Add search functionality

Android's built-in search features offer apps an easy way to provide a consistent search experience for all users. There are two ways to implement search in your app, depending on the version of Android that is running on the device. This documentation covers how to add search with SearchView while maintaining backward compatibility with older versions of Android by using the system's default search dialog.


Set up the search interface
Learn how to add a search interface to your app and how to configure an activity to handle search queries.
Store and search for data
Learn a simple way to store and search for data in a SQLite virtual database table.
Remain backward compatible
Learn how to keep search features backward compatible with older devices.