If you do a lot of browsing on the internet with Safari on your iOS device, there may come a time when you want to find a specific site or page that you have open. While you can easily scroll through your open tabs, if you’re looking for something in particular, it may take less time to simply search for it, especially if you have a bunch of tabs opened.
So, here’s how to search through tabs in Safari on iPhone and iPad.
Access your Safari tabs
With Safari open on your iPhone or iPad, tap the Tabs button on the bottom right corner.
Now to search through your tabs, slide down on that tabs screen and you’ll see a search box appear at the top. Type if your search word or phrase and all tabs not containing it will disappear, leaving the one or more that apply.
You’ll notice as you begin typing that the results will start to narrow down immediately. So, in many cases, you won’t even have to type the complete word or phrase you’re looking for. When you see the site or page you want, tap it and you’re set.
More Safari tutorials
Looking for more Safari tips and tricks? Check out these additional how-tos.
- How to find a specific word inside webpages in Safari for iPhone and iPad
- How to always open Safari in a private window
- Safari tip: cycle through your open tabs with a gesture
- How to hide Favorites in Safari on iPhone, iPad and Mac
- How to turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari for iPhone and iPad
Wrapping it up
Simple tricks for doing things quicker in Safari can save you a ton of time. Do you have any tips for our readers that you’d like to share for Safari on iPhone and iPad? Let us know in the comments below. And remember, you can always ping us on Twitter.