How to Convert a Photo to PDF on iPhone or iPad (3 Ways)

There are multiple ways to convert a photo to PDF on iPhone or iPad

By Kevin Shaw - Editor
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There are many situations when you might want to convert photos or images you have on your iPhone or iPad to PDF documents. You can do this using the Photos app, but it isn’t really obvious how to do it. There is no option to convert images into PDF in the Photos app.

Fortunately, it isn’t difficult either. We’ll tell you how to convert a photo to a PDF on iPhone or iPad.

If you check the image file extensions in Photos, they are usually PNG, GIF, JPEG or HEIF. From your iPhone or iPad, you can use the share/print function in Photos, the Files app or the Books app as a PDF converter. I explain the three methods below; you can choose whichever is easier for you.

Use the Print function to create a PDF from a photo

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the photo you want to convert into PDF.
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Scroll to find the Print option and tap on it. This opens the printer options on your iPhone or iPad.
  5. Tap the Share button at the top of the print menu.
  6. This will convert the photo to PDF. You can now share with someone using Mail, Messages, etc. or tap Save to Files to save a PDF version of the photo.

Using the Print function to create a PDF from a photo on an iPhone

Use Files to turn a photo into a PDF

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the photo you want to turn into PDF.
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Scroll to find the Save To Files option and tap on it.
  5. Choose a location in Files, then tap Save.
  6. Now open the Files app and go to the folder where you saved the image.
  7. Do not tap the image to open it. Tap and hold its thumbnail to display the shortcut menu.
  8. Tap on Quick Actions.
  9. Tap on Create PDF. A PDF version of the image will be created and saved in the same location. You can then open or share it.

Using Files to turn a photo into PDF on an iPhone

Use Books to convert a photo to PDF

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the photo you want to convert into PDF.
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Tap on Books. The Books app will open with your image loaded.
  5. Tap the more icon (…) (three dots) under the thumbnail of the photo.
  6. Tap Share PDF. Then you can share or save your PDF file.

Using Books to convert a photo to PDF on an iPhone

That’s pretty much it. We’ve covered all the ways you can turn a photo into a PDF file on an iPhone or iPad. You will still have the original file as an image file. You can delete it if you want after your PDF file is created or keep both files.

See also: How to Get a Still Photo from a Video on iPhone

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Kevin Shaw is a seasoned tech journalist based in Los Angeles with a penchant for all things Apple. He started writing about Apple products in 2007 and it's been a love affair ever since. He has spent over a decade testing and writing about iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple products. In his spare time, he likes nothing more than catching up with the latest news and sports podcasts on the beach.
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