Discover Safari's hidden gem: the Quick Website Search feature, designed for seamless searching directly on your favorite sites across Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Skip the clutter of generic search results and bypass the need for manual navigation. Whether it's delving into technical specifics on Apple's site, browsing Amazon, consulting a help center, or checking an events calendar, this tool is a game-changer. Simply initiate a search on any site using its search function to activate Safari's smart search memory, making future searches on that site just a click away.


Later, to look for pages only from that site, enter three or four characters from its name (don’t accept any auto-completions!), a space, and then your search term. Don’t press Return or tap Go, however. Instead, pick the suggestion from the suggestion list under the “Search sitename” heading.

Safari then sends the search directly to the site in question, so instead of results from Google or your default search engine, you’ll see the results on the desired site.

The process is the same on the iPhone and iPad, although Safari on those platforms doesn’t remember websites you’ve searched as reliably.

On the Mac, you can see which sites Quick Website Search has remembered and remove them by opening Safari > Settings > Search and clicking Manage Websites next to Enable Quick Website Search.

On the iPhone and iPad, open Settings > Safari > Quick Website Search to see and remove the remembered sites.

This way of searching within a website can be a big productivity win, so it probably won’t take long to get used to this new way of jumping into your most used websites’ internal search engines.

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