When you take a screenshot, your smartphone captures whatever is on your screen and saves it as an image. But what if you want a screenshot of what’s not on your screen? It could be anything from a string of text to a long list of groceries that just can’t fit within the usual screen dimensions. Fortunately, your Iphone or Android smartphone It allows you to easily take a scrollable screenshot.
Scrollable screenshot expands the boundaries of the traditional image as much as you like. You no longer have to manually scroll and take multiple screenshots to get a full screenshot of a website, for example. Your phone can automatically take multiple screenshots and stitch them together to create an image or a long document. Heres how to do it.
If your iPhone is working iOS 14 Or later, you can take a scrollable screenshot without any third party external app. Apple offers this functionality right inside the iPhone’s built-in screenshot tool. The only catch is that it only works with apps updated to support it, like first-party apps from Apple and others Google Chrome.
- On your iPhone, go to the page you want the extended screenshot from.
- Press the Power and Volume Up buttons together on your iPhone as you normally would to take a screenshot.
- Touch the floating screen thumbnail in the lower left corner.
- Switch to the Full Page tab to take a scrollable screenshot.
Depending on the length of the page, the iPhone will take a few moments to scan it. Once you do that, you can view and scroll the page within the screenshot tool. You can draw on it with a row of options below, add text or a signature, and crop it.
When you are satisfied with the result, click on Done in the upper right corner and select Save PDF to Files. Your iPhone will be stored in the Files app.
Apple’s solution is low on personalization. This is where a third-party app like Picsew comes in. Although it lacks the simplicity and ease of use of your iPhone’s native screenshot tool, it’s worth exploring if you’re someone who intends to take screenshots more often.
Picsew cannot scan long page and screenshots on its own. Alternatively, it can combine multiple screenshots you take or intelligently convert various rolls of screen recording into a scrollable screenshot.
Once you have an extended screenshot, Picsew lets you edit it exactly the way you want. You can remove your iPhone’s status bar and slider from pages, rearrange the order, and blur sensitive information.
You can try out some basic Picsew functions for free. For some premium features, you can purchase a $1 “Standard” upgrade. To access them all, you will have to shell out $2.
On phones that work Android 11 Or later, you can take an extended screenshot of the standard power shortcut and volume down. Unlike Apple, Google’s tool allows you to save it as an image instead of a PDF document.
- To take a scrollable screenshot on Android, go to the content screen you wish to save.
- Press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time to launch the screenshot tool.
- Initially, your phone will create a mockup screenshot and display a thumbnail in the lower left corner of your screen accompanied by a number of options. Tap the “Capture More” option and then tap the thumbnail.
- On the next page, you will find a long shot of the target page. Drag the center marked border to cover as much of the screen as you want.
- Select the floating pen icon in the lower right corner to modify it further. You can overlay them with text, draw on them, and highlight anything. Click “Save” once you are done.
These instructions are for phones running the standard version of Android, such as Google Pixel 6. If you have a Samsung, OnePlus, or any other manufacturer phone, your steps may be slightly different. In Samsung’s OneUI, you’ll have a button with two downward arrows in the options tray next to the screen thumbnail instead of “Capture More”. In OnePlus, there is an option called “Extended Screenshot”.
People with smartphones running Android 10 or earlier don’t have to feel left out either. There are plenty of third-party apps that you can download to take scrollable screenshots, and the app we recommend is called ScreenMaster.
ScreenMaster comes with a set of tools to take and customize long screenshots. It can scroll automatically, collect multiple screenshots and combine them together to create a scrollable screenshot. When you have the screenshot you’re looking for, you can mark up it, highlight key sections, add emoji stickers, and more.
As long as you’re okay with swiping manually to capture and create an extended screenshot, ScreenMaster is free. But if you want the automated process, it will set you back $5.