How to Take Scrolling Screenshots on Any Android or iOS Device? In-Depth Guide

A In-Depth Guide on How to Take Scrolling Screenshots on Any Android or iOS Device
Scrolling Screenshot

The iPhone was the first mobile phone to integrate screenshots as a function in 2007, before Android followed suit in 2011. Although, they were normal screenshots that captured only what you could see on the screen at that moment they were very useful until scrolling screenshot entered the equation, allowing you to take a longer screenshot that included everything that you’d see by scrolling up or down the screen. However, it’s still not a widely known feature with every smartphone manufacturer employing different methods for taking scrolling screenshots.

That said, we have come up with an in-depth guide that explains how you too can take scrolling screenshots on any Android or iOS device with ease.

Scrolling Screenshots in Android

Taking a screenshot is a core Android feature, but it has changed a bit over the years. Android 11 introduced a new screenshot UI, and Android 12 builds upon that. But with every smartphone manufacturer employing different methods for taking scrolling screenshots here’s how you too can capture scrolling screenshots on your android smartphone.

OnePlus Devices

If you’re on an OnePlus device then it’s very easy to take a scrolling screenshot as shown in the steps below:

  • Take a screenshot using the Power + Volume Down buttons or three finger swipe as you would normally do.
  • Once you take a screenshot it will show you a preview popup window alongside a Expanded Screenshot button at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Upon tapping the Expanded Screenshot button the phone will start automatically scrolling until you tap on the screen to capture the said screenshot which can be saved to your phone’s photo library.

Additionally, you also have the ability to crop or annotate the screenshot before saving it to the library which comes in handy when you want to divert a viewers attention to something important in the screenshot.

Samsung Devices

Android phones generally all work the same, but there are many minor differences that separate Samsung Galaxy phones including its method for taking scrolling screenshots as shown below:

  • First, take a screenshot by pressing Power + Volume Down button at once and select the arrows-in-a-box icon found in the floating toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
  • The screen will scroll down automatically, and you’ll see the screenshot elongate. Meanwhile, you can tap on the same icon again to scroll down further.
  • Once you’ve captured everything, you can tap on the crop icon below to edit the captured image as per your requirement.
  • Now, tap on the downward-facing arrow to save the said screenshot.

Other Android Devices

Most other Android Devices from Motorola and many other phone manufacturers have some kind of built-in functionality that allows you to take scrolling screenshots. However, if your device doesn’t support it you can use a third-party app like LongShot to take scrolling screenshots on any Android smartphone. 

Scrolling Screenshots in iOS

Previously, you needed a third-party app to take scrolling screenshots on your iPhone. But with iOS 13, you can now do it natively using Apple’s native screenshot user interface. Here’s how you can do it too:

  • Once the screenshot is taken, tap on the preview thumbnail of the screenshot that temporarily appears in the lower-left corner of your screen.
  • Now, tap on the Full Page tab. (Note: The Full Page option will only appear when there’s more than one page worth of content present on the screen at a time)
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  • Now iPhone will capture the whole screenshot and allow you to crop and edit the screenshot according to your requirements.
  • Once edited you can tap either the Done or the Share button found in the top-left and the top-right corner of the screen to complete the process.
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