Search for Text on a Web Page in Safari

Finding words and searching for text directly on webpages in Safari is pretty easy. iOS has this feature through iOS 6 and this feature is changed slightly in iOS 7. The find feature is just accessed slightly different than it was before.

How to Search For Text on a Web Page in Safari

  1.  Tap the URL bar and clear the
  2. Type the phrase to search on the page for, scroll down to “On This Page” and tap on  “Find Phrasesearch-for-text-on-a-web-page-in-safari-2
  3. You can switch the found words by pressing arrow.


This feature works the same all iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices.

If you’re having troubles for whatever reason, these are more precise instructions for on-page search with Safari:

  • From Safari, open the webpage you want to search for text on
  • Tap the URL address bar at the top of the screen
  • Tap on the (X) button in the address bar to clear the existing text (the websites URL)
  • Type the text to search for in the address bar, ignore the top “Google Search” suggestions and scroll down to find the “On This Page (x match)” section, then tap on “Find ‘phrase’” to search the webpage for that text and jump to the first reported entry of the match, it will be highlighted in yellow
  • Use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to go to the next match or prior match, or when finished tap “Done” to exit out of on-page search and go back to browsing the web using Safari as usual
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