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This little-known iPhone trick lets you instantly take a picture of an entire web page

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Key Points
  • Your iPhone has a feature that lets you capture a picture of an entire website.
  • It's useful if you want to save the website to read later, to mark up or to send to someone.
  • Here's how to take a picture of an entire website.

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iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Todd Haselton | CNBC

My colleague sent me a tweet over the weekend that reminded me of an iPhone feature I'd long forgotten about. But you might find it useful in case you ever want to take a screen shot of an entire webpage to read later, or mark up and send to someone.

It's one of those weird iPhone features that's been staring right as us for over a year, but it seems like most people don't know about it.

Here's how to take a screen shot of an entire page on your iPhone

  • Open Apple's Safari browser (it doesn't work in Google Chrome) and navigate to the website you want to capture, say CNBC.com.
  • Take a screenshot on your iPhone. If you have a newer phone with no home button, you do this by tapping the volume up and power button on the same time. (If your iPhone still has a home button, tap the home button and power button at the same time.)
  • You'll see a capture of the site. Now, tap the screenshot on the lower left.
  • Tap the "full page" option on the top.
  • Your iPhone will capture an image of the entire website. You can tap the square crop tool on the top-left to grab a specific part of it if you want. Or tap the pen tools on the bottom to draw on the page.
  • Tap Done.

That's it. Now you've capture an entire website on your iPhone and can share it with other people, read it later, draw on it or save it for later.

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