Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 includes an odd Pixel Launcher problem that prevents you from searching for installed apps on your device, and it will become stable next month.

Searching on the Pixel Launchers app grid/launcher after swiping up from the homescreen does not turn up the great majority of apps. You can provide an application’s full name, and as a result, it won’t display at the top area typically used to display up to five icons. This has an effect on pre-installs, first-party downloads, and third-party downloads.

Applications with matching app shortcuts are the only ones to show up. In the meanwhile, today’s search does not affect in-app settings or Pixel Tips.

Only Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 devices seem to be affected by this faulty Pixel Launcher app search. Update: Some users are experiencing problems with Android 12’s stable version. At least temporarily, a reboot seems to fix the issue. Other issues plague Android 13 Beta 2, which is currently getting a new search interface.

You can utilize lookup in Settings and the App details page to start apps instead of perusing the grid of icons to find them. Of course, it’s not even close to being a flawless solution. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved by QPR3’s stable release in a few weeks, if not earlier.

Pixel Launcher search broken
Pixel Launcher search broken
Pixel Launcher search broken
Pixel Launcher search broken

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