[3 Ways] How to Download and Save PDF on iPhone

Wondering how to download and save PDF on iPhone so that you can take important documents to anywhere you go? Here in this guide, you are given effective methods to save PDF on iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated November 21, 2023
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iPhones have become versatile tools for work and entertainment, and being able to download and save PDF files directly on your device is an essential feature for many users. Whether it's an important document, an e-book, or a manual, having the ability to access PDFs on the go can greatly enhance your productivity.

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In this article, we'll walk you through the various methods of how to download and save PDF on iPhone, making it easy to access and refer to your documents whenever you need them.

1# How to download/save PDF on iPhone browser

Downloading PDF files from the Internet is the most straightforward and can be done using your iPhone’s Safari browser. Follow the steps below to know how to download PDF on iPhone from Safari.

Step 1. Open the iPhone Safari app, go to the PDF you want to download.

Step 2. A menu will appear. If it doesn’t appear, you may need to scroll up toward the top of the page a litter for the menu bar to appear. Then, press Save to Files.

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Step 3. Finally, choose a previous folder or create a new one to save your PDF files. And the PDF files is know securely saved as a doc on your iPhone.

2# how to save PDF on iPhone from Email attachments

When PDF files are sent to you as attachments via email, it's a seamless task to save them directly onto your iPhone. Here are how you can save PDF files on iPhone from Email attachments.

Step 1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone and find the email with the PDF attachment.

Step 2. Tap on the PDF attachment to open it. Once the PDF is open, tap the share icon at the bottom-left corner.

Step 3. Scroll through the options and select "Save to Files". Choose the destination folder where you want to save the PDF (such as iCloud Drive or On My iPhone), then tap "Add".

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The PDF will be saved to the selected location, and you can access it using the "Files" app.

3# How to download PDF file on iPhone from computer - iTunes

If the PDF files are edited or downloaded from a computer and you’d like to save them on your iPhone, you can rely on the iTunes sync function to save the PDF files on your iPhone.

It can help you save multiple PDF files to iPhone at a time using iTunes, also can transfer word documents to iPhone and iPad. Here are the steps of how to save PDF on iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Upload PDF files from computer to iTunes
• Open the latest version of iTunes on your computer > Tap File from the menu bar > Choose Add File to Library from the drop down menu.

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• Select the PDF files from your computer and double click on them to upload the files to iTunes.

Step 2. Sync PDF files to iPhone/iPad
• Connect your iPhone (or iPad) to PC with a USB cable > Click the phone icon from iTunes mainpage.

• Click Books in the left sidebar > Choose All books or Selected books as per your needs > Click Apply in the lower-right corner to start syncing PDF files to your iPhone.

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Downloading and saving PDF files on your iPhone is a practical skill that can significantly enhance your workflow and convenience. Whether you're accessing documents from the internet, saving email attachments, or utilizing iTunes sync services, the process is straightforward and accessible to all users.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you'll be able to easily save PDF files on your iPhone and access them whenever you need them, streamlining your productivity and ensuring you have important documents at your fingertips.


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