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How to transfer PDFs from your Mac or PC to iBooks on your iPhone

How to transfer PDFs from a Mac or PC to iBooks on iPhone or iPad.

At some point you may find yourself with a PDF on your computer that you want to move to your iPhone or iPad so you can take it with you to read. iBooks is the preferred reader in Apple’s ecosystem, so you probably want to save it there. There are a couple ways to transfer a PDF from a Mac to your iPhone, and it is also possible to do it from a PC as well. Here’s how:

How to create PDFs with Safari

How to create and markup PDFs with Safari on iPhone and iPad.

While there is a not-so-obvious way to make PDFs in iOS 10, Apple directly addresses the issue in iOS 11. Now there is an option in Safari's share menu dedicated to transforming web pages into Adobe's famous Portable Document Format. Additionally, you can now markup your PDF with a variety of tools before sharing it, which you couldn't do using the old method. Here’s how to create PDFs with Safari on your iPhone or iPad:

How to make PDF files on the iPhone

Print Adobe PDF file iOS iPhone iPad

There's no shortage of PDF apps on the App Store. PDF converters, readers, editors, the list goes on and on. Many of these are not necessary since Apple has included a powerful PDF converter directly into iOS 10 and later. This means the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can convert almost any web page, email or document into a PDF file for saving or sharing.

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