Are you looking for ways to take scrolling screenshots on your Android smartphone? It turns out you are in the right place! In this in-depth article, we have listed various methods that you can use to capture scrolling screenshots or long screenshots on your Android smartphone in a few simple steps.
I am sure that you use the screenshot feature on your smartphone quite a lot. While this feature has been around for a long time on Android and iOS devices, the same cannot be said about the screenshot scrolling feature. From May 2021, Google will still have to natively activate the scrolling of screenshots on standard Android.
It also means that smartphones from Google and similar companies like Motorola, Sony, and Nokia, all of which run on standard Android, don’t support screenshot scrolling out of the box. The situation is all the more annoying that most smartphone providers have been able to use this function on their user-defined operating systems for ages. So it’s not that Android smartphones can’t take scrolling screenshots across the board.
First of all, this article will teach you how to capture scrolling screenshots on standard Android smartphones. This fix allows you to take scrollable screenshots on Motorola, Nokia, and even Sony devices. In part two, we’ll take a look at how you can do the same task on some of the most popular Android skins.
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Android
Since there is no way to natively capture scrolling screenshots on Android (Android 11 or higher), you will have to rely on third-party apps for this.
While you get a lot of apps by searching for scrolling screenshots on the Google Play Store, LongShot is one app that seems to be popular with everyone. It supports auto scroll function which makes the task very easy. Here’s how to use Longshot to take scrolling screenshots on standard Android phones
- Download Longshot from the Google Play Store.
- Install the app and give it all necessary permissions.
- In the Longshot settings, make sure to check the box next to “Auto Scroll”.
- The app will now ask you to grant additional permissions. Grant all permissions.
- Open the app and now tap on the blue camera symbol next to “Take screenshot”.
- You will see another prompt. Tap “Start Now” and open the app you want to use to take the long screenshot.
- Click the “Start” button in the app or on the website. The app will now automatically start taking screenshots with scrolling.
- Once it gets down to the bottom, you’ll be asked to save or edit the image before saving.
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshot on Samsung Phones
As surprising as it may seem, Samsung now only offers the option of taking long screenshots manually. The very practical function for automatic scrolling was missed.
The steps to take scrolling screenshots on Samsung smartphones are as follows:
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power On / Off buttons at the same time.
- Once the screenshot is taken, tap the “Scroll Capture” option in the lower left corner.
- You’ll have to repeat the process until you get to the bottom of the page.
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Xiaomi Phones
- Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button.
- In the upper right corner below the preview window, click the Scroll option.
- The screenshot will be taken automatically. If necessary, click Stop.
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Oppo Phones (Also Applies to Realme Smartphones)
- Press and hold the Volume Down and Power On / Off buttons.
- When you see the preview of the screenshot, click the arrow button just below it.
- If necessary, click Stop.
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshots on LG Phones
Note that LG smartphones do not yet support the very practical auto-scroll function. However, you can use the Extended Capture feature to take long screenshots. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open the website of your choice.
- Pull down the notification bar, find Capture + and select it.
- Return to the webpage and select Advanced in the lower right corner.
- Once the process has started, the screen will scroll. Once you’ve captured everything you want, you can just tap to stop it.
- To save the screenshot, tap the check mark in the top left corner and choose where you want to save it.
How to Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Huawei Phones
- Find the screen that you want to take a scrolling screenshot of
- Press and hold the Power key and Volume down key at the same time
- After a few seconds, an animation will appear informing you that you have successfully captured the picture
- Before the animation disappears, tap on the Scrolling option
- Almost immediately, your phone will start scrolling down the screen and adding to the original screenshot. It will keep scrolling until you tap the screen that tells it to stop.
- The scrolling will now appear on your display for you to review. From here you can share, edit or delete the picture.
Do you often use the screenshot function on your Android smartphone? And have you ever felt the need for the long screenshots above? Let us know in the comments below!
This article was last updated in May 2021. Older comments have been retained.