How to Take Full Page Screenshot on Safari iPhone/iPad?

Learn how to take a full-page screenshot on Safari iPhone and iPad. The Safari iOS offers screengrab as well as the full-page screenshot easily using softkeys.

Taking a screenshot on your iOS device isn’t much fun before iOS 11, a screenshot was just a screenshot, and you don’t have much to do with your iPhone or iPad. However, the game totally changed when the screenshots editor came, a powerful tool Apple added to new iOS devices. Nevertheless, users aren’t familiar with this powerful screenshots editor tool. This inspires us to bring up a guide that will help users take full-page Screenshots on Safari iOS.

The best part of this tool is its ability to take a screenshot of an entire web page in Safari, and guess what? Through the screenshots editor tool, you can save the web page’s screenshots as PDF instead of PNG.

Unfortunately, you can’t save the PDFs to your photos app since they are PDF files and not an image. However, you save them anywhere else inside the local On My iPhone drive. So, it is relatively easy for us to keep the essential articles from the web such as short stories, how-to articles, and other long reads on your iOS device or iCloud.

Related: How to Markup and Save as PDF in Safari iOS/iPadOS?

Talking about the full page screenshot on Safari iOS, it is currently iOS 14 having many new exciting features. Of course, you can always save the normal screenshot as an image file.

Safari iPhone Full Page Screenshot

Are you also looking to take a full-page Screenshot on Safari iOS? Then, you are in the right place. Remember that you can only take a full web page screen on Safari iPhone or iPad if you have the latest iOS versions. So, make sure your iOS device is running on iOS 13 or later.

Here are the steps to take full page screenshot on Safari iPhone:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on iOS.
  2. Open a web page that you need to take a full-page screenshot.
    BrowserHow homepage on Safari iPhone
  3. Take a normal screenshot on iPhone or iPad.
    • iPhone/iPad without a home button: press the Power key and Volume up button together.
    • iPhone/iPad with a home button: press the Power key and Home button simultaneously.
  4. Tap to open the Screenshot’s thumbnail that appears on the screen.
    Safari iOS Screenshot taken using iPhone softkeysThe screenshot will open on display along with two tabs Screen and Full Page.
  5. Switch to the Full Page tab option.
    Full Page tab for Safari Screenshot on iOS
  6. Hit on the Done command button.
  7. Choose Save PDF to Files and select the folder location.
    Save PDF to Files option in iPhone Markup and Editor
  8. Hit on the Save command button.

That’s it. Now, your Screenshot of a full webpage screenshot in Safari is saved as a PDF file. Like I mentioned, the full page screenshot will not be saved as an image, hence you cannot view it in photo viewer. Instead, you would need a PDF viewer.

You can also edit the Full Page screenshot before exporting it to PDF. Tap on the crop icon to open Preview mode and resize the screenshot.

Full Page Screenshot Crop Preview in iPhone

Hit on Done command to save the cropping.

Bottom Line: Safari iPhone Full Page Screenshot

This feature is quite useful in many cases when you’ve to take a full-page screenshot, but I do not consider as ideal. Firstly, it only allows you to take screenshots on Apple’s very own Safari browser and does not supports any other browsers like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Secondly, it does not allow you to save the screenshot in image format but in PDF. It would be best if it allows saving the Full Page screenshot as an image.

Related: How to Capture Full Page Screenshot on Chrome?

We hope Apple added up this feature for the third-party browser application as well, but until then, it’s good that this neat feature is added for Safari iOS.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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