How to Turn a Picture Into a PDF on iPhone

Image To Pdf Conversion On Iphone Cover Image

Do you need to quickly turn a picture into a PDF file on your iPhone but don’t know how? This guide describes three different approaches: two involving the Share menu, and the other using third-party apps for more customization.

Method 1: iPhone’s Print Feature

Transforming a picture into a PDF on your iPhone is surprisingly straightforward, thanks to one built-in iOS feature that’s also available on iPadOS. Take advantage of it by following the steps below:

Launch the Photos app, and open the photo you want to convert. If you’re looking to convert multiple photos, hit Select in the top-right corner, and choose as many as you need.

Tap the Share icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Now, here’s a little twist: instead of sharing, tap Print.

Print Image To Pdf Instructional Screenshots

Typically, you would tap the Print button in the Print Preview screen. Instead, tap the Share icon next to it. A PDF file with your photos will be created, and you can share it with others, or tap the Save to Files option to save it to your device.

Print Dialog Share Image Converted To Pdf File Instructional Screenshots

Method 2: Make PDF Shortcut

All iPhones running iOS 13 and newer (the same goes for iPads running iPadOS 13 and newer) come with the Shortcuts app. This app lets you automate a ton of stuff on your iPhone, including the picture-to-PDF conversion.

There’s no need to create a custom shortcut from scratch – there’s already one created by Apple in the Gallery section. Launch the Shortcuts app, navigate to the Gallery tab, and search for PDF.” Tap the + icon to install the shortcut.

Screenshots Showing How To Convert Image To Pdf Using Ios Shrotcut

Open the photo (or photos) you want to convert in the Photos app, tap the Share icon, then scroll down and tap the Make PDF option. Your photo will transform into a PDF to share or save to your device.

Method 3: Third-Party PDF Converter Apps

If you’re looking for more control and features when turning your pictures into PDFs, third-party apps are the way to go. There’s a whole world of apps for this, each with its own set of bells and whistles.

Jpg To Pdf Conversion Performed Using Ilovepdf
JPG to PDF conversion performed using iLovePDF

For quick conversions, Web-based apps like JPG to PDF and iLovePDF are super handy. They run directly in your browser, so you don’t even need to download anything. Just upload your photo, and it gets converted online. However, if you’re dealing with sensitive images, think twice, as these conversions happen on a remote server, so it’s not the most secure route for your private photos.

When privacy matters, or when you’re after extra features, iOS apps from the App Store are your best bet. My favorite image-to-PDF-iOS converter app is PDFGenius. It can convert, split, merge, compress, password-protect, and much more. You can download it for free, and there’s a cost-effective lifetime license that removes all limitations of the free version.

There are many ways to turn a picture into a PDF on your iPhone, including the practical and straightforward methods shown here. If you’re looking to expand your PDF skills even further, don’t miss our guide on How to Convert a PDF to a Microsoft Word Document. Happy converting!

Image credit: Pexels + Flaticon. All screenshots by David Morelo.

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David Morelo

David Morelo is a professional content writer in the technology niche, covering everything from consumer products to emerging technologies and their cross-industry application. His interest in technology started at an early age and has only grown stronger over the years.

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