Search function does not work in Gospel Library

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cantcacheme
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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby cantcacheme » Sun May 17, 2015 4:20 pm

I was having the same problem on my moto g. I verified the index box was checked, as mentioned above, but still nothing was happening. I would type in something like...here's an example from today in church. I typed in "study it out" trying to find the scripture in D&C 9. My search results showed a blank screen. I didn't know what else to do, so I uninstalled the gospel library app and then reinstalled it. It took some time to redownload my gospel library books. I waited until at least the book of Mormon and D&C were downloaded and tried the search again. I was warned that results may be small since everything had not finished downloading and that an index was still incomplete. I got the same blank screen. I decided to use the wonderful gift of patience that I could probably use more of, and waited for the downloads to complete and a few minutes after that. I ran the same search again and got quite a few different hits. I was so excited that it worked.
For those of you still having issues, my guess is that somehow the index didn't start, or failed to finish somehow within the code on your phone. If an uninstall and reinstall doesn't work, as it did for me, I'm guessing it's something the church will need to fix. Try sending some feedback to them and maybe they'll look into it.

dianeevans
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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby dianeevans » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:07 am

Some people can restore the search function, by uninstalling and then reinstalling the app, as some important data files may have become corrupted.

Some users have found that if you go to Settings>Advanced Options>Clear Search History that this may return the search function to a working state.

The developers are aware of this problem and are completely rewriting the search function for release later in 2015.

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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby lajackson » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:43 pm

Related in a way, Search returns no results. But I first get an error message that some of the materials have not been indexed and therefore will not appear in the search results. Based on the search results, I suspect that indexing has not occurred since the latest material download.

Is there a way to force GL to Index the material? It doesn't seem to want to do it on its own.

I have submitted this through the email feedback system. I have tried to clear the search history. I have uninstalled and installed again.

Has anyone here tried anything else that got indexing going again?

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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby angelbuer » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:37 am

My search doesn't work at all. One word or anything simply hasn't worked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled entire library twce. Nothing. This massive problem seems to be on Samsung/ Android systems. I have to go to lds.organization to search.

lankimanc
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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby lankimanc » Thu May 18, 2017 7:07 am

IT WORKS! Finally!! The search function has never worked on my MotoX (Android) no matter what settings I changed or redownloaded, until I ran yesterday's update (May17th 2017). Now it works perfectly.

jedranot
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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby jedranot » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:07 am

I am trying to do a search on "commandments" the only thing that comes up in the search is the friend and old testament stories. I am not getting and scripture results.

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Re: Search function does not work in Gospel Library

Postby totallyjace » Mon May 04, 2020 5:42 am

I have an IPhone, and it wasn’t working either. I just deleted the app and re-downloaded it! Works fine now!


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