If you want to do a full text search on a website to find a word or phrase, you only need the shortcut cmd + F on the Mac. You can also use the key combination on the iPhone or iPad if you have a Bluetooth keyboard paired with the Apple device. But if you only operate it via display inputs, you have to go a different way. If you want to search for words on a website in Safari on the iPhone or iPad without having to use a keyboard, you can also do this via display input. In the following instructions I will show you how to do this;)
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Search for words on a website - Safari search function on the iPhone / iPad
Sometimes you don't want to read through an entire website to bring up certain information. Maybe you just want to find a quote that you can only remember fragmentarily. Or you want to quickly jump to the word "chives" because you forgot how much is needed for the recipe shown on the website. If you have called up the page in Safari under iOS or iPadOS, then proceed as follows for the full text search:
- Tap on the address bar of the web browser to activate it
- Enter the word or phrase you are looking for
- In the list of suggestions you tap (at the bottom) on "On this page (n hits)"
- If the search term is found several times, use the arrows (bottom right) to navigate back and forth between them
- Tap on "Done" (bottom left) to end the search and mark the selected result
Highlight words in Safari on iPhone - screenshot instructions
For those of you who would rather learn something with pictures than just read text, I have reviewed the points listed above in the form of screenshots. Here you can find step-by-step instructions for searching in the Safari browser under iOS and iPadOS as images:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.