I didn’t know it was possible to use the Control plus F keys to search for a term or word on my iPhone. It requires a few steps but isn’t difficult. Might as well practice once so you’ll have finger memory later.
Here’s how to perform ‘Control-F’ on an iPhone, which lets you search for specific text on any mobile webpage
- Pressing the “Control” (or “Command” on Macs) and “F” keys simultaneously on any computer lets you find any word you’re looking for on any webpage you’re browsing.
- Many people don’t know that “Control-F” works on the iPhone, too.
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“Control-F” is one of the most useful functions on any computer.
Pressing these two keys simultaneously lets you narrow down your inquiries even further by easily allowing you to search for a specific word or phrase. You can see how many instances of that word or phrase appear on that webpage, and if they don’t appear at all, you can move on to a new webpage to hopefully find what you’re looking for.
You might not know this, but the same “Control-F” function also works on the iPhone, although it looks and works a little differently there.
Here’s how to use “Control-F” on an iPhone.
Okay, I’m on Business Insider.com, the best website there is. I’m on this ridiculously good story written by some handsome devil, but let’s say I want to find the word “Apple” in this article.
After you press the icon, you’ll be prompted to start typing the word or phrase you’re looking for. I typed out “Apple,” and it immediately brought me to the first instance of the word.
If you click the arrow keys next to the word or phrase you’re searching for, you’ll move to the next or previous instance of your search terms.
If you prefer using Google Chrome on your iPhone, “Control-F” works there, too. It actually works better there, since Chrome will tell you how many instances of that word or phrase are on the webpage, just like a desktop computer. Apple’s Safari doesn’t do this.
Just start typing the word or phrase you’re looking for, and Google Chrome will find and highlight it for you. Unlike Safari, Chrome also shows you the number of instances that word or phrase appears on the webpage, just like “Control-F” on a desktop. Hopefully Apple adds this feature to Safari soon.
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