How to Search a Web Page in Safari on the iPhone

Google does a great job of searching Web pages for text that you enter into their search engine. But if you are looking for a specific bit of text on a very large Web page, it can be difficult to find it once you are browsing the search result.

An easy way to search for text on a Web page with your iPhone is to take advantage of the Smart Search feature in your Safari browser. This allows you to enter a search term into the search field, then you can have Safari show you each instance of that term on the Web page that you are currently viewing.

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Searching Web Pages on the iPhone

This tutorial is specifically for searching a Web page in the default Safari browser on an iPhone that is running iOS 7. Other Web browsers for the iPhone may not have this feature.

Step 1: Open the Safari browser.

open the safari browser

Step 2: Browse to the Web page that you want to search.

browse to the page that you want to search

Step 3: Tap inside the address bar at the top of the screen and type the search term that you want to find on the page.

how to search a web page in safari on an iphone

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the option listed under On this page.

scroll to the bottom of the page

Safari will highlight each instance of the search term in yellow. You can press the arrow keys at the bottom-left corner of the page to navigate between occurrences of the search term, then you can press Done to exit this mode.

search results are highlighted in yellow

Do you need to start a private browsing session on your iPhone? Learn how to use private browsing in Safari so that your search history is not recorded. newsletter

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