We all use the keyboard shortcut Control-F (Windows) or Command-F (Mac OS) to quickly find particular words or phrases in a webpage or document. But have you ever wondered if the iPhone and iPad support the Control-F search shortcut? Yes, it is the answer. On your iPhone, there are several methods to use Control-F (or Ctrl+F) to search. In order to understand how this productivity-focused hack functions, let me first explain how it does not.
How to Use Control-F on iPhone and iPad (2021)
First of all, the iPhone lacks the Ctrl+F/Cmd+F keyboard shortcut. How then do you search a document or website for specific words or phrases? It is fairly easy. To search for text, you must utilise the built-in search capabilities.
Others use a Control-F-like functionality that makes it easier to find certain text while some apps have a separate search bar to allow you to quickly identify specific phrases. Additionally, Spotlight Search allows you to quickly search the entire system on your iPhone or iPad. Finding specific terms on your iPhone (or using Control-F) shouldn’t be difficult as long as you know how to use these choices.
How to Search Specific Words in Safari Webpage on iPhone
1. First, launch Safari on your iPhone and navigate to the website where you wish to do a word or phrase search.
2. Next, enter the word you’re looking for in the search box. Then, press the Discover [search keyword you entered] option under the On This Page heading after scrolling down to find it.
3. You should be able to view the frequency of that specific term on the webpage at the bottom of the screen. Now you may search for each occurrence of the term using the up and down arrows at the bottom of the screen. Tap the Done button at the bottom of your iPhone’s screen after you are finished with your Control-F search.
How to Search Specific Words in Chrome Webpage on iPhone
1. Open Google Chrome on your iPhone or iPad and go to the page where you want to do a word search.
2. Next, click the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen. Choose the Find in Page option from the context menu as you scroll down.
4. After that, enter the word or phrase in the search box and use the up and down arrows to find it everywhere. When you are through with your search, tapDonat the upper right.
How to Use Share Button for Control-F Search in Safari/ Chrome
Utilizing the well-known share button in the Safari or Google Chrome browsers is another effective method of discovering specific terms. Learn how to access a known option by following the steps below after hitting the share button.
1. Launch Safari or Chrome on your iPhone and navigate to a page where you press Control-F.
2. Click the Share icon now. Next, select the Find on Page or Find in Page option in Chrome or Safari by scrolling down.
3. After entering your search term, use the up/down arrows to look for every occurrence of the keyword on the page. Tap Done to complete your search once you’ve located the word or phrase you were looking for.
How to Find Specific Words in Notes App on iPhone and iPad
1. Open the note where you want to perform a word or phrase search in the Notes app (which now supports tags).
2. Next, select the “Find in Note” option by tapping the menu button (the little circle with three dots) in the top right corner.
3. Next, use the up/down arrows to search the note for every instance of a particular word. As always, tap Done when your search is complete.
How to Do Control-F Search in Files App on iPhone and iPad
It’s rather simple to conduct a word search in the Files app on iOS devices. At the top, there is a separate search bar. Enter the text you wish to search for, then press the keyboard’s search key to start. The Files app will display all of the documents, folders, and images that have the search term in their name.
How to Use Control-F in Apple Messages App on iPhone
You may find messages containing a specific term across all of your conversations using the top search bar in Apple’s native Messages app. To find any word or phrase in the iMessage app, tap the search bar (you can also access the search bar by swiping down from the top of the screen), type the text you’re looking for, and press the Search button on the keyboard.
How to Use Control-F in Photos App on iPhone and iPad
Apple has linked the Photos app with Spotlight in iOS 15 and iOS 15 for the iPad. As a result, you can now use Spotlight on your iPhone or iPad to search for photographs by entering certain sceneries, people, places, animals, plants, and more.
When you are on the home screen, swipe down from the middle of the screen to activate Spotlight. In the search box at the top, type the text or image type you’re looking for. As a result of your query, Spotlight search will now show the pertinent results.
How to Control-F in Google Docs App on iPhone and iPad
1. Open the document you wish to run a text search in in the Google Docs app on your device.
2. Click the magnifying glass-shaped search button in the top right corner of the screen. Then, type the word you want to search for. Now, each time a term appears in the page, Google Docs will highlight it and provide its overall usage. The back/forward arrow buttons allow you to swiftly search the document for a pertinent occurrence.
How to Control-F in PowerPoint on iPhone and iPad
1. Open a presentation in the Microsoft PowerPoint software on your device.
In the top right corner, click the magnifying glass-shaped search symbol.
Perform Control-F Search on iPhone to Find Text
2. Next, enter the word or phrase you’re looking for in the search box at the top of the page and press the keyboard’s Search key. Select your favourite choice, such as Match Case or Whole Words, by tapping the gear icon to the left of the search field for advanced search options.