How to Find Text on a Web Page in Safari on iPhone and iPad

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Sometimes it is difficult to find specific information on a web page in Safari for iPhone or iPad. Fortunately, Safari allows you to search for text on any web page currently open using the touch screen or a connected keyboard. Here’s how.

How to find the current web page with Touch

If you don’t have a keyboard connected to your iPhone or iPad, you can search for text on the current page using the touch screen, although the functionality is hidden in a hidden location. This technique works on both iPhone and iPad.

First, open Safari and navigate to the page where you want to find text. Once the page is loaded, tap the address bar at the top of the screen.

Tap the address bar in Safari on iPhone or iPad

An on-screen keyboard appears at the bottom of the screen and the address of the current web page is highlighted. If you wish, you can clear the address bar by pressing the backspace key on the keyboard (or press the small “X” in a circle next to the address).

On-screen keyboard will appear in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Enter what you want to find on the page. Look for the “On this page” section at the bottom of the search window. Press the line just below that begins with “Search”.

Tap this page in Safari on iPhone or iPad

The pop-up window will close and you will see the web page again with a search bar at the bottom. Safari will highlight all occurrences of your search query on the current page.

Search in page search results in Safari on iPhone or iPad

You can scroll through the results, from top to bottom of the page, with the arrows next to the search bar.

Press the arrows to move between the search results in Safari on iPhone or iPad

When you’re done searching, tap “Done” in the lower left corner of the screen. The “Search in page” mode will close.

Tape complete when you finish searching in Safari on iPhone or iPad

How to find the current web page using a keyboard

If you have a keyboard connected to your iPhone or iPad, you can use a quick keyboard shortcut to search a web page. Press Command + F and a search bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Search the page in Safari on iPad

Once you see the search bar, click in the text entry field and enter a word or phrase. The browser will highlight all occurrences of what you are looking for on the page, and you can scroll through them, from top to bottom of the page, with the arrows next to the search bar.

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When you’re done, find out other cool things you can do with Safari on iPhone and iPad, such as create an icon for your favorite website on your home screen, navigate using swipes, and much more.

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