How to Search for Text in Any Android Mobile Browser

How to find a specific word or phrase on a webpage on your Android device.

How to Search for Text in Any Android Mobile Browser

When you’re searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, you just need to the Ctrl + F or go to the menu and click on Find, then type in your keyword in the box. But what if you want to do that on mobile? Well, things are different in this case (there are no shortcut keys), but everything’s still very simple. If you’re using Google Chrome, there’s a simple way to search for specific words on Android.

How to search a webpage for a specific word in mobile chrome

The method is the same for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

1- Open any web page.

2- On an Android phone or tablet running a recent version of Google’s Chrome browser, tap the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the window. (the three vertical dots on the top right).

3- When the menu opens, select “Find in Page” option. Type any word or phrase into this field and Chrome will find all instances of it on the page. ( You may have to scroll down a bit, depending on your phone. )

How to Search for Text in Any Android Mobile Browser


*  On the right of your search term, you can see the total count of your term on the webpage.

*  On the right of the search term box, there are two arrows. 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 In the top right is an “X” button which can be used to close the find in page feature.

*  A bar running the length of the app on the right side of Google Chrome shows you the location of all your words on the page. It will also show you the location of your current highlighted word.

*  The currently selected word will be a dark orange as opposed to the yellow used for unselected words. You can cycle through your words by scrolling on this bar.

*  Things are fairly similar if you’re using Mozilla Firefox to browse the web on your Android phone or tablet. Tap the menu button found in the upper right corner -> Find in page -> locate the words. It can’t get simpler than that, right?

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Published on: Nov 12, 2019-edited date: 05-06-2021

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