How to take a scrolling screenshot on iPhone

You likely already know how to take a screenshot on your iPhone, which is useful for capturing and sharing so many things, from recipes and text messages to home decorating ideas and directions.

But what if you want to capture a screenshot of an entire webpage or a long recipe? In the past, I would have taken multiple screenshots with plenty of overlap so that I could capture everything I needed. The scrolling screenshot rolled out with a recent iOS version, and it has changed screenshots forever (for the better).

What is a scrolling screenshot and how do you take one?

A scrolling screenshot on an iPhone allows you to take a screenshot of an entire webpage, including off-screen information. This is a great option when you want to take a screenshot of something long but don’t want to have to deal with stitching screenshots together.

Here’s how to take a scrolling screenshot on iPhone using iOS, but also how to do it with a few different apps.

How to take a scrolling screenshot on iPhone

A scrolling screenshot is also known as a full-page screenshot. When you take a scrolling screenshot, you create a PDF of whatever is on the webpage, document, email, or note.

The iOS version of the scrolling screenshot feature only works for Apple’s apps (Mail, Notes, Safari, etc.). If you are trying to take a full-page screenshot from a non-Apple app, you will need to use a third-party app to capture your scrolling screenshot.

Here’s how to take a scrolling screenshot using the native iOS feature:

  1. Find something that you want to screenshot on an Apple-based app. To demonstrate the feature, we’ll use Safari to create a scrolling screenshot of a webpage.
  2. Take a screenshot of the webpage you want to copy using the method for your current iPhone model.
  3. A pop-up preview will appear in the lower left of your iPhone screen. Tap the preview before it disappears from view.
  4. Your screenshot will appear on the screen with menu options at the top. Choose ‘Full Page’ — this option will only appear when there are multiple pages worth of content to screenshot.
  5. Mark-up tools will be available at the bottom of the screen, and you will be able to scroll through the page to view your document.
  6. Tap the crop icon if you want to edit part of the full page you want to save.
  7. Tap ‘Done’ and then choose the appropriate spot to share your document (photos or files). Alternatively, choose the share icon to send your document in an email or text message.

Once you start taking scrolling screenshots of different websites, notes, or emails, you’ll realize how useful the feature is. You may also realize that scrolling screenshots are taking up more room on your phone than you’d care to admit. Use CleanMy®Phone, which can quickly identify screenshots and delete the ones you don’t need with a single tap.

How to take a scrolling screenshot with StitchPics on iPhone

Let’s say you use Gmail as your email platform of choice, and you want to take a scrolling screenshot of an entire email. You’ll find that the handy feature we’ve described above no longer works.

To take a scrolling screenshot on an app not supported by Apple, you will have to download a third-party app. StitchPics is easy to use and perfect for stitching screenshots together into a single document. Here’s how to take a scrolling screenshot with StitchPics:

  1. Download StitchPics from the App Store.
  2. Navigate to the webpage, note, or email that you want to take a scrolling screenshot of.
  3. Scroll through your document, screenshotting as you go so there is overlap between the different screenshots.
  4. Open StitchPics and permit the app to access your photos.
  5. Choose the screenshots that you want to stitch together from your photo library and choose ‘Next.’
  6. Tap ‘Crop’ or ‘Edit’ to make changes to your screenshot. Tap ‘Save.’ Now you can choose to delete the source images, share your stitched screenshot as a PDF or photo, and then tap Done. Your new screenshot will be saved to your Photos Library.

Now, you can easily take scrolling or full-page screenshots on your iPhone without spending hours trying to line up individual screenshots. Whether you use your iPhone’s native feature or a third-party app, taking scrolling screenshots has never been easier.


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