Quick list: how to save PDF to iPhone.

Follow these steps to save PDF to iPhone.

  1. Find your file. On your iPhone, tap the PDF to open it.
  2. Share to save. Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Export to your smartphone. Tap Save to books or another desired app.
  4. You can now locate your PDF on your iPhone.

In detail: saving PDF to iPhone step by step.

Saving a PDF on your iPhone is simple. In addition to being able to save PDFs, you can also save web pages and emails as a PDF on your device using Apple Books. Below, we’ll go through the steps involved

1. On your iPhone, open the PDF you want to save within a tab in Safari. Alternatively, this could also be a webpage you want to access offline or send to someone who cannot access the live version.

If the icon doesn’t show, you may need to scroll up toward the top of the page a little for the menu bar to re-appear.

3. Once the menu appears, you will see several options from iOS on what to do with the file, including sending in an email or text message. You will also see options for where you store your PDF, including in the iPhone’s native Files app  or in another app you have install. To save your document, press Save to Files

4. Pressing this will open your available folders in iCloud Drive. You can choose one to save your PDF or create a new folder by pressing three dots in the top right corner.

5. The PDF is now securely saved as a doc on your iPhone.


Get further guidance with these answers to some common questions.

How to save an email as a PDF on iPhone?

You can save emails as PDFs on your iPhone by following these steps:

  1. In the Mail app, tap on the email you wish to save.
  2. Press the More Actions button at the bottom of the toolbar and scroll down to find Print.
  3. Touch and hold the email preview at the bottom of the screen so a larger preview will open.
  4. Tap the Share button, then tap Books.
  5. Your new PDF will open and save in the Books app.

How to access downloaded PDFs on iPhone?

The easiest way to find downloaded files on your iPhone is by opening the Files app. You can find the Files app on your home screen. But if you can’t see it, simply swipe down and tap it into the search box.

From Files, choose from On My iPhone or iCloud Drive locations and tap on the Downloads folder.

How to convert a picture to PDF on iPhone?

  1. From your gallery, select the photo you want to save as a PDF and tap Share.
  2. Press the Print option, zoom in on your photo to open your image in a PDF viewer and then tap the Share icon again.
  3. Save it to your iPhone files.

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