How to take a scrolling screenshot on your iPhone

A regular screenshot on your iphone captures exactly what’s on screen – nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately, that’s not always enough, especially if you’re trying to capture anything that goes beyond the screen.

hidden inside iOS is a scrolling screenshot feature that allows you to capture multiple pages with just a single screenshot. There are third-party apps that you can use to merge individual screenshots and create a longer one, but a scrolling screenshot makes the process easier.

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If you want to save a movie script in Safari or a long PDF in your email, here’s what you need to know to take scrolling screenshots on your iphone.

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What is a scrolling screenshot?

A full-page screenshot, or scrolling screenshot, captures an entire page – webpage, document, or email – without having to take multiple screenshots and stitch them together. For example, if you wanted to capture a 116 page document in Safari, you would only have to take a single screenshot to capture everything.

How to take a scrolling screenshot on your iPhone

To take a scrolling screenshot, do the following:

1. First, take a regular screenshot on your iPhone. If you have Face ID, quickly press the side button + volume up button. With Touch ID, it’s the side/top button + home button.

two. tap on screenshot preview that appears in the lower left corner. He appears for about five seconds, so you should be a little quick.

3. Next, go to full page option. Below the entire page, you will see a preview of the entire scrolling screenshot on the right side, along with a larger preview in the middle. You also have tools to crop the scrolling screenshot if it is too long.

4. When finished editing the scrolling screenshot, to hit Done. You will see two options: one to save the scrolling screenshot and one to delete it.

5. Finally, tap Save PDF to Files to save the scrolling screenshot.

You must choose a folder to save the scrolling screenshot. By default, the Files app will select the last folder where you saved something or the Downloads folder.

Taking a scrolling screenshot on an iPhone

To take a scrolling screenshot, you must first take a normal screenshot.

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How to View Scrolling Screenshots on Your iPhone

All scrolling screenshots are converted to PDFs so they are saved in the native Files app. To view your scrolling screenshot, open the Files app, go to the folder where your screenshot was saved, and tap the screenshot.

Here you can rename the file, draw on it, leave comments and much more. You can also share the scrolling screenshot, but the other person must have Files or another PDF reader to view it.

The Files app on iOS

All your scrolling screenshots live in the Files app.

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