Is there a way to search text within Safari by doing a Spotlight search on an iPhone? There currently is no such way to run a find/search within Safari (boo), so I need a work around.


No, Spotlight doesn't search the current page from within Mobile Safari (but it does search Reading List and other saved/bookmarked pages) but you don't need a workaround since this function exists in Safari.

It used to look like this.

On iOS 9, it's integrated with the main search field - begin like you're searching for a new web page and then scroll down to "On this page"

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Once you tap that, you get this interface to pan to each instance of the search results with the term highlighted.

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