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Take Full-page Screenshot in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Are you looking to take a full-page screenshot in Safari browser? Learn how to capture an entire webpage as a screenshot.

Safari browser allows you to take viewport and full-page screenshots. You can switch to full-screen mode when you bring a screengrab and open the editor.

It saves the entire page screengrab into a PDF export instead of an image.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to take full-page screenshots in Apple Safari.

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Take a Full Page Screenshot in Safari app

Ensure that you’re already running on the latest version of the Safari app to take a full-page screen grab. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Safari app on iOS.
  2. Open a web page where 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.

A full webpage screenshot in Safari is now saved as a PDF file not as image file. Hence you cannot view it in the 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 the Done command to save the cropping.

Bottom Line

This feature is helpful when taking a full-page screenshot, but I do not consider as ideal. Firstly, it only allows you to take screenshots on Apple’s Safari browser and does not support 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 screenshot as an image.

We hope full-page screenshot option is added to other Apple browser application, but until then, it’s good that this neat feature is added.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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