When working with web pages, links to PDF files are occasionally encountered or they open directly in the browser window. Such documents sometimes need to be saved to the iPad or iPhone for further viewing and working with them. Here’s how.
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How to save PDF on iPhone or iPad
When viewing a PDF file in Safari or Mail, click the button “Share”. Depending on the type of device and application, its location may vary, but the appearance of this element is always the same – it is a square with rounded corners and an arrow up.
After pressing the button “Share” iOS will give you a list of ways you can send or save the file. You can also share it with other users via text message or email.
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How to save a PDF file on iPhone or iPad to the Books app
Many users prefer to send PDF files to the stock iOS app “Books”, where you can then view documents even offline. To save an open PDF file to the Books app, tap “Copy to Books”.
In case you don’t see such an icon, check if your device has this app installed. If the application “Books” is installed, but the icon is still not there, scroll the list of suggested applications to the right and press the button “More”. Click here sign “+” opposite the applications you would like to see in the menu Share.
After the file is saved, you can find it in the application “Books”.
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How to save a PDF file on iPhone or iPad to the Yandex.Disk app, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox
Other users prefer to save PDF files to third-party cloud storage applications, such as Yandex.Disk, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.
The process of saving and then opening a file on an iPhone or iPad is completely identical to the previous method.
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How to save a PDF file on iPhone or iPad to the Files app
iOS also has a way to save documents to the standard file manager “Files”.
If you want to save PDF with this application, then look for the line “Save to Files” in the list of options “Share” and click on it, then select a folder to save.
Later, already in the open application “Files”, you will be able to see the downloaded PDF.
A quality alternative to the standard application “Files” is a Documents file manager by Readdle (overview).
There is also the option to save the site pages in PDF format for later viewing. This is also a very useful feature. We talked about this in detail here.