How to Take Full-Page Screenshots on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

iOS 13 lets users capture full page screenshots as long as you are using Safari.

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How to Take Full-Page Screenshots on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

As of now, full-page screenshots only work on iOS 13 Safari but there are workarounds for other apps 

Highlights
  • Capture full page screenshots on iPhone running iOS 13
  • The feature can only be used in the Safari browser
  • Currently, no other app supports this feature

Ever wanted to take a screenshot of a long article on any website? Until iOS 12, your best bet was to take multiple screenshots and stitch them together using another app. With iOS 13, you can screenshot an entire webpage easily as long as you're using Safari. We've already seen long screenshots on some flavours of Android, but it's a new feature for iPhones and iPads and you should make the most of it.

There are a couple of limitations to this implementation of long screenshots on iOS. First, you can't use it anywhere except Safari — it doesn't work with other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox, or other apps such as WhatsApp. Secondly, the built-in long screenshot tool saves these screenshots as PDF only in the Files app, and not as images in the Photos app. We'll be suggesting workarounds for these limitations too. Keep reading to find out on how you can take full-page screenshots on Safari in iOS 13.

How to capture full-page screenshots in Safari

Follow these steps to take a long screenshot on Safari, as long as you are on iOS 13.

1. Open Safari, and launch any website such as gadgets360.com.
2. Now take a screenshot. If you have an iPhone with Face ID, can take screenshots by pressing volume up + side button. If you have an iPhone with Touch ID, can take a screenshot by pressing home button + power button.
3. After the screenshot is captured, there's a preview that stays there for a couple of seconds. Tap the preview.
4. On the next screen, you'll notice the share icon on the top-right and share the file with any app or person using the Share Sheet you wish. If you want to save this, tap the Full Page tab at the top, right next to Screen, and select Done.
5. Now tap Save PDF to Files. You can then select iCloud Drive to store the screenshot on the cloud or On My iPhone (or On My iPad) to store it locally on the device. You can also save this file to any other third-party cloud storage service that's set up in the Files app (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). 

That covers the basics of taking long screenshots for websites opened on Safari on an iOS device.

If you haven't installed iOS 13 yet, or if you want to take long screenshots on other apps, there are a couple of workarounds to get the job done. You can try the methods described below if the method mentioned above doesn't work for you.

 

1. The first method is really simple — just record the screen on your iPhone or iPad and scroll to the bottom to capture longer chats or webpages. This will work with almost all apps, except some that disable screen recordings.
2. Siri Shortcuts is another way to get the job done, so you can try the following Siri Shortcuts to see if it works for you: Web scrolling screenshot, Long Screenshots Stitcher, Combine iMessage, or Combine WhatsApp. We couldn't test these due to an iOS 13 bug, but these have worked with varying degrees of success for others on the Internet.
3. Third-party apps such as PicSew (Rs. 9) or Tailor (Free, Rs. 249 to remove ads) also allow you to stitch a bunch of screenshots together to create a long screenshot.

Were you able to take long screenshots on iOS 13? Let us know via the comments.

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Further reading: iOS 13, Apple, Safari, Screenshots, iOS
Aman Rashid

Aman writes articles, shoots and hosts videos for Gadgets 360. One day he hopes to learn video editing and become an all-rounder. He loves sneakers and is a die-hard follower of wrestling. He follows a simple three-word mantra in life: Live, Laugh, Love.

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