Printing is an important part of our lives that we often neglect. Gone are those days when we must use our computers to print out small cron jobs documents. You can connect your iPhone and iPad to a smart printer and print effortlessly. I don’t have a smart printer, but still, there are ways to print to PDF on your iPhone and iPad.
Users with a dedicated wireless printer set up at their homes can wirelessly connect their iPhones and iPad to their printers to print their documents. On the other hand, users can also save the file as PDF and mail it to their printer. In this guide, I will teach you how to print to PDF on your iPhone and iPad.
How To ‘Print to PDF’ on your iPhone and iPad
When you use the print to PDF command on your iPhone, you can save the PDF for further use. iOS does have an inbuilt function to do the same, and you don’t need to download separate apps to save PDF files.
Print to PDF on your iPhone
With the print to PDF command, you can convert any webpage or web media into a PDF file. It is especially useful when you need to share the webpage with others in an easily readable manner. The PDF can then be shared with your friends via various sharing methods, including Airdrop, Whastapp, email etc.
Steps to print to PDF on your iPhone:
Open Safari browser on your iPhone.
Navigate to a webpage that you wish to save as a PDF. If it’s an image or media file, open it in a new tab and follow the actions below.
Click on the print button.
Crosscheck printing pages; you can remove or select pages as required.
Click on the print button.
Now you will see a PDF preview of the content. Click on the share button and share or save the PDF files.
After successfully saving the file, you can share it via email, WhatsApp, or any other means of communication.
Print to PDF on your iPad
The process of print to PDF on iPad is also similar to iPhone, but with more extended features and options. Unlike iPhone, you can turn anything into a PDF on an iPad whether it’s your notes, pictures or a webpage. For webpages, you have to use the Safari share tab, and for apps, you have to go into Sharing options and then choose the print option.
Steps to print PDF on your iPad
Open webpage or media file which you wish to save to PDF.
Tap on the share button and click on the print button.
Click on the print button and configure pages.
Click on the print button, and you will see a preview of the PDF file. Tap the share button, and now you can share the PDF files on Whatsapp, email or even save it to local storage.
Connect your wireless printer to your iPhone if you wish to print the PDF file. You can do it via iPhone or local printer connection. Some printers support Bluetooth and easy connection over wifi. At the same time, some printers have a dedicated app to print pages. If your printer also has a dedicated app, share the PDF file with the app, which will print the page easily.
iPhone and iPad have this amazing print-to-PDF feature, where you can convert any digital media into a PDF file. It is especially useful when you have to share a webpage, an image or a set of images with a friend or your coworker for work purposes. The best thing is that this feature is native and works on all iPhone and iPad devices above iOS 9 and above. In case you face any issues following the guide, comment down below and I will be there to help you out.