Create, Save and Send Content As PDF Using Your iPhone And iOS 10

sending PDF file created on iPhone

Sending PDF file created on iPhone.

An iOS 10 feature that you might have missed, allows you to create PDF Files without requiring you to use a third party App Store app anymore. PDF stands for Portable Document Format and is a a file type that includes an electronic image of a photo, text or text & photo. You can basically Save images, notes, screenshots and any similar type of media as PDF.

After you create the Portable Document Format you can store it for later view, print it or dispatch it to one of your Contacts via Messages, Mail or any other third party messaging app. This is done with the help of the iOS 10 Share Sheet options, directly from Photos, Notes or any other app that contains media files. You only need to detect the share button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

How To Create PDFs On iPhone
ios 10 print function Whenever you browse the Photos app and have a series of images that you want to save as send in the Portable Document Format you can do so by following these steps:
1. Open Photos, browse to the images in question and tap the Share button available in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
2. Select the rest of the images that you want to add to the PDF by taping their thumbnails.
3. Tap Print, when ready and the Printer Options open up.
Tip: You don’t need to select a printer if there is no printer around. That’s a setting that you need to tweak only if you wish to print your PDF. To save and send it, you can skip the Printer setting and move on to Step 4.

iOS 10 Printer Options

iOS 10 Printer Options

pinching image to open PDF Viewer

Pinching image to open PDF Viewer

PDF file created on iPhone

PDF file created on iPhone

sharing PDF file 4. Trick: Pinch the first Page of the document to open the page in full-screen and unveil the Share button.
5. Tap Share again and select “Add To iCloud Drive” if you want to save the PDF for later viewing, or pick one of the apps listed in the Share Sheets bar to send the file as an iMessage or attach it to a Mail message.

Fact: Not all apps might be active withing Share Sheets. Learn here how to customize your Share Extensions.


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