Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How to search for text on a web page with Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to search for text on a web page with Safari for iPhone and iPad

Browsing the web on the iPhone and iPad is arguably one of the best mobile surfing experiences available. You can quickly navigate to different web pages, sync bookmarks across devices, and more. One of the less noticed features of the Safari browser for iPhone and iPad is actually quite useful, and that's searching for text on web pages. This is particularly useful when looking through forum posts or trying to find a specific topic on a page that has a lot of text content.

Here's how.

  1. Launch Safari from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Navigate to the web page you'd like to search for text on.
  3. Now tap on the Search field in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Type in the word you'd like to search the page for.
  5. Instead of hitting Search in order to search the web, you'll see text above the keyboard telling you how many instances of that word or phrase are found on the page you're currently on.
  6. Tap on Find "phrase you're searching for" and you'll be shown the instances where that word or phrase is found on the current page.
  7. When you've found what you're looking for or you're done with text search, just tap the blue Done button in the bottom left hand corner.


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