DS Finder


DS Finder (Windows Phone)

The DS Finder makes it easy to monitor your Synology NAS status on the go, and start Synology NAS remotely. IT professionals can use it to find the Synology NAS in large server spaces with built-in buzzers. 

If you need to do troubleshooting, you can send network information / Synology NAS storage directly from your Windows Phone. On May 11, 2018, Synology will no longer provide software updates for DS searchers on Windows Phone. 

For more information about the DS-supported platform, please visit the Synology website. To use a one-time password: When 2-step verification is activated for your account or imposed by the admin on DSM (4.2 and above), you must enter this Synology mobile application with your user credentials and a 6-digit code taken from Google Authenticator or other authenticator application for safe access. 

When 2-step verification is enabled on DSM (6.0 and above), your mobile device can be remembered for a comfortable and safe login: For your device to be remembered, select Trust this device on the login page. Your device will be remembered for 30 days; if you log in again in the period of validity, your device will be remembered for 30 days. To stop trusting the device, open DSM> Options> Account> Account Activity> Trusted Devices and click Cancel Other Devices.

Manage the DS Server Finder list

After launching the DS finder, flick left or right to the LAN and you will see all NAS Synology found in the local area network displayed on the list. You can add the Synology NAS to the Favorites list for quick access in the future. 

To add NAS Synology to the Favorites list: Do one of the following: Touch and hold NAS Synology in the LAN list, then tap Add to My Favorites. Tap add (with the + icon) at the bottom of the screen. Enter the Synology NAS name, IP address (or DDNS host name), port number, and your user credentials in the field. 

The default port number is 5000. To change the port number, enter DSM with your computer's web browser, and specify another number in Control Panel> Network> DSM Settings. Tap OK (with a check mark) at the bottom of the screen to complete. 

To edit the Favorites list: Touch and hold NAS Synology in the Favorites list, then tap Edit. Tap OK (with a check mark) at the bottom of the screen to complete. To delete NAS Synology from the Favorites list: Touch and hold NAS Synology in the Favorites list, then tap Delete. Tap OK (with a check mark) at the bottom of the screen to complete. 

For Synology NAS that supports * Wake on LAN over the Internet, the corresponding port can be set in this mode. Please note that you must make the correct configuration of your Synology NAS (in Control Panel> External Access> Router Configuration) and on your router (port forwarding).

Create a Shortcut to DS Finder / Synology NAS

You can create a Synology DS and NAS search shortcut added to the Favorites list by placing it on your mobile desktop and accessing it more easily and quickly. To create a shortcut to DS finder / Synology NASs: Touch and hold the DS search in your mobile application list and / or NAS Synology in the Favorites list, then tap Pin to Start. 

To delete shortcuts from Start: Touch and hold the DS finder and / or Synology NAS on Start, then tap the pin icon in the upper right corner of the thumbnail. You can check system information from NAS Synology to monitor its status and make sure everything is functioning properly. To check information on the Synology NAS system: Tap Synology NAS on the list of servers. 

If prompted, enter your user credentials then tap OK. Do one of the following: Flick left or right to General to see basic information about your Synology NAS, including serial number, model name, amount of physical memory, DSM version, and time and thermal status information. 

Flick left or right to Network to see your Synology NAS network configuration and status for each network interface. Flick left or right into Storage to view Synology NAS usage volume and hard disk information. Tap refresh (first icon from the left) at the bottom of the screen to refresh and update system information in DS Finder. 

If you want to monitor other NAS Synology, tap logout (first icon from the right) and then repeat the steps above. To send NAS Synology system information via email: Tap Synology NAS on the list of servers. If prompted, enter your user credentials then tap OK. Tap email (the third icon from the left) at the bottom of the screen.

NAS Synology set in the DS Finder Actions

The DS finder allows you to start, restart, or shut down your Synology NAS with your Windows phone. In addition, when there are several Synology NASs near you, you can quickly identify your Synology NAS by asking it to play a beep sound. To start NAS Synology: When NAS Synology is added to the Favorites list is turned off, you will see Offline status under NAS Synology. Tap Synology NAS in the Favorites list, then tap OK to start. 

Before carrying out this action, make sure Wake on LAN * is enabled on Synology NAS. Enter DSM with your computer's web browser to activate this function (in Control Panel> Hardware & Power> General). To request a NAS Synology to restart, shut down, or play a beep sound: Tap Synology NAS on the list of servers. If prompted, enter your user credentials then tap OK. 

Tap the Other menu in the lower right corner of the screen, then do one of the following: Tap reboot and then tap OK (with a check mark) to restart your Synology NAS. Tap shutdown then tap OK (with a check mark) to turn off your Synology NAS. Tap to find me to ask the Synology NAS to play a beep sound. Tap OK (with a check mark) to stop ringing in DS Finder.

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