Android RecyclerView SearchView Example Filter Functionality

Android RecyclerView SearchView example tutorial will guide you to implement/add search filter functionality in ReyclerView.

In the scenarios where there are many items listed with ReyclerView, we need to put search filter functionality.

It let the user find his desired information quickly and easily.

First, check the output of Android RecyclerView SearchView and then go ahead for implementing yourself.

Download Source Code for Android Recyclerview SearchView

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Step 1: Create a new project in Android Studio.

Make a new android project and select mainactivity as the empty activity.

Step 2: Updating build.gradle(Module:app) file

Add below source code into dependencies{}

Step 3: Coding cardview.xml

Create a new file into drawable folder and name it cardview.xml

Add below source code into it.

Step 4: Making rv_item.xml

Create a new layout resource file named rv_item.xml

Copy following source code into it

Step 5: Making Model class

Create a new JAVA class named and paste below source code

Step 6: Code for

Let’s create Custom Adapter for RecyclerView.

Make a new JAVA class named and paste below

Step 7: Understanding Main Logic

Look at below filter method, which is from adapter class

Here main logic for filtering the recyclerview items are present.

When user enters the query, this method is called.

This method will change the arrayList of model class according to search query and recyclerview will be updated with new arrayList of model class.

Step 8: Update Main Activity

Finally Update activity_main.xml and files.

Updating activity_main.xml

Make following code into activity_main.xml


Copy following into

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So all for Android RecyclerView SearchView tutorial.

Thank you.

Hardik Parsania

I am mobile app developer. I am always passionate about solving complex and real world problems.I have developed many apps with great interest and superior logical skills.

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8 Responses

  1. sagar says:

    I have implemented code for filter the elements in recyclerview but i have used custom buttons to pass value to edit text but on button press its look like lagging on button click .

  2. Krunal Patel says:

    i have custom recycler view with title and image. i add search functionality in my app but when i search it filter from array but image not showing in view of search .and i also get image url of data which is showing after filter

  3. yeon says:

    thanks!! God bless you!!! 🙂

  4. Rizwan says:

    I have tried to use your code in a fragment but it is not working.
    do you know how to do a search in fragment for the same?

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