How to Save Picture as PDF on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever wanted to save a picture as a PDF on your iPhone? Whether it’s for work or personal use, the ability to convert an image into a PDF can come in handy in many situations. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to save a picture as a PDF on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Image

To begin, open the image that you want to save as a PDF on your iPhone. This can be any picture from your camera roll or an image you’ve just taken.

Step 2: Take a Screenshot (if needed)

If the image is not already on your device and you have it displayed on a website or in another app, you can take a screenshot by pressing the Home button and Power button simultaneously. This will capture the current screen and save it as an image in your Photos app.

Step 3: Open the Files App

Next, locate and open the Files app on your iPhone. The Files app allows you to manage all of your files in one place.

Step 4: Browse to Photos

In the Files app, browse to the location where your images are stored. Tap on “Photos” to access all of your saved pictures.

Step 5: Select the Image

Select the image that you want to save as a PDF by tapping on it.


If you have just taken a screenshot, it will appear at the bottom of your Photos library under “Screenshots”.

Step 6: Tap Share

Once you have selected the image, tap on the share icon located at the bottom-left corner of the screen. The share icon looks like a square with an arrow pointing upwards.

Step 7: Scroll and Tap Print

In the share menu, scroll through the available options until you find “Print”. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 8: Pinch Outward on the Preview

A preview of the image will appear on the screen. Pinch outwards with two fingers on the preview to zoom in. This will open a larger preview window.

Step 9: Rotate if Needed

If your image appears in landscape orientation and you prefer it to be in portrait orientation, you can rotate it by using two fingers to twist the preview clockwise or counterclockwise until it is positioned correctly.

Step 10: Share as PDF

In the bottom-left corner of the preview window, tap on “Share” and then select “Save as PDF” from the list of options.


If you don’t see the “Save as PDF” option, you may need to swipe left on the bottom row of icons and tap “More”. From there, enable “Save as PDF” and rearrange its position in your available actions list.

Step 11: Choose a Destination

Finally, choose a destination for your saved PDF file. You can save it to your iCloud Drive, Dropbox, or any other compatible cloud storage service. You can also save it locally on your iPhone by selecting “Save to Files” and choosing a directory.

Congratulations! You have successfully saved a picture as a PDF on your iPhone. Now you can easily share or access your converted images wherever you need them.

  • Tip: You can repeat these steps for multiple images and create a PDF document with multiple pages.
  • Tip: If you want to add annotations or make further edits to your converted PDF, you can use a dedicated PDF editing app from the App Store.


Saving a picture as a PDF on your iPhone is a useful skill that can help you organize and share your images more efficiently. With the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily convert and save any image as a PDF file directly from your iPhone’s Photos app. Now go ahead and give it a try!

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