Using Finder on my Samsung Phone

Last Update date : Oct 20. 2020

Use Finder to easily search for songs, albums or artists through Spotify or Movies and TV Shows from Netflix with ease. You can also search for past and upcoming events, photos in your Gallery as well saved contact information. Learn all the different ways you can use Finder to make searching much easier on your Galaxy phone. Follow the below guide for step-by-step instructions.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device an require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung susbidiary. Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S20+ operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q), settings and steps available may vary depending on your Galaxy device and software version.

Prior to following the below guide ensure that you have signed into your Spotify and Netflix Account on your Galaxy phone to use Finder to its full capability. If have multiple folders set up in your apps tray and you're having troubles locating a specific app check out our guide Locating Apps through Finder for more information.

Search for Playlists & Songs through Spotify
1 Access your Apps tray and tap on Search
Tap on Search bar
2 Type in a Song, Artist or Playlist to search through Spotify
Search for a song title to listen to
3 Tap on the Album or Song to play directly through Spotify
Search for a song title to listen to, then tap on a song to play through Spotify
Search for TV Shows & Movies in Netflix
1 Access your Apps tray and tap on Search
Tap on Search bar
2 Type in a TV Show, Movie or Actor/Actress to search in Netflix
Search for an actor, Movie or TV Show to watch in Netflix
3 Select the Movie or TV Show to start watching in Netflix
Select the Movie or TV Show to start watch in Netflix
Search for Contacts
1 Access your Apps tray and tap on Search
Tap on Search bar
2 Search for a saved contact to view previous Text Message conversations, Photos they've been tagged in through your Gallery app or any upcoming or past events.
Viewing Contact interaction
Finder Settings
1 Access your Apps tray and tap on Search
Tap on Search bar
2 Tap on 3 > Settings
Tap on three dots > Settings
3 Select Choose apps to search in
Select Choose apps to search in
4 Toggle on the apps you would like Finder to search through
Toggle on the apps you would like Finder to search through

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