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How to print PDFs on your iPhone

December 9, 2021

Apple Operating System, iOS, keeps getting better by the day. With its exciting new features, it’s almost impossible to not feel satisfaction from its use. Unfortunately, while the operating system possesses many intriguing features, many users still struggle to make the most out of an iPhone. Can you print PDFs on your iPhone? No? Well, this article serves as a guide to help you print PDFs on your iPhones!

iPhones are no longer just relevant for Facetimes, photos, notifications and other social functions. Things have gotten a lot more interesting! Your iPhones can now perform the function of a conversion tool. Surprised? I guess you never anticipated it. You can comfortably print PDFs on your iPhones without encountering unpleasant hassles. The new version of iOS can help you save documents to PDFs and print them using your iPhone. Keep reading to find out more.

What can you print to PDF on your iPhone?

There is a new feature on your iPhone. This feature can be used when you want to make use of the ‘print option’ that is available in latest version of iPhone. This feature can work comfortably on any device that has the print function as well. But, notably among them is the Apple-related products that are specially equipped with the ability to print PDF files or documents. This feature has been tested by many researchers and has been confirmed to be able to print almost anything and everything on your iPhone.

Step-by-step guide to print PDF on your iPhone

With the recent iPhone, you do not even need any other external application for your printing purposes. Why? The new iPhone provides such features and even more. On these devices, you can now enjoy the luxury of saving your documents in PDF and with the aid of a print function. This means that you do not need to worry about the difficulties that you may likely encounter when you want to print PDF documents on your phones so long you use an iPhone.

Now, if you want to print any document or file or any other information from your iPhone, the only thing you need to do is to open it on the app you created it in. You can access the app on the in-app menu.

In this guide, we’re using the standard notes app.

On your iPhone, most of the in-apps can be easily accessed using the 3-dots buttons that are visible at the top right corner.  Though, these dots are not strictly limited to the top-right corner alone.

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In the same vein, in apps that do not have any in-app menu have the print option accessible on the share sheet. You can make use of this share sheet by tapping your fingers on the share button. This share button is always available at the bottom left corner.

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As soon as you see the share sheet, you scroll down and click on the ‘print’ option button.

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At this point, you will see the print options screen that has the dropdown item that you want to click.

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The next step is to save the document as PDF file.  To do this, you have to tap on to the print button that is located at the top right corner of the phone.

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The next step is to save the document as PDF file.  To do this, you have to tap on to the print button that is located at the top right corner of the phone.

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Now, you will see the document now displayed as a ‘PDF document’ and the file size will be revealed as well. With this information, you can proceed to saving the PDF document by tapping on the ‘save to files’ that are present on your iPhone.

The last step in the process is to choose the location you want to save the document and then click on ‘save’ which is present at the right corner of your iPhone.

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Here you have it! The document will be saved on your iPhone as a PDF file and will also be made available on your chosen location on your iPhone.

What is the importance of printing PDF files on your iPhone?

Gone are the days when paper was the in-thing. The use of paper is becoming obsolete as electrical devices are now taking the lead. Although, the use of paper is not completely eliminated from our lives, it is important to note that iPhones have gradually taking the position of paper as any type of information or document can be printed on your iPhone. With your iPhone, you can carry travel tickets without hassles. But many more paperless documents. You can print PDF files on your phone for:

  • Travel purposes
  • Work purposes
  • Academic purposes

The ease of printing PDF on your iPhone cannot be overemphasized. It simplifies lots of activities and makes it worth the while. For instance, if I desire to travel by air, I can show soft copies of my ticket which has been saved as a PDF on my iPhone. This way, you can just carry your ticket or important information around on your iPhone and engage in whatever activities that pleases you. Sometimes, you can get an email with ticket information. You can open this information on your iPhone and print them to PDF as an easy way to save for future purposes.

How to print from your iPhone using AirPrint?

The ability to make use of AirPrint depends on the application you desire to print from. This entails that if your app supports the use of AirPrint, you can easily make use of it by simply following these steps:

  • Open the file you want to make use of on your iPhone
  • Click on the share button
  • Click on print with ‘Printer pro’
  • On the Printer pro app, click on the blue button screen and tap on ‘add printer’
  • Click on the icon ‘PDF printer’
  • Click on the option ‘blue print button’ which is located below.

At this point, the printer pro will convert the file to PDF and you can easily save it on your iPhone. Now, you can transfer the files to other apps like the Dropbox or any other apps of your choice.

How do I know if my app supports AirPrint?

Are there other ways to know if your app supports AirPrint? Considering the ease and benefits that AirPrint presents, it is necessary to make use of it for your conversion needs on iPhone. However, before this can work, you need to make sure that your app supports the AirPrint. Follow these steps to find out:

  • Open the image/document of your choice
  • Click on the share button and choose ‘print’
  • At this stage, you will see a ‘pop up’ that will guide you to select the printer.
  • A print preview will appear. Now, you can tap on the share button that is present on the bottom left
  • You can share this information using share sheet.

However, if you don’t see the print button, it is assumed that the app doesn’t support AirPrint on your iPhone. This, you will be required to copy the information you need and print on any other app that supports AirPrint. This can include Safari, or Notes and then, you can print to PDF.


Technology has been made very easy for you as you can do so much more using your iPhones. Interestingly, iPhones are capable of doing more than you imagine. This is not only limited to taking pictures or facetimes. iPhones can also be used to print PDFs. There are lots of benefits you stand to gain when you print your PDFs with iphones. It saves you the stress of going about with paper documents as digital information can also be saved as PDF file on your iPhone. If you have an app on your iPhone that supports AirPrint, you can print your PDF documents with ease. Printing PDFs on your iPhone is an easy process. Armed with the necessary information, you can make use of the knowledge to print PDFs on your iPhone without experiencing any form of difficulty.

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