How to Download PDF to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to download PDFs to your iPhone! In this article, we will guide you through the process of downloading and accessing PDF files on your iPhone. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Choose a PDF Downloading App

To download and access PDF files on your iPhone, you’ll first need to install a suitable app from the App Store. Some popular options include Adobe Acrobat Reader, Documents by Readdle, and Google Drive. These apps provide features like advanced PDF management, annotation tools, and seamless syncing across devices.

Here are the steps to install an app:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Search tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Type in the name of the app you want to install (e.g., Adobe Acrobat Reader) in the search bar.
  4. Select the app from the search results.
  5. Tap on the Get or Download button next to the app name.
  6. If prompted, authenticate with your Apple ID or use Touch ID/Face ID for installation.

Step 2: Downloading a PDF

Once you have installed a suitable PDF app on your iPhone, follow these steps to download a PDF:

  1. Browsing within an App:
    • Lunch your chosen PDF app.
    • Navigate to a website or cloud storage service that hosts or contains a PDF file you want to download.
    • Locate the PDF file and tap on it to start the download.
  2. Browsing within Safari:
    • Open the Safari app on your iPhone.
    • Navigate to a website that hosts a PDF file you want to download.
    • Tap on the link to the PDF file.
    • A menu will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap on “Open in [PDF App Name]”.
  3. Using iCloud Drive:
    • If your PDF file is stored in iCloud Drive, open the Files app on your iPhone.
    • Navigate to the location of the PDF file.
    • Tap on the PDF file to preview it.
    • In the preview, tap on the share icon (square with an arrow pointing upwards).
    • Select your chosen PDF app from the list or scroll right to find and tap on “More” for additional options (if necessary).

Step 3: Accessing Downloaded PDFs

After successfully downloading a PDF file, you can easily access it within your preferred app. Here’s how:

      If using Adobe Acrobat Reader:

      In Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will find all your downloaded files automatically listed in its Library section. Tap on a file name to open and view it. You can also use various tools provided by Acrobat Reader for annotations, highlighting, and more.

      If using Documents by Readdle:

      Open the Documents app and tap on the folder icon in the bottom-right corner. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the PDF file.

      Tap on the PDF file to open and view it. You can also use Documents’ built-in tools for managing, organizing, and annotating your PDFs.

      If using Google Drive:

      In Google Drive, tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner to open the navigation menu. Select “My Drive” or “Shared with me” to find your downloaded PDF file. Tap on it to open and view it using Google Drive’s built-in PDF viewer.

That’s it! You have now learned how to download and access PDF files on your iPhone using various apps available in the App Store. Enjoy reading your favorite PDFs on-the-go!

Note: Some apps may have slightly different user interfaces or features, but the general steps for downloading and accessing PDFs remain similar across most apps.

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