One of Android’s most liked features is the ability to take a full-page screenshot. This is much more convenient than taking multiple screenshots of a single page, which is what iOS users have been doing for a long time. Fortunately, in iOS 13 Apple has included the feature to take a full page screenshot, which can then be saved as a PDF file and shared or saved locally on your device.
The feature to take full page screenshots is only available on devices running the latest version of iOS. Also, it only works in the Safari web browser right now, although we hope it will be extended to other browsers and apps in future versions of iOS.
The method to take a full page screenshot works similarly to taking any standard screenshot, except you have to choose an option which saves the whole page as a file. To do this:
1. Open the Safari web browser on your device. Load the page you want to take a full page screenshot of.
2. Take a screenshot of the page as you would normally do. On newer iPhones that do not have a Home button, this can be done by pressing the Power button and the Volume Up button simultaneously. On older iPhones, simply press the Power button and Home button at the same time to take a screenshot.
3. Once you take the screenshot, you’ll see a thumbnail of it appear on the bottom left of the screen. Tap on it to bring up the markup and sharing option for the screenshot.
4. Now you’ll notice two tabs on top of the screenshot markup display. Simply press “Full Page” to get a preview of the entire web page on the right pane. Press “Done.”
5. Tap on “Save to Files” to save the complete page screenshot as a PDF file.
6. You can choose the location on your device / iCloud Drive where you want to save your screenshot. Once you’ve selected a location, tap on Save.
How to Share a Full Page Screenshot
If you’re not used to using the Files app on your device, you might be a bit confused on how to share the screenshot you just saved. The Files app is basically a directory on your device that allows to save items such as PDFs, Word files, etc. for access later. It also allows you to integrate your iCloud Drive data onto your device, alongside any other cloud storage you may have set up (such as Google Drive).
To share the screenshot you just saved, simply follow the steps below:
1. Open the Files app on your device.
2. Browse to the location you saved your screenshot to.
3. Once you’ve found your screenshot, tap on it to view the PDF file.
4. In the file, press on the Share button on the bottom-left corner to open the Share menu. This will give you a choice of apps (such as social networks) to choose from to share the screenshot. You can also use Airdrop to send it to another Apple device.
That’s it. By following the steps above, you’ll be able to take a full page screenshot and share it with your friends or keep it on your device for future reference. Unfortunately, the feature is not perfect and is limited to Safari for now, but hopefully we’ll see third-party app support in the future.
Do you find this feature useful? Have any questions for us? Let us know in the comments section below.