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How to edit PDF files on iPhone

iOS Files edit PDF

Need to edit a PDF on the go? Apple recently added a few light duty editing tools directly to the Files app. In addition to annotation, iOS users can rotate PDF pages, insert and delete pages, and even scan new content. Once edited, the PDF can be saved and shared. Files may not replace the capabilities of Adobe Acrobat, but it can be helpful in a pinch.

Make sure your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 15 or later. The PDF to edit must be stored in your Files app, either locally on your device or on the iCloud Drive. Follow these steps to edit PDF files on iPhone:

How to use Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud storage with iPhone's Files app

How to use Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Drive and other cloud storage services with the Files app on iPhone and iPad.

Apple's Files app is a great tool for organizing and managing your documents, photos, videos and other files from whatever device you are on. When you first start using it you will see that you can save your files locally (on your current device, e.g. your iPhone or iPad) or to iCloud Drive. Of course many of us use third party cloud storage apps like Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, OneDrive and so on. These are compatible with Files, but you'll have to link them before you can start using them with the Files app. Here's how to do it on iPhone or iPad:

How to scan documents from the Files app on iPhone

How to scan documents from the Files app on iPhone and iPad.

Notes was the first app to feature a scan document option, which debuted with iOS 11. iOS 13 has added that feature to both Mail and Files. It makes the most sense for Files to have a scanner, since you can attach documents from Files to both Notes and Mail, and it gives you a place to store the scanned document if it is something you'll want to access again in the future.

Here's how to scan a document from the Files app on your iPhone:

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