How to create a fillable PDF on an iPhone.

Two builders working on plans create a fillable PDF on an iPhone.

Discover how easy it is to create a fillable PDF that you can share with anyone directly from your iPhone.

Students, business owners, and other professionals everywhere depend on PDFs to safely send and receive information. PDFs are a versatile way to share documents, and it’s easy to generate them from just about any device — even an iPhone.

Create a new fillable PDF on your iPhone.

You’ll need a word processor or PDF manager app on your phone to draft a digital document. If you don’t have one already, you can get started easily with Adobe Acrobat, or explore Adobe Acrobat online services.

Open the app and use any of these methods to make a digital document:

Remember to include everything your fillable PDF will need, like introductory text, form instructions, and so on. When you’re done, save the digital document as a PDF file (.pdf).

How to make a PDF fillable on iPhone.

If you have a PDF that’s not interactive, don’t worry — you have the ability to fill it out with the help of iPhone markup tools.

  1. Open the PDF you wish to modify.
  2. In the PDF preview screen, tap the toolbox icon in the corner of the screen to enter Markup mode.
  3. Select the Text button to start filling out the PDF. You can tap the text box and drag it to move it wherever you like.
  4. Click the next form space to fill out the rest of the PDF and continue as necessary.
  5. Tap Done to save the changes.
  6. Share your new filled out PDF. If this is part of a returning email, your marked up PDF will be automatically embedded in the email reply.

Identify fields, then send and share your fillable PDF.

Once you have a digital document, you’re ready to add fields that will capture information like names, contact information, signatures, or whatever else you need.

If you chose to scan a printed document in the step mentioned above, fields should automatically appear. Use the Adobe Fill & Sign mobile app to instantly enter information and a signature on the go. If you choose to start with a template or build a form from scratch, you can explore more ways to create fields.

Fillable documents create efficiency and ease in the office, at home, or wherever you are. Collaboration has never been easier with the help of Adobe Acrobat. Whether you are filling and signing, converting, editing, sharing, or creating PDFs, Acrobat has all the tools you need to adjust your PDF to perfection.

When your document has every field you need, you’re ready to send and share it as a fillable PDF directly from your iPhone. Discover what more you can do with Acrobat today.