Sometimes you want to read every word on a webpage. But sometimes you’re just looking for something in particular. But finding it isn’t always so straight-forward.
On your computer, the solution is easy: type in “Control+F” on a PC or “Command+F” on a Mac and search the page for what you need.
For the longest time, I couldn’t find a similar functionality on my iPhone. I Googled around. I searched the app store. I even asked a genius at the Mac Store. They sheepishly told me it wasn’t possible.
Then one day, I noticed something interesting. I had accidentally discovered the iPhone’s elusive Control+F! So of course I want to share it with you.
Open up your iPhone’s web browser and head to a relevant webpage.
Then go up to the search/url bar at the top. Type in whatever you want to search for, just like you would following CTRL+F. But here’s the important part — DO NOT CLICK ENTER!
Rather, scroll to the bottom of the default search options. The very last thing you will see is a heading titled “On This Page,” followed in parenthesis by how many matches you received.
Click on that and you can jump through every mention of your keyword or phrase listen on the page.
That’s it! Pretty simple, right?
Have any fun iPhone tips to share? I’m always on the lookout for additional functionality for the powerful little computer that’s always in my pocket (if it’s not in my hand!).
You can see other such iPhone tips via my blog category “iPhone functionality.”