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Searching the Web

The Web wouldn’t be useful if you had to already know the exact location of every web page to view it. The iPad’s Safari web browser has search built into it, as a field right at the top of the screen.

As you type, Safari suggests search terms based on previous searches that others have performed starting with the same characters. This list, which changes as you type, can save you a lot of time and even help you better define what you are looking for.

  1. Open Safari and tap in the search field at the upper-right portion. It expands, shrinking the address field to give it more room. The keyboard pops up at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Start typing your search term.
  3. As you type, a pop-up list appears with suggestions. You can stop typing at any time and tap one of these suggestions to select it and start the search.
  4. Tap the X button to the right of the search field at any time to clear the field. If you previously searched for something, it might have appeared in the field when you started your search, and you can use the X button to clear that text.
  5. Tap the Search button on the keyboard to finish the text entry and start the search.

  6. The results display in a typical Google search results page, provided you have Google selected as your search engine. Tap any link to go to a page, or use the links at the bottom of the screen to view more results.

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