This article is a complete guide on using 3 free and easy methods to make a PDF on iPhone and iPad, respectively with an online PDF creator, the Notes app, and the Photos app.
The creation of PDF documents regularly serves the purpose of the sharing or submission of digital information. While the majority of office workers are accustomed to making PDFs using desktop PDF creator software, the case is notably different if you’re about the make a PDF on mobile devices like iPhone and iPad, which most PDF software is not compatible with.
However, it’s still doable to make PDFs on iOS and Android mobile devices. On this page, 3 free and easy methods to make a PDF on iPhone and iPad are provided with step-by-step tutorials, and I’m sure there’s at least one method that works for your case.
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✅Using the free online PDF creator tool PDFgear is the easiest way to make a PDF on iPhone from gallery photos like screenshots. And to make PDFs with documents like Microsoft Word, PDFgear has also the according tools to help you do just that.
The default gallery app Photos on iOS devices offers an inbuilt functionality to create PDFs by printing images to PDF from your camera roll, with it, you can make a PDF on iPhone without app installation or drawing support from third-party services. The printing will save your image as a flattened PDF document that has the look of a real document printout.
By using this method, you can easily save photos and screenshots on iPhone to PDF, without needing app installation or third-party services.
Now follow the steps below to create PDFs on iPhone using the Photos app, for users that find it too troublesome, the online PDF creator PDFgear.com is always a good choice.
Step 1. Find and open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, and go to the Album with the image you want to use for creating PDFs.
Step 2. Tap and swipe to select the images that you intend to make a PDF with, and tap on the Share icon from the lower-left corner.
Step 3. Front the Printer options window, tap and hold the first image until you’re led to the large image preview screen.
Step 4. From the picture preview screen, tap on the Share icon from the upper-right corner, and from the sharing options, scroll to the Notes app.
Step 5. In the upcoming window, give your new note (the created PDF file) a name, and hit Save to save the note create with images as .pdf file format in the Notes app.
Step 6. To access the saved PDF document, simply go to the Notes app, and the image-turned PDF we just saved should appear at the top of the file list.
Tip: Note that this method will create one PDF document using multiple images. To create multiple PDFs, repeat the steps in the tutorial.
Using an online image-to-PDF converter is undoubtedly the most convenient way of making and editing PDFs on iPhone, and PDFgear is one of the best of them, and it’s completely free to use.
PDFgear works on different versions of iOS of iPhones and iPads, and it offers one-click image/document to PDF conversions, making it an adequate HEIC to PDF converter.
For demonstration, the following tutorial will show you the 3 simple steps to make PDF on iPhone from pictures. As mentioned, PDFgear allows you to create PDFs from plenty of file formats, so make sure to check the last part of this post for more information on this.
Hint: Prior to starting, make sure the pictures you intend to create PDFs with are accessible from the File app on your iPhone.
Open a web browser application like Safari on your iPhone or iPad, and go to the PDFgear Online JPG to PDF Converter tool.
Tap on the Choose files button to upload the pictures you intend to make PDFs with, from your iPhone or iPad to PDFgear.
Your created PDF will be available for download in seconds. And if you find the output PDF is a bit large in file size, the PDFgear online PDF compressor tool helps to easily resize PDFs under 300kb.
The Notes app on iPhone, iPad, and even Mac computers allows users to export existing or new notes to PDF documents, with a feature called Markup. For making notes and PDF documents, the Notes app offers 3 import options, and the following tutorial will show you how to make a PDF on your iPhone from scanned documents in the Notes app.
In certain cases, the scans are too large as a result of high DPI, then you should totally check our guide on how to reduce the size of scanned documents.
Step 1. Find and open the Notes app on your iPhone/iPad.
Step 2. Tap on the Create button to create a new note, and three note-creating options will be provided, as you can see from the snapshot.
Step 3. From the scanner camera, hit the Camera button to take the shot, and drag the corners to keep the wanted areas.
Step 4. As the PDF is made and renamed, hit the upper-right Done button to save it in Notes, or hit the Share button for more sharing options.
Tip: Notes also allow you to make a PDF using gallery pictures, you can choose the corresponding button in Step 2 of the following tutorial, and the steps are a bit like what we did in the second tutorial – making PDFs in the Photos app.
The first tutorial in this post only shows you the process of creating PDFs on iPhones with images, but PDFgear.com does a lot more than that.
PDFgear is a comprehensive PDF converter tool that offers a complete set of PDF creator tools that allows you to make a PDF on iPhone from 60+ image and document file formats.
PDFgear is competent in making PDFs from JPG, PNG, HEIC, PPT, Word, Excel, and more. Yes, PDFgear also allows you to make PDF on iPhone with .docx documents, as it’s one of the best DOCX to PDF converters these days.
The followings are some most used examples of the usage of PDFgear.
1. Use a web browser on your iPhone like Safari and navigate to the PDFgear Online Word to PDF Converter tool.
2. Tap on the Choose files button to upload a Microsoft Word document to PDFgear from File Explorer on your iPhone.
3. The Microsoft Word file will be automatically converted to a PDF for you to download onto your iPhone.
1. Use a web browser on your iPhone like Safari and navigate to the PDFgear Online Excel to PDF Converter tool.
2. Tap on the Select Excel files button to upload an Excel spreadsheet file to PDFgear from File Explorer on your iPhone.
3. The uploaded Excel file will be automatically converted to a PDF for you to download onto your iPhone.
1. Use a web browser on your iPhone like Safari and navigate to the PDFgear Online PPT to PDF Converter tool.
2. Tap on the Select PPT files button to upload a Microsoft Word document to PDFgear from File Explorer on your iPhone.
3. The PowerPoint file will be automatically converted to a PDF for you to download onto your iPhone.
Where do PDF files go on iPhone? The PDF file downloads from PDFgear can be accessed from the Books app on your iPhone. Additionally, don’t forget that there are dozens of other practical tools for you to try out on PDFgear.com!
Making a PDF on iPhones and iPads wasn’t meant to be tricky yet it does take time and effort in getting the job done, considering what we have and can have on our iOS devices. Luckily, with the given methods in this post, I’m sure you’ll be able to easily make and edit on your iPhone and iPad easily in the future. Now, have a try on any of the methods and see if it works for you!