On iPhones and iPads, you can easily save a website as a PDF using the Safari browser. You can capture a page in full, even if you can view it offline. That’s how it’s done.
It’s very easy to take a screenshot on both smartphones and PCs. The problem, however, is that we are only limiting ourselves to what is shown on the screen. It is therefore impossible to cover an entire web page with this method, as the content is not accessible below the waterline.
Save website as PDF allows you to bypass this limit. Most PC browsers allow an entire web page to be captured. It’s just as easy on the iPhone.
Save website as PDF on iPhone
Safari on iOS has native functionality for Save website as PDF on iPhones. This allows you to save content for offline viewing. It’s also an alternative method to bookmarks that gives you the option to read on or reread a webpage later, even if you’ve forgotten its address.
- Go to the page you want to save.
- Take a screenshot (usually by pressing the power button and the volume up button the same time).
- Tap the screenshot thumbnail that appears in the lower left and then, most importantly, tap the tab Full page to the right of the screen. Before taking the picture, you have the option of cropping or drawing the screenshot.
- Click on the icon to share your picture.
- Finally choose Save to files.
You can rename the generated PDF file and choose between saving it on iCloud Drive or on your iPhone storage. You can then view web pages saved as PDF in the Files app on your iPhone or in iCloud Drive.