Go to settings and then click on either restore with google or Facebook and it will have you sign into the account you have and then when your logged back in it will send you back to the episode app and it will give you your search bar and the missing chapters.
I never had an account. My friend wants me to look at their story and I csnt look at it because, i never had an account. My page only says home and settings. SO FRUSTRATING. It has already been 3 months now. Still no search bar