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Control + F on iPhone: How to “find on page”

When you are browsing the web on your computer and want to find a specific part of the text, you press “CTRL + F” on the keyboard, or “Command + F” on a Mac to quickly locate a word or phrase on the page. But how do you “CTRL + F” on iPhone to search for a word on iPhone? Apple included a “find on page” feature but didn’t quite introduce it to all of the users.

How to “find on page” on iPhone

Naturally, there is no “Control Key” or “Command Key” on your iPhone. But using the equivalent to “Control + F” on your iPhone is still quite simple and you can use it to search for a word on a webpage on iPhone.

Launch “Safari” on your iPhone. Open up your web page containing a wall of text to be searched. Now enter your search term right where you entered the web address and scroll down to the bottom of the list.

At the top, you should find grouped hits from your browser history (if available), a regular web search, your bookmarks and so on. But at the bottom, you should see a special kind of search result labeled “On This Page”.

Tap it to get to the list of results on the current web page. To advance through multiple occurrences of your search term on the page, tap the arrow symbols next to the counter that displays the number of matches. Your iPhone will emphasize the matches using a yellow highlighter color. This is how to control find on iPhone or for Mac users using command F on iPhone.

Hint: Want to know more tricks for Safari? Our article 11 Safari features you should know lists handy tricks for Safari users.
We also explain how to search WhatsApp chats for specific words. Learn how to search chats in WhatsApp here.