How To Find Specific Word On A Webpage In iOS Safari Browser

Uzair Ghani
Posted 6 months ago

Here’s how you can find (search for) a specific word on a webpage using the Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

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If you’re a diehard iOS fan then the chances are high that your go-to browser for all your Web browsing needs is iOS’s default Safari. While some may debunk Apple’s offering as ‘stale’ in terms of features, but it does get the job done, with Cupertino’s Web browser for mobile packing everything you’d need for all the basic stuff. But today, we’re going to take your Safari experience up a notch by showing you how you can find specific words on a webpage using Safari, much like how you would on its desktop counterpart by pressing the Command+F key combination.

Pick up your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and let’s get right to business!

Search For A Specific Word On A Webpage In iOS Safari Browser Using ‘Find On Page’ Feature

1. Launch Safari from your home screen.

2. Now open any webpage.

3. See the ‘Share’ button at the bottom of Safari? Tap on that.

4. Underneath AirDrop, the first row of icons represent the services you can use to share the currently viewed webpage, while the second row represents the action you can take on it. Swipe towards the right of the second row till you find ‘Find on Page.’ Tap on it.


5. A keyboard will instantly pop up with a search field. Simply type the word you’re looking for and it will be highlighted on the webpage you’re viewing.

6. When you’re done with your business of finding a word, simply tap on the ‘Done’ button on the keyboard and it will go out of view.

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While this feature might not tilt the earth’s axis, but it will indeed enhance your browsing experience in a way you can’t imagine immediately. Just put yourself in a situation where you visit a website, like this one, and are looking to read a bunch of latest iPhone 7 articles. Instead of opting for the site’s native search feature, you can simply turn your stern towards the ‘Find on Page’ feature and type in the word ‘iPhone 7,’ and every iPhone 7 article in view will be highlighted for you on the main page. Pretty neat if you’re asking us.

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It’s the little things that add up to enhance the overall experience for a user, and we’re pretty sure you’ll get something out of this newly learned trick from Safari. Even if you don’t, you still learned something nonetheless. Be sure to let us know in the comments section what you think about today’s tip.

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