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I am on iOS 7.0.4 on an iPhone 5. I type in a IP address on my local network,, in my Safari address bar, and Safari completely ignores the fact that it is a host I am wanting to visit. Instead, it searches for www. in my ISP's search engine.

How can I force Safari to visit the host I am requesting and not assume it's a search term?

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include http://


(Tested this and it works perfectly)

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Both http:// and http:\\ still didn't work. – David Sawyer Mar 31 '14 at 1:33
sorry it should be (my slashes were backwards) also you need to include the ip address after the http:// – sdmeyers Mar 31 '14 at 1:35
I ran into this too. should definitely work. Double check the ip address though. If the server you are trying to reach doesn't respond (because it is at a different address or on a port other than 80) it will go back and try adding www to the front. – dwightk Mar 31 '14 at 2:31
Okay, maybe the problem lies somewhere else in my network. The request must not have reached the server correctly. Thanks! – David Sawyer Mar 31 '14 at 3:52

I solved mine by connecting via another network. Probably it's a server issue. I tried


At first non of the url pattern worked for me but both seems to work now.

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