When I first got my hands on iOS 7, I was a little worried and confused. I thought Apple had removed the ability to search in Safari on iOS 7. With the release of iOS 7, the function of searching in Safari on an iPad, iPhone and iPod has changed.

Before with previous versions of iOS, there was a search bar right beside the URL field. With iOS 7, the URL field and search field were merged together.


Search Safari on iOS 7

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While on the page you want to search, tap on the URL field, and type in what you are searching for. Right away Safari will start populating search results. It will start off by showing Google search results, then the bookmarks and history. And finally it will show the search results for the page that you are currently on.

One quick note to mention. When you initially tap the URL bar, it will pull up the favourites window. Don’t worry about that, it may give off the impression that you are no longer on the page that you want to search. That’s not the case however, just type in the text you are trying to find and it will bypass the favourites.

This works on all iOS 7 devices, whether it’s an iPhone iPad or iPod Touch. Usually you’ll have to scroll down to the very bottom to get the “On This Page” results.

If this feature was news to you, you may benefit from also reading my other article: 10 Basic Things Every New iOS Owner Should Know and Do