APPS & FEATURES
Searching your phone and the web
APPS & FEATURES

Searching your phone and the web

You can search for information on your phone and on the web by using Google Search. Some applications, such as People or Mail, have their own search box, which you can use to search within those applications (the application’s icon is at the left of the search box.)

Setting search options

  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down the screen, and then tap Search.
  3. Tap Google search, and then do the following:
    • Select Show web suggestions if you want to include suggestions from Google when doing a search.
    • Select Search history to enable personalized search history. You need to sign in to your Google Account to use this feature. The Show web suggestions check box needs to be selected for this option to be enabled.
  4. Press .
  5. Tap Searchable items, and then select the items you want included when doing a search.

Performing searches on the web and your phone

  1. From the Home screen, press .
  2. Enter the search item in the search box. As you type, matching items on your phone and suggestions from Google web search are shown as a list.
  3. Do one of the following
    • To narrow your search, tap , select another search location (for example, Apps), and then tap .
    • If what you’re searching for is in the list of suggestions, tap it in the list. The item opens in the appropriate application.
    • To edit an item in the list, tap . The item will appear in the search box, where you can edit it.
    • If what you’re searching for is not in the list, tap to search the web. The web browser opens, displaying the results of a Google search.

Quickly looking up information on the Web

Quick Lookup helps you learn about something right on the spot. When you enter a new word or phrase, you can easily look it up in popular websites or search services such as Google Search, Wikipedia®, Google Translate, and Google Dictionary.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Quick Lookup.
  2. If the onscreen keyboard is open, press to close it first so you’ll see the bottom tabs.
  3. Slide across the tabs to pick where you want to look up information. Then in the search box, enter what you want to search for.
  4. Tap .
Tip: After looking up the item on one tab, you can slide to other tabs to automatically look up the same term there.

Translating words to other languages

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Quick Lookup.
  2. If the onscreen keyboard is open, press to close it first so you’ll see the bottom tabs.
  3. Slide to the Google Translate tab.
  4. Under From language, choose the original language, then enter the word or phrase you want to translate.
  5. Under To language, choose from the languages available for translation.
  6. Tap Translate.
 
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