Capturing screenshots on an iPhone is extremely easy. You either hold down the volume up and power buttons or the power button and Home buttons (if your iPhone has a Home button) briefly and then quickly release them to capture what’s on your screen and save it to the Photos app.

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While it’s fine to take a screenshot this way, you can only take the screenshot of a single page or screen using this method. For instance, if you wish to capture the contents of a PDF, this method would require you to take individual screenshots of each page and stitch them together using editing apps like Tailor and Picsew.

However, with the release of iOS 15, Apple has made it easier than ever to capture full-page screenshots. So now, you can easily take screenshots of long documents, files, or PDFs without any hassle. Here’s how.

Steps to Take a Full-Page Screenshot on the iPhone

Follow these steps to take a full-page screenshot on your iPhone:

  1. Open the page/app/document you want to screenshot.
  2. Take a screenshot, as you normally would.
    • On new iPhones: Hit the volume up and power/side button at the same time briefly and release it.
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    • On older iPhones: Press and hold the power button and Home button together and quickly release them.
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  3. Soon, your iPhone will capture the screen, and you’ll see its thumbnail on the bottom-left of the screen. Click on it to preview it.
  4. Tap on the Full Page tab in the preview window. Here, you’ll see a minimap bar on the right. Scroll up or down on it to view the entire captured screenshot.
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  5. Hit Done on the top-left and select Save PDF to Files.
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  6. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the screenshot and hit Save.

Following this, a full-page (scrolling) screenshot of the page/document will be saved to your specified location on iPhone. You can edit and annotate this screenshot using markup tools and also share it with others over AirDrop or some other app on your iPhone.

NOTE: The above instructions work for capturing full-page screenshots on iPads running iPadOS 15 as well.

Take Full-Page Screenshot to Capture More Information

A full-page screenshot allows you to capture more content on the screen in a single screenshot. So if you’re using an iPhone running iOS 15, you must take advantage of this functionality, using this guide, to capture vertically loaded documents, graphics (charts, graphs, slides), PDFs and save yourself the hassle of having to stitch them together manually.

Bear in mind, though, that not all apps currently support full-page screenshots, so you might not be able to take full-page screenshots in every app on your iPhone.

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