TAKING screengrabs is an easy way to save and share what you’re seeing on your iPhone display.
It’s a handy way to store online recipes, web pages, texts and other information.
On TikTok, two creators have this week highlighted easy mistakes to make when capturing screenshots on an iPhone.
One common error is to take multiple screenshots of a webpage rather than using a handy trick to capture all of the page in one go.
The other involves using the iPhone’s photo editing software to cover up sensitive information in a grab – a popular trick that snoopers can easily work around.
Screenshot an entire webpage
There’s an easy way to take a screenshot of an entire webpage instead of just the section that’s visible on your display.
First, you’ll need to take a screenshot by pressing two buttons simultaneously.
On iPhones without a Home Button, hit the power and volume up buttons at the same time.
On older devices, press the power button and Home Button to take one.
From there, tap Full page at the top of your display and tap Done to save the entire page as a PDF.
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Don’t censor text with the black highlighter
When sharing a screengrab with others, it’s common practice to use a photo editor to cover up texts you don’t want them to see.
Typically, people use the black highlighter in the iPhone’s built-in photo editing tool to scribble over sensitive information.
However, it’s easy to peak underneath the highlighter with a few simple taps.
In their video uploaded last year, the TikToker showed how to use the iPhone’s photo editor to remove the black highlighter from grabs.
Simply tap on the screengrab and select “Edit” in the top right corner of your screen to open it within the photo editor.
Using the sliders underneath the image, turn “Brilliance” and “Exposure” up to 100.
Next, turn “Contrast” down to -100. The text underneath the highlighter mark should now be visible.
The trick only works when something is obscured by a dark-coloured highlighter.
That means anything covered by, for instance, the white highlighter or an emoji will remain hidden.
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