Taking or capturing a normal screenshot on iPhone and iPad devices is normal for iOS users. As you press the Side button and Volume up simultaneously on Face ID devices and Side + Home button on Touch ID devices, or AssistiveTouch to take a screenshot of the website’s content on the page. But what about capturing a scrolling screenshot on iPhone? or taking a full-page screenshot on iPhone? In this guide, I am going to show you how to capture scrolling screenshot on iPhone and iPad on iOS 14 or later for the Safari web browser app.
Meanwhile, if you have an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 14 or later then you can easily take a full-page screen or scrolling screenshot in the Safari browser only. Unfortunately, there’s a limitation to capture scrolling screenshot on iPhone, as you only can take full-page screenshots on the Safari app only.
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On the other hand, Android devices like Samsung and Huawei have a built-in Scroll Capture feature which allows you to capture scrolling screenshot on any web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc) and on any app (Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc). Unfortunately, this feature is missing on iPhone and iPad devices that are on iOS 13 or later, as it’s limited to just the Safari browser.
What You Will Learn Here:
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshot on iPhone & iPad (iOS or Later)
If you have updated to iOS 14, then you can use Safari to capture scrolling screenshot easily. One thing I would like to add here is that you can save scrolling screenshots images as PNG files like Android devices. Instead, the scrolling screenshot will be saved as a PDF file. In the meantime, you can’t save PDFs to your Photos app, but you can save them anywhere in your Files app, such as a folder inside the local “On My iPhone” drive.
Without further ado, let’s dive in:
Step 1. Open the Safari browser and search for any website that you want to capture scrolling screenshot on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2. Perform a normal screenshot as you do normally.
- On iPhone X or Later: Press Side or Home button + Volume up simultaneously.
- On iPhone 8 or Before: Press Power button + Home button simultaneously
Step 3. Once the screenshot is taken, tap on the preview at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen before it disappears.
Step 4. Here you’ll have two options: Screen and Full Page. Tap Full Page.
Step 5. Tap the sidebar slider to preview the scrolling screenshot. As you can see in the screenshot below.
Step 6. Tap Done on the top left-hand side and select Save PDF to files.
Step 7. Tap On My iPhone and select Save on the top right-hand of the screen. However, you can also save it to iCloud Drive or Google Drive.
How to Find the Screenshots on iPhone or iPad
As you know that the full-page screenshots or scrolling screenshots are in PDF format and that’s why it won’t be saved to the Photos app. So to find out the scrolling screenshots, you must download the Files app on your iPhone and iPad.
Step 1. Download and install the Files app from the App Store.
Step 2. Tap Files app.
Step 3. Here, you will see your full-page screenshots.
Capture Scrolling Screenshot with Third-party Apps
However, if you are on iOS 12 and later or simply want to take scrolling screenshots on the apps as well apart from Safari like Messenger, WhatsApp and Twitter then you can use third-party apps. Here, I will mention the two best apps for you.
1. Tailor: Free
Tailor is another versatile app for iOS. It’ll work with your device’s most popular software, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Twitter.
It doesn’t scroll down a web page or app to you automatically. Instead, all your screenshots need to be taken manually and then added to Tailor. The App can stitch them all together automatically. The basic version of the app is free of charge. You can remove ads and watermarks for a $3 in-app purchase.
2. Picsew: Free
Picsew can also be used by iPhone or iPad users to scroll screenshots. With it, you can manually or automatically stitch images together and, if you want, create a landscape-oriented image. Plus, an unlimited number of screenshots can be selected and stitched into one image.
Meanwhile, you can use the editing tools of the app to blur or pixelate portions to customize the image and hide any sensitive information or faces of people. It also allows you to add borders, watermarks and you can capture a whole web page in one tap with the web snapshot extension.
This is how you can capture scrolling screenshot on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 14 or later for the Safari browser app. However, if you want to take full-page screenshots then you have to use third-party apps like Tailor or Picsew which is free to use.