Screenshots looks smaller on older iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AeroSatan, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2011
    Hey guys, just got an iPhone 5, whenever i send a screenshot to my friend who has a 4s, my screenshot doesn't fill up his screen, in fact its smaller so there are borders around it, also when i look at my old screenshots from the 4s they don't even fit on my IP5's screen because they're bigger. Any idea why that's so?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2009
    The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen. Thus it's screenshots will also be bigger. To fit a bigger picture on a smaller screen you either need to zoom or shrink it so it all fits. That will give you a smaller looking image. Because it's been shrunk down to fit on the smaller screen.
  3. JerseyDoug, Nov 15, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012

    macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    I believe the iPhone 5 image is cropped and the iPhone 4S is not. There was another discussion on this awhile back.

    Think I got that backwards.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    some weird thing that has to do with the screen size like others have said

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