How to Save a Web Page as a PDF on an iPhone

We'll show you how to download a web page as a PDF for easy access and offline reading on your iPhone.

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Converting a web page to PDF is very easy to do! Once you've converted HTML content to PDF and saved it to the Books app, you can print, email, or even AirDrop the file. Let's get started learning how to save a page as a PDF so you can refer to it whenever you need to.

Related: How to Make News Stories Available for Offline Reading

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To save a Safari page as a PDF, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Safari app.

    Tap the Safari App to launch your browser.
  2. Navigate to a web page you'd like to save.
  3. Tap the AA icon to the left of the Smart Search bar.

    Tap the AA icon to the left of the search bar
  4. Select Show Reader View

    Turn on View Reader Mode to save the web page as a PDF without ads.
  5. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of your display.

    Tap the Share button to open the options menu for saving the web page as a PDF.
  6. Scroll through the share app options and select the Books icon. (In older iOS versions this option will be labeled Save PDF to Books.)

    Tap the Books icon to save your web page as a PDF.
  7. If you don’t see this option, tap More and scroll through the available apps until you find Books, then tap on it.
  8. If you still do not see this option, the particular content you’re trying to share can’t be saved as a PDF.
  9. Once you select the Books app, the file will be prepared, and the Books app will open your new PDF.

    PDF from Safari web page

And that's it! Sometimes the document will take a few minutes to finish formatting, and that's okay. Once it's done, you can use the Books app to share, AirDrop, email, or even print your new PDF document.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.