Using PDFs on an iPad: the benefits.
From accessibility to presentation, there are several benefits to downloading PDFs to your iPad.
- Reliable formatting. PDF documents display the exact same layout and content regardless of what device, operating system or software application you are viewing it on. This means that you can guarantee that a document you create on a desktop device will look exactly the same to anyone viewing it on an iPad or smartphone - and vice versa.
- Access any time. Accessibility is particularly useful because you can view the document without accessing the Internet, meaning you do not have to be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network as you would if viewing it from a saved tab in your web browser.
- Edit when required. Also, once you have saved a PDF to your iPad you can edit and make any changes you require to it using applications like Adobe Acrobat.
If you still have questions about performing this task, check out our answers to some common queries.
How do I save a PDF from an email message attachment?
The process for downloading a PDF from an email message attachment is a very similar process to saving it from your web browser.
- Tap the attached document in the email where it says Download. The document will then open once it has been completed.
- Click the Share icon.
- Follow the same steps as above.
How do I save a web page as a PDF on my iPad?
In iOS 13 or later, you can save a web page as a PDF by taking a full-page screenshot and saving it as a PDF within the files app. If you want to save the web page as a PDF without adverts or formatting issue, select Reader Mode first. Reader Mode can be found by selecting the AA button in the left corner of the web search bar.
How can I annotate or sign a PDF on my iPad?
You can print, sign and annotate PDFs using the Adobe Acrobat Reader app on your device.