How to search a webpage for a specific word in mobile Safari

Fantastic tip.

  • John C. Bland II

    Man, great tip but Apple needs to fix their discoverability issues. How would you ever know this without accidentally running into it or reading an article like this?

  • franksspam

    This feature has been available but it got worse in iOS 7, with the advent of the combo URL/search field. Prior to iOS 7 you could use the search field for finding text on a page in exactly the same way. The difference is that you were not overwriting the URL. It’s a little strange having to delete the current URL in order to search for something.

    • John C. Bland II

      100% agree!

    • Ron Miller

      Yes … I used it a lot in iOS 6, and find it more inconvenient / obscured in iOS 7. It seems like a very un-apple like solution. The URL field is already over-loaded with two functions (typing a URL or doing a web search). At least those two operations are for navigating the web, but overloading it with a third completely different function (searching text within the current page) seems very inelegant. To me it is a very important feature … enough that it should warrant its own button or some other easy way to access.

    • ekettoz

      A report with number 9271485 requesting better ‘Search in webpage’-functionality already exists in Apple’s Bug Reporter.

  • ekettoz

    Was covered here too: