The long full-page screenshot is a much-requested feature, but it works with some limitations on iOS. Today we will look at how to take a large screenshot on the iPhone and iPad, what nuances you need to take into account and how to get around the existing restrictions.


System tools

Part of the standard iOS applications supports the ability to create long screenshots on an iPhone. You can do this in MailNotes, and web browsers. To do this, take a screenshot as usual (power + volume or Home + volume, depending on your device), click on the thumbnail in the lower-left corner and go to the “ Entire page ” tab. Here the resulting screenshot can be edited or cropped to the desired size.
The most interesting thing in this scenario is that the resulting screenshot can be saved both as a picture (we use the Photo application ) and as a PDF document, for this, we select the Files application. You can work with the last version of the screenshot like with any other files of this type, including copying text from them.
Please note that such a screenshot cannot be created in split-screen mode.

Third-Party Programs
However, it often happens that a screenshot needs to be taken in another application, for example, a messenger, and then this method will no longer suit you. But here third-party programs come to the rescue. For example, Tailor - Screenshot Stitching or Picsew - Screenshot Stitching.
Keep in mind that although both programs are distributed free of charge, their full functionality will be available only after purchasing the full version.


Quick Commands
Shortcuts are one of those options that are used only in a narrow circle of enthusiasts, but one of them is quite suitable for creating a long screenshot. If this application is not downloaded for you, you can install it from the AppStore.
Note. If you haven't used Shortcuts up to this point, first you need to install at least something from the official list. To do this, open the application and go to the Gallery tab. We select from here at least something and run the command. This is a kind of preparatory stage, after which you can install commands from third-party sources. Also, check if the permission to install them is set in the Settings.

You can download the command from the link on the developer page, after which we return to the application Quick commands - My commands. We select the installed quick command -

Start Long Screenshot and in the window that opens, select the images that need to be glued, click " Done ", then select No, and start a new crop.


Next, you will see a preview of the created images. At this stage, you can cut off unnecessary elements, for example, fields, and keyboard. Edit the photo by selecting the desired number of cropped pixels and save the result when you're happy. Next, the program will ask whether to cut off the top and bottom margins on the first and last pictures, it is better to agree. Now you can view the resulting screenshot and save it or start the process again.


Screen recording

Yes, screen recording is definitely not a screenshot, but if you need to quickly save any piece of information, this method is quite suitable. Usually, screen recording is available from the Control Center, but if you don’t find such an element, you can add it along with the path Settings - Control Center - Screen Recording. By the way, this method is ideal when you need to save correspondence with voice recordings.