How to compress PDFs on an iPad.

A person uses an iPad to compress a PDF.

Learn how to compress your PDF files on your iPad and share them with ease.

More people than ever work remotely using tablets, such as iPads. Because iPads are mobile devices, it can be challenging to open and share large PDF files with them.

Compress your PDF files to make them easier to share and read. With a little help from the Adobe Acrobat online PDF compressor, you can compress PDFs directly on your iPad.

Compress PDFs online with your iPad.

  1. Open Safari or any other browser, then navigate to the Acrobat online PDF compressor.
  2. Tap on Select a File and locate your PDF on your iPad.
  3. Download your compressed PDF file. You can also check how much the compressor was able to shave off the file size.

What are the benefits of reducing PDF file size on an iPad?

An iPad is a great tool for viewing and sharing PDFs, but long documents with charts and images can sometimes be too big to share. You might run into that problem when you’re on the go and can’t wait until you have access to a computer to compress the file. Reducing the file size directly on your iPad is much more efficient. You’ll save time and effort and prevent delays by knowing how to handle it right away.

Acrobat Reader for iOS vs. native iPad Preview.

You can compress a file in the native iPad Preview app by navigating to File > Export, choosing the PDF as the format, and selecting Reduce File Size. However, if you have a PDF that is complicated enough to need compressing, you probably need a more sophisticated editing tool — and for that, the Adobe Acrobat Reader app will be more useful.

Start editing PDFs on your iPad like a pro.

Another option for compressing PDFs on your iPad is to download Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS. This app transforms your iPad tablet into a professional PDF editor. With Acrobat Reader, you can not only compress PDFs but also edit and add comments to your documents directly on your iPad.

Make it a breeze to read and share PDFs on your iPad — head over to the Acrobat online PDF compressor and compress a large PDF file.