Sometimes you want to take a screenshot of a website because you’re worried that the contents could be deleted later. However, screenshots usually capture what’s on the screen, so if the website is several pages long, it might be troublesome to have to capture multiple screenshots.
Plus, there is the issue of whether you can line up the contents properly. The good news is that iOS allows for users to capture what is known as scrolling screenshots where the entire length of the website can be captured in a single image. It’s actually really easy so here’s what you need to do.
Capture A Scrolling Screenshot On iPhone
- For iPhones without the home button, press and hold the power button + volume up at the same time. For iPhones that still have the home button, press the home button and power button at the same time. This will take a screenshot.
- You will now see a preview of the screenshot at the bottom left corner of the iPhone’s screen. Tap on it.
- You are now in the editing window. At the top you will see “Screen” and “Full Page”. Tap on “Full Page” and this will capture the entire length of the website.
- Tap on Done and tap Save PDF To Files
Note that in this case, Apple chooses to save the screenshot in PDF format which means that the file will not be found in your Photos app. Instead, it will be saved at whichever location you chose to save it, so do remember where it was saved.
Taking Scrolling Screenshots Using Third-Party Apps
If you’re not a fan of how iOS takes scrolling screenshots, don’t worry there are a couple of third-party options that you can consider. They are free but they do come with watermarks that you have to pay if you want to remove them as well as access other features.
One of the reasons we like Tailor is because it is automated. It seems to be able to intuitively know which screenshots you want to stitch together, but you will need to make sure that your screenshots have “clues” of the previous image so that the app knows that they’re related, but otherwise it’s a pretty quick and easy process.
- Take the screenshots you want first
- Launch Tailor
- If your screenshots were taken correctly, the app will find them and stitch them together right away
- Take a look at the final result and if you’re happy, tap the Share button and save it to your device
Unlike Tailor which is a fully automated process, Picsew is a better choice for those who want a bit more control over their screenshots. Picsew offers users a bit more control over which images are stitched together, and they can even further edit their screenshots after it’s been stitched.
- Take your screenshots
- Launch Picsew
- Select the photos you want to stitch together and tap Scrollshot
- Tap the Share button at the top right corner to save it
No. At the moment Apple’s native full page screenshot feature only works with Safari. If you use a third-party browser like Chrome or Firefox, you will need to use a third-party screenshot app like the ones we mentioned above.
No. Currently Apple’s iOS system chooses to use PDF to save full page screenshots. We’re not sure what the reason is behind the decision, but if you want to save it as an image file, then be sure to check out the third-party screenshot capture apps we mentioned above.