This hidden iPhone screenshot trick will save you time


In order to capture a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need this new capability.

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

A screenshot is one of the iPhone’s many hidden functions, but I’ve never forgotten how to use it.

As a writer, I often find myself wanting to take screenshots of huge portions of text from websites and publications so that I may share them to someone or read them later. Also, despite the amazing screen size of my iPhone 13 Pro Max, the notion of having to take and submit each screenshot separately from 25 pages of long-form content makes my stomach churn somewhat.


This is fortunate for me, since Apple has thought about this and provided a simple solution to record a whole page on any iOS device with just a few taps. In this article, I’ll teach you how to take a snapshot of the complete Safari page on your iPhone or iPad and share it with others.

Here’s how to take a full-page screenshot on an iPhone or an iPad.

Open Safari and go to the site you want to save a copy of. Make use of the Side and Volume Up buttons to capture an image. In the bottom-left corner of the screen, a thumbnail preview window will display.

If you’re using an iPad, you’ll need to hit the Lock button and the Volume Up button at the same time.


Tap the preview box, then choose Full Page at the top.

The right-hand side of the screen has a scroll bar.

To make the screenshot shorter, use the Crop tool. Use your digit to mark up the screenshot as needed, such as highlighting or enclosing areas of text, by selecting a tool from the Mark Up bar.


Finally, when you’re done, click Done, then tap Save PDF to Files to save your screenshot. Alternatively, you can use the Share button to send the PDF directly to a recipient by email or social media.

As a result, you now have the skills necessary to take a screenshot of a complete web page on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the simple daily things like these that make your typical smartphone or tablet one of the greatest phones or tablets on the market.

In the end, it makes little difference that this snapshot capability is only available in Safari. I seldom use this function outside of Safari, but it would be wonderful if it were available in more programmes in the future.


Leave a Comment