Is your iPhone displaying Spotlight search results on top of the Home Screen layout? Are the two layers overlapping making the content almost impossible to read? This is an iOS 14 bug that has survived all the way to the current iOS 14.3 version. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to fix!
How To Fix Spotlight Search Transparency Bug
1. Reboot iPhone
A temporary fix works if you restart your iPhone. However, the bug can resurface a while later.
Fact: We’ve noticed that the more restarts the rare the issue will play out however, this isn’t a permanent fix.
2. Disable Reduce Motion
A cause for the Spotlight search overlapping bug seems to be the Reduce Motion feature. If you disable it, the bug stops occurring.
How To: Browse for Settings -> Accessibility -> Motion -> Reduce Motion (Disable it!)
3. Update To iOS 14.4
If you can’t live without Reduce Motion you can try to update to iOS 14.4 Public Beta version and check if the Spotlight Search overlapping issue is still present in the upcoming iOS release.
Have you managed to fix the Spotlight Search transparency issue? Can you confirm one of the above fixes? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
Fact: Spotlight Search wasn’t displaying any results for a series of users, right after updating to iOS 14. However, the Spotlight not working bug is now fixed in iOS 14.3!
Related: Other common iOS 14.3 problems are:
– Safari iCloud tabs not syncing across devices.
– Keyboard not showing up in App Library
– Bluetooth connectivity issues: AirPods and Apple Watch unexpectedly disconnecting from iPhone