" and I'll get the option to open using Music, Google Play or YouTube. I can set a default, but chose not to.
I can say Call X person and the device will dial their primary number. Using voice actions/search send a text message, email, send a note to myself or ask for directions to X place but I cannot just open the messaging or gmail app.
I hardly ever use the search function, but I just tried it to see if it was working correctly for me, and it is. When I search for something like "calendar", the top of the screen shows me some web search possibilities, but the apps is listed in the lower half of the screen.
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Last edited by PattiCakeUS; September 3rd, 2012 at 04:24 PM.
Reason: Deleted comment about ringtones since the post I was replying to disappeared.
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this is getting off topic from the actual thread issue, but im under the impression the mic only works for internet searches. the google bar searches on the phone as well as the internet. Even on the evo 3D (and I think the OG evo?) whenever I used the mic it would always pull up the internet, which is exactly what I wanted it to do...
I understand you want to get to the bottom of the issue. Your solution was to reset the phone, which cleared your issue. As to why your phone does it? It could quite possibly be anything under the sun.
You could have an app conflicting with this
You could have a tangled OTA install that could be causing other issues under the hood.
There are countless reasons. I have not had this issue, but im sure others may have had something similar.
I am not sure you will ever get a solid actual reason why things glitch on handsets. each users' phone is setup different from the other and its hard to pinpoint.
There are even glitches on this phone that others have seen that you may not have seen. Again, glitches within the OS...
IF you want to get to the bottom of things, factory reset your device and monitor the activity over a couple days. It could be that your problem may cease to exist.
The ringtone issue is an HTC bug that they are aware. its mentioned in the 4.04 update thread.
Any questions about anything, my PM inbox door is wide open 24/7..
Last edited by marctronixx; September 3rd, 2012 at 04:55 PM.
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