You’re Making Huge iPhone Screenshot Mistakes – Three Tricks You Need to Learn

YOUR iPhone has some clever tricks that can instantly improve your screenshot game.

We’ve rounded up three of the best iPhone screengrab hacks you need to know.

Taking screenshots is as easy as pressing two keys - but that's not all you need to know


Taking screenshots is as easy as pressing two keys – but that’s not all you need to knowCredit: apple

Screenshot of a whole page

It is possible to scan entire web pages, even if they are very long.

So if you want to save something like a recipe or a long guide, you don’t need to take a lot of screenshots.

Apple lets you create full-page screenshots as PDFs.

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This can be a web page, document or email that is longer than the length of your iPhone screen.

If you have an iPhone with Face ID, press and release the side button and volume up button at the same time.

And on an iPhone with a Home button, press and release the Home and Side buttons.

Then tap on the screenshot in the bottom left corner and select Full Page.

You can then save the screenshot by tapping Done, selecting Save PDF to Files, choosing a save location, and pressing Save.

Alternatively, you can share the screenshot by tapping the share icon (a square with an arrow), selecting a sharing option (like Messages or AirDrop), and then sending the PDF.


There is a way to add a magnifying glass to part of a screenshot that will zoom in on important information.

And you can even hide the rest of the screenshot to really highlight the important part.

Take a screenshot first, then tap the thumbnail in the corner.

Once you are in the editing screen, press the plus icon in the bottom right corner.

Then select magnifying glass from the list and you can place a magnifying glass over part of the image.

Now tap the plus icon again, select opacity and set it to the maximum level.

This will cover most of the background, making the enlarged element stand out even more.

You don’t have to go for maximum opacity if you prefer a soft fade.

tap back

You can also make it a little easier to take regular screenshots with a feature called Back Tap.

You can take screenshots just by tapping the back of your handset.

To enable the feature, make sure you have updated to iOS 14 or later. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software update.

Then go to your settings.

Scroll down and tap Accessibility, then tap Touch.

Then scroll down to “Back Tap”.

You have the choice to enable “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap”.

Regardless of what you choose, you have the same options.

Click here to see what features you can now control with a double or triple tap on the back of your phone.

These include taking screenshots, increasing or decreasing the volume, zooming in, scrolling, and more.

For example, if you want to use a double tap to take screenshots, click on the “Double Tap” option and then check “Screenshot”.

Now you should be able to take a screenshot simply by double tapping the back of your phone.

Keep in mind that this feature may not work if you have a thick phone case.

You can toggle back tap features or turn them off at any time by following the same steps above.

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