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.
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).
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”.
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.
You can scroll through the results, from top to bottom of the page, with the arrows next to the search bar.
When you’re done searching, tap “Done” in the lower left corner of the screen. The “Search in page” mode will close.
How to find the current web page using a keyboard
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.
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.