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It's not just you! Apple's App Store is malfunctioning for everyone

Those searching for apps like Google and Spotify won’t see the correct results.

Image: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

IF YOU’RE SEARCHING for apps on your iPhone or iPad, you may be struggling to find what you’re looking for.

Users are experiencing problems searching for apps on Apple’s App Store, with searches for popular apps like Google, Spotify, Tumblr, Slack and others missing said apps.

While those apps listed under essentials like Facebook, Netflix and Twitter appear, many others don’t. In some cases, a few unrelated apps will appear instead.

People can still download apps but they will either have to go through the Featured or Top Charts lists or search for them through a search engine like Google through their phone.


9k= Searching for popular apps like Google and Spotify doesn't show them on the results screen.

While the issue is still ongoing, Apple’s system status report doesn’t show any problem with the App Store or any of its other services.

While it’s been a successful cornerstone for the company, Apple is working on improving the way people browse the App Store. Bloomberg reported that a team is working on ways to improve the store which hosts more than 1.5 million apps.

One of the features worked on is paid search, a way for developers to have their app appear whenever a specific term is search for.

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