Navigating the web on a computer or laptop is generally more convenient thanks to several super handy keyboard shortcuts like Control/Command +F. But that doesn’t mean browsing the web on a mobile device is painful. For instance, a hidden trick can help you quickly search text within webpage in Safari on your iOS device.
Times when you are researching on a topic and want to clear the doubts about a specific subject, this Safari shortcut can save your day. You can easily figure out whether a particular article features the thing you are looking for or directly jump over to the desired section. It can be well timed for both your time and productivity!
How to Search Text or Phrase On A Webpage in Safari on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Safari on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, head over to a site like iGeeksBlog.com and then open an article.
Step #3. Next, you need to tap on the Address bar/Smart Search bar and enter the text that you want to search.
Let’s say; you have opened our article named Best Apple Music Siri Shortcuts and want to find Siri text on this page. Enter Siri in the search bar, and you should see something like:
"On This Page (10 matches)"
Just hit the specific word and it will be highlighted on the webpage, and you will also see the matching result at the bottom. Now, you can use the upward/downward arrow to navigate to the highlighted word on the page.
There is another way to search a webpage in the stock web browser. When you are on a webpage, tap on the share button and then select “Find on Page” in the share sheet. Then, type in the text in the search field. It will show you the matching result.
That’s how this little feature works!
Recently, I made a post about another hidden Safari feature that allows you to Quick Website search. It’s equally effective and time saver. So, do give it a try to speed up your web browsing on your iOS device.
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