The iPhone has come a long way when it comes to storing, opening, and manipulating files. There are many things that used to require a computer that can be accomplished quickly on an iOS or iPadOS device. If you find yourself needing to export a Word document as a PDF there are a couple of different ways this can be done for free.
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:
Keeping track of appointments, holidays, and other events with the iOS Calendar app is convenient. The iPhone integrates event details such as phone numbers and addresses seamlessly into Calendar, with Siri intelligently adding items based on incoming email and messages. Sometimes a PDF file of event dates, or a schedule printed on paper is the best way to share your Calendar. There's a simple way to quickly print your Calendar data as a PDF directly on iPhone.
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:
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: