How to take screenshots of long web pages in iOS 13 and iPadOS

You can now capture an entire web page in a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad.


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If you’ve ever tried to take a screenshot of a web page on your iPhone or iPad, you may have noticed one problem. The screenshot captures only the visible portion of the page, cutting off everything below that. Wouldn’t it be useful if you could take a full screenshot that shows the entire page, no matter how long it is? You can do just that in
iOS 13

With the new screenshot capability, you’re given a choice of capturing just your current screen or the full length of a web page. You can annotate and edit the image and then save it as a PDF file in the Files app. This trick even works with other apps beyond Safari, including Mail and Apple Maps.

SEE: Apple iOS 13: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

First, make sure you’re running iOS 13.1 or higher on your iPhone and iPadOS 13.1 or higher on your iPad. On your device, go to Settings and select General. In the General section, go to Software Updates. You’ll either be informed that your software is up to date, or the latest update will prompt you to download and install it (Figure A).

Figure A


Launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad and open a web page that you want to capture in a screenshot. You can hold your device in either portrait or landscape mode. Press the appropriate buttons to take a screenshot. On an iPhone X or later, or on an iPad with Face ID, press and quickly release the side button and the volume up button at the same time. On an older iPhone or on an iPad with Touch ID, press and release the top or side button and the Home button at the same time. After you’ve taken the screenshot, tap the preview thumbnail that appears in the lower left corner to go into Markup mode.

The top of the markup window offers you a choice between Screen and Full Page….