How to redact from a PDF on iPhone.

Need to send a PDF on the go that contains sensitive information? Learn how to redact info from a PDF right from your iPhone.

Certain information you simply don’t want to share. Some documents contain sensitive data like your credit card number, social security number, or home address that you don’t want to share with just anyone. Before sending a document on the go, learn how to redact from a PDF using your iPhone.

Redact information manually with a PDF scanner.

If you have a hard copy of the document, you can easily redact information and create secure PDFs with your iPhone. Using the Adobe Scan mobile app, you can take pictures of physical documents and convert them into device-friendly PDFs.

For documents with sensitive information, simply cross out the information with a thick pen or marker — making sure the text or image is completely unreadable — and scan the documents with your iPhone. Once the PDF is created, the information will be impossible for anyone to recover, ensuring your data is safe.

Send scanned documents to a PDF editor.

For those who prefer digital redaction methods, you can use the Scan mobile app to send PDFs to your Document Cloud and redact the information using a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat DC.

PDF editors don’t simply put colored bars over sensitive information. They completely remove the data from the PDF, making it impossible for even the most tech-savvy individuals to recover. You can send your documents freely without worrying about your information getting into the wrong hands.

Discover more about how Acrobat DC can help you create, manage, and safely send personal and professional PDFs with sensitive information.