Android™ 5.0, Lollipop - How do I use S Finder to search for content on my Samsung Galaxy Note® 4?

Last Update date : 2015.03.25

S Finder


Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

S Finder makes it easy to search for a wide variety of content on your device and on the internet. You can enter keywords using your voice or the keyboard.

Use S Finder


1. To access S Finder from any menu or application, open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom and touch S Finder.

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2. Enter a keyword in the Search box to begin searching the device.

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3. Narrow your results by touching the icons under the Search box to filter your search results by content type, date, content tags, location, and handwritten content.

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4. In the example below, we have added the Images filter to narrow our search to only pictures with John tagged in them.

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5. Remove a filter by touching 3 next to the filter name.

S Finder Settings


Touch More options 3 > Settings for the following options:

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Select search category: Unmark the checkboxes next to the categories you want to exclude from S Finder searches. By default, all categories are included in the search.

Use search history: Have your device display previous search terms first in your search results.

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