How to remove password from PDF on iPhone or iPad

Remove password from PDF on iPhone and iPad

Do you struggle to access password-protected PDF documents on your iPhone or iPad? Dealing with PDF passwords can be a hassle, whether it’s a critical business report or a personal file. Don’t worry! In this guide, I will share how to remove the password from a PDF file on your iPhone or iPad.

How to remove PDF password on iPhone or iPad

While you can easily edit PDFs on iPhone or iPad, there isn’t any native method to remove password protection from PDFs. However, there are third-party apps like Adobe Acrobat to do the same. I will use a free PDF Element app to show you the steps here.

Note: In this method, you must know the PDF password to remove it.

  1. Install PDFElement from the App Store → Tap Open.
  2. Tap Agree to start using the app.

    Install PDF Element and Tap Agree on iPhone
  3. Tap the plus (+) icon → Choose a method to import the PDF file.
    I chose to import the PDF from the Files app.

    Tap Plus icon and Select Password Protected PDF
  4. Select the PDF file → Enter its password → Tap Unlock.

    Add your PDF Password and Unlock in PDF Element iOS app
  5. Tap the three dots icon → Select Remove Password.
    You will see a message saying removed password successfully.

    Remove password from PDF files on iPhone

Do you not know the PDF file password you want to unlock? I have a workaround for you! Let’s learn how to remove passwords from PDF files on iPhone or iPad for free without the password.

How to remove passwords from PDF files without knowing password

The iLovePDF app lets you remove password-protected PDFs for free, but you can only unlock three PDF files daily. The best part is it doesn’t show any ads upfront.

  1. Download iLovePDF → Tap Open.
  2. Tap Tools → Select Unlock PDF.
  3. Tap the plus (+) icon → Select Files.

    tap tools, unlock pdf, tap plus sign, select files in ilovepdf
  4. Choose the PDF file → Tap Open.
  5. Select the PDF → Tap Unlock PDF.

    select pdf, tap open, select pdf, tap unlock pdf in ilovepdf
  6. Tap Go to files → Tap [PDF name]-Unlocked.

    tap go to files, select unlocked pdf in ilovepdf

How to change PDF password on iPhone or iPad

If you don’t like leaving your important PDFs vulnerable, you can change the password to something you can remember. It will help keep the PDF accessible while preventing others from opening it.

  1. Open your PDF in PDF Element, as mentioned above.
  1. Tap the three dots icon → Select Change Password.
  2. Enter the new password → Tap Change.

    Change your PDF password on iPhone

Wrapping up…

By following the steps mentioned in this guide, you should be able to easily remove or change the password of PDFs on your iPhone or iPad. So, you can access the PDF easily without entering a long password. However, if you still have any related queries, share them in the comments section below!

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