How to Save Image to PDF on iPhone or iPad (iOS 15)

To make sharing pictures easier, convert photos to PDFs on iPhone.

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Images on your iPhone are usually saved as JPGs or PNGs, which work well for most uses. However, sometimes it's much easier to send a PDF image than it is to upload the original file type, especially when you want to keep things like image location and other metadata private. We’ll show you how to save a picture as a PDF on iPhone.

Related: 6 Easy Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC or Mac

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Avoid compatibility issues when sharing across different devices and operating systems.
  • Group pictures together to create a digital photo album or file an insurance claim.
  • Keep photo metadata, such as image location tags, private.

How to Save Image to PDF on iPhone

Since PDFs are a universal file type, saving an image to PDF is a simple way to ensure your file is safe and can be read by any phone or computer without an error. For more iPhone and iPad tips and tricks, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to convert photos to PDFs on iPhone.

  1. Open the Photos app and make sure you're on the Library tab.

    photo app iphone
  2. Tap Select.

    select image to convert picture to PDF
  3. Tap the image(s) you want to save as a PDF. 

    selected images to convert to PDF
  4. Tap the Share icon.

    share to print to PDF iPhone
  5. Scroll down and tap Print.

    print to PDF iPhone
  6. Reverse pinch (move your fingers apart on the screen) to zoom in on the image.

    zoom image to convert picture to PDF
  7. Tap the Share icon.

    share picture to PDF
  8. Scroll down and tap Save to Files.

    share to print to PDF iPhone
  9. Name your PDF.
  10. Select the location to save your PDF.
  11. Tap Save.

    save pdf on iPhone

Now you can use this trick to save any iPhone photo as a PDF for easier sharing without compatibility issues.

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Emma Chase

Emma Chase is a freelance writer for iPhone Life. She has her Bachelors degree in Communication from the University of Northern Iowa. Emma has worked in many sectors in her professional career, including the higher education, finance, and nonprofit. Emma lives in small-town Iowa with her husband and two children. When she’s not geeking out over the newest Apple product or wrangling her kids, Emma enjoys a good book, crocheting, and trying new foods.