How to Control F on iPhone

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Knowing how to Control F on iPhone can help you quickly find specific words or phrases within a webpage, improving your browsing experience and making it easier to locate the information you need.

It’s a feature that’s very common among desktop users but not as well known on the iPhone. There are two ways to do this: you can either tap the Share icon > Find on Page on a site in Safari browser or type the word or sentence you want to find in the URL address bar.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to find something on a page on iPhone using both Safari and Chrome.

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How to Use Control F on iPhone in Safari

To find a specific word or phrase in the Safari browser, follow the steps below:

  1. Open any site in the Safari browser on your iPhone.

  2. Tap the Share icon, which you can find at the bottom of the screen.share icon highlighted in red

  3. Scroll down and tap Find on Page.list of options in safari browser

  4. Now type the word you want to find and tap the Up or Down arrows to scroll through the matches on the site. All instances of the word on the webpage will be highlighted in yellow.searching for tech in safari browser

Alternative Method to Use Control Find in Safari

There’s another way to find a specific text on a webpage in Safari. Here’s how it works:

  1. Open any page in the browser.

  2. Now instead of tapping the Share icon, tap the address bar and type in the word you want to look for.

  3. Once you’ve finished typing, a list of different options will pop up. Scroll down to get to the On This Page word in address bar in safari

  4. Tap Find “word” and it’ll highlight all instances of the word in yellow.

  5. Tap the Up or Down arrows to find all the matching words.

How to Find Something on a Page in Chrome

Using Control F in the Chrome browser is a bit simpler than it is in Safari. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to any site in the Chrome browser.

  2. Tap the three horizontal dots in the bottom-right corner.arrow pointing to stack menu in chrome

  3. Scroll down and tap Find in page.list of options in chrome browser

  4. Type the word you want to find and it’ll be highlighted in yellow. You can scroll through the page by tapping the Up and Down arrows.
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Find Whatever You Want on iPhone With the Control-F Method

If you’ve just switched from an Android to an iPhone, then it can be hard to figure out how to find specific text in the Safari browser. Hopefully, with the steps above, you should soon get the hang of it and make browsing on your new device a breeze.

All you have to do is tap the Share icon in the Safari browser and the three dots in Chrome. Type the word you’re looking for and it’ll be highlighted in yellow. You can then easily look for all instances of it by tapping the up or down arrows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I find a specific word in Safari on iPad?

Yes, you can find a specific word in Safari on an iPad by tapping the Share icon (located at the bottom of the browser) and then Find on Page. Type the word you’re looking for and the browser will highlight it in yellow.

What's "Find on Page" on iPhone?

“Find on Page” on iPhone is an option in the Safari browser that lets you locate a specific word or sentence in a webpage. You can find it by tapping the Share icon in the browser.