How to Take Long Scrolling Screenshots on Android, iOS, and Desktop

Tap and hold these arrows, and the screenshot will extend down the screen. When you lift your finger or reach the bottom of the web page or document, the photo will be saved to your phone’s photo library.

Scrolling screenshots on iOS

Android Screenshots

Use Full page tab near the top of the page to take long screenshots.

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You can also take scrolling screenshots on iOS. The standard keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot is Power + Volume Up If your iPhone has Face ID or Source + Home if your iPhone has Touch ID.

That will handle standard screenshots, but if you want a scrolling image, you’ll need to tap the thumbnail that pops up in the bottom left corner. The next screen will show the screenshot, and if there’s content that extends beyond the screen (like a web page or long document), you’ll be able to switch between Screen And Full page view.

In Full Page view, the entire web page or document is selected by default. If you want to change this, tap the crop icon—just to the right of the Done button at the top—and then use the handles to change what’s included in the screenshot. Tap Done to confirm your cropping choice.

When you are satisfied with what you have captured, tap Finishedand then you can save the screenshot as a photo to your camera roll or as a PDF to the Files app. You can also choose to delete the screenshot or copy it to your clipboard.

Scrolling screenshots on Windows and macOS

Android Screenshots

Microsoft Edge will take a screenshot of the scrolling page for you.

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The default screenshot tool in Windows or macOS doesn’t support scrolling screenshots, but you still have options if you need to capture a long web page or document in a desktop operating system.

One is to select the print option in whatever program you’re using: Both Windows and macOS offer a print to PDF option in the printer list, even if there’s no actual printer connected. Select this option and everything you’ve opened will be saved as a PDF in the folder of your choice.

When it comes to websites, some browsers have a built-in scrolling screenshot feature. Chrome and Safari don’t, but Microsoft Edge does: Click the three dots (top right), then ScreenshotsLater Capture entire page. You can also do it in Firefox: Right-click on the page, select Screen capturethen select Save entire page.

Several third-party options will take scrolling screenshots for you, often by stitching multiple screenshots together: ShareX is a free option for Windows that does this, and on macOS you can use Shoot (It costs $8, but you can try it free for 30 days).


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