How to Combine Multiple PDF Files into One on iPhone or iPad Using Shortcuts

Do you have to deal with PDFs more often? Read on as I show how you can merge multiple PDF files on your iOS device using Shortcuts app with ease!

“Shortcuts” app has solved quite a lot of complex tasks like downloading Twitter videos, tracking Amazon price history and what not. Guess what; I’ve discovered yet another smart shortcut in the wild which makes merging multiple PDFs on iOS devices incredibly straightforward.

If you have to deal with PDF files a lot on your device and wish to have an always-ready tool to combine them, “Merge PDFs” hack can be a perfect answer to your needs. Moreover, it also means you no longer have to heavily rely on the third-party PDF editors handle your files. Anyway, let’s get started!

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How to Merge Multiple PDF Files into One on iOS Device Using Shortcuts

Step #1. First off, add the “Merge PDFs” shortcut to your library. Simply click the link given below and hit Get Shortcut.

Tap on Get Shortcut to add Merge PDFs in iOS Shortcuts app

Sticky note: Just like any other shortcut, you can further customize it in line with your requirements. However, I wouldn’t recommend you to do that, as it’s already fine-tuned to work reliably.

Step #2. Now, head over to the app where you have saved your PDF files and select them. I’ve stored them in the Files app. So, I’m going to launch this stock file manager and open the folder. Then, hit Select at the top right and choose PDFs.

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Tap on Select and Choose the PDF files you wish to combine on iPhone

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on the Share button.

Tap on Share button in iOS Files app

Step #4. Next up, tap on the Shortcuts app in the share sheet and hit the Merge PDFs shortcut to run it.

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Select Shortcuts and Choose Marge PDFs to Combine Multiple PDFs into One on iPhone

Step #5. Now, you need to wait for sometime. A tiny menu will appear on the screen, enter a suitable name and hit Done.

Give a Suitable PDF File Name and Tap on Done on iPhone

Step #6. Finally, select the folder where you wish to save your PDF file and tap on Add to finish.

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Save your Merge PDF files in iOS Files App

That’s all there is to it!

Wrapping Up…

From what I’ve experienced, Shortcuts hugely enhance your productivity. So, never fail to take advantage of this thoughtfully designed app to carry out your work efficiently.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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