How to Convert a Photo to PDF on iPhone and iPad

You have images in various file formats like HEIC, JPEG, PNG, etc. on your iPhone. Most of these file formats are compatible with all major platforms. However, you might have to save photos to pdf for paper-work documentation or other specific purposes. In this guide, I will show how you three ways to convert any photo to pdf on iPhone and iPad.

How to Convert Picture to PDF on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and tap on Albums. Now, tap on Select and choose one or multiple images.
  2. Tap on the Share button.
  3. Choose Print from the Share Sheet.tap on select choose photos tap on share and then tap on print in photos app on iphone
  4. Put two fingers on the photo preview and pinch out to Save PDF option.
  5. Tap on the Share icon again and select how you’d like to share converted photo to PDF file.pinch out thumbnail tap on share and select option to convert photo to pdf on iphone

Use Books App from Share Sheet to Turn a Picture into a PDF

  1. Select the photos and tap on the Share button.
  2. Tap on Books from the Share Sheet. Swipe horizontally on the row of app icons, if needed.choose photos tap on share and then tap on books app on iphone
  3. The photos will automatically convert into a PDF file and open in the Books app. It will get saved there.
  4. Tap on the screen and then tap on < to go back.
  5. Next, tap on the More icon (three dots).tap on back arrow tap on three dots in books app on iphone
  6. Select the Share PDF to send it via any medium.tap on share pdf and select preferred option to convert photos to pdf on iphone

You can learn more about the Books app in our full guide.

Save Photos as PDF on iPhone and iPad Using Files App

The inbuilt Files app lets you quickly create PDFs. However, for this, the photo must be saved in it. So, if you already have images here, please get on with the steps. If they are in Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, etc. you can see how to enable these third-party cloud services inside the Files app.

Or, to copy the pictures from the Photos app to the Files app: Select the images inside the Photos app → tap on the Share buttonSave to Files.

choose images tap on share and then tap on save to files in photos app on iphone

Once things are set, here are the steps to create a PDF from Photos on the iPhone.

  1. Open the Files app and locate the image.
  2. To convert a single image into PDF: Long press on the image and choose Create PDF.long press on image and tap on create pdf in files app on iphone
  3. To convert several images into PDF: Tap on the ellipsis icon (three dots inside a circle) from the top right and tap on Select. tap on three dots and then tap on select in files app on iphoneNow, tap on multiple photos. Once done, tap on the ellipsis icon from the bottom right and choose Create files tap on three dots and then tap on create pdf on iphone

The Files app will make a PDF out of those images. It will get saved in the same location as the original pictures. You can see our full guide on using the Files app to copy, move, or share this PDF.

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Signing Off

I hope the above guide helped you to convert photos to PDF on iPhone. All three methods are equally friendly. But my favorite one involves using the Books app. With this, the PDF is created quickly and safely saved there for future use.

Besides, you can also use third-party apps like PDF Expert (image to PDF conversion is a Pro feature).Convert Photos to PDF on iPhone


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