How to compress PDFs on an Android device.

A women compresses a PDF using an Android phone.

Compress your PDFs to make them easier to read and share. Use these two simple methods to compress PDF files on Android.

In today’s world, working remotely or from the road is common. You probably rely on a mobile device, such as an Android smartphone or tablet, to get things done on the go. However, it can often be challenging to open or email large PDF files on mobile devices. The solution is to compress your PDF files into more manageable file sizes. Learn more about two ways to compress PDFs on an Android device.

Benefits of compressing PDFs on an Android device.

There are many benefits to compressing PDFs on your Android device. You may want to save storage space on your device or to email a document more easily by changing it to be a more shareable size.

Why compress PDFs on Android devices.

Documents need to be compressed for a variety of reasons:

It’s easy to get around those obstacles by compressing the file.

Reduce PDF size for mobile Android devices.

One option is to use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app.

  1. Download Acrobat Reader for Android devices.
  2. After opening the app, sign in to your Adobe account.
  3. Find the “+” icon in the bottom right corner of the app home page.
  4. Tap the “+” icon. Then, select “Edit PDF.”
  5. Upload your PDF from your device storage, cloud storage, or Google Drive. In the app, you can also connect to Adobe cloud storage, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
  6. Tap the Edit button in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will allow you to add comments, fill and sign, organize pages, and more.
  7. When you’re done making changes to your PDF, tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the screen.
  8. Select Compress PDF.
  9. Choose from high, medium, and low compression based on the current size of your PDF. Low compression will not affect the overall quality of your document. It is the best option if you have important images in your document. High compression will give you the smallest size but may sacrifice some of the document quality to do so. High compression is a good choice for text-heavy PDFs.
  10. The newly compressed file will appear on the app home screen.
  11. To share the compressed PDF file, tap the three-dot menu beside the file name. Select “Send a Copy.” Use the pop-up share menu to choose how you want to send the file.

Compress a PDF on your Android device.

You can also reduce the size of a PDF file with the free Adobe Acrobat online PDF compressor, which you can access on your mobile Android device wherever you go.

Simply go to your browser to access the tool. You can change the megabyte (MB) size of your PDF within seconds with this efficient online resource.

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the Acrobat online PDF compressor.
  2. Tap the blue button labeled “Select a file” and locate your PDF on your Android device.

Download your compressed PDF. You can also see how much the tool reduced the file size.

Take the path of ease and efficiency with Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat online services can help you edit and combine PDFs easily from anywhere on your Android device.

Discover how convenient lightweight PDFs are on Android devices — feel free to compress a large PDF file using the Acrobat online PDF compressor now.