How to Search the Safari Tabs on Your iPhone Quickly & without Swiping

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You can search Safari on the iPhone to find words or phrases, but did you know you can also Safari Search your open tabs? If you tend to have large numbers of Safari tabs open at once, this tip will help you search Safari for the tab you want without having to scroll through all your open tabs to find it. Read on to learn how to search Safari on the iPhone to switch between tabs.

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How to Use Safari Search to Find a Specific Open Tab

  1.  In Safari, tap the tabs icon.
  2. Scroll through to the last tab and then pull down on the screen to reveal the search bar.

  3. Enter a word or phrase relevant to the tab you’re looking for and tap Search.
  4. Now, only the tabs containing that word or phrase will be visible.

With this tip, you’ll never get lost in your tabs again. It’s so much easier to use Safari search to find the article or recipe you’re looking for. When you’re ready to put your iPhone down, you can even save your Safari tabs to read later!

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.