How to convert Picture to PDF on iPhone and iPad in 4 Ways

how to convert picture to pdf on iphone

The iPhones and Ipads host several kinds of picture extensions like HEIC, PNG, and JPEG. Each type of photo extension depends on the source of the image. While HEIC refers to the pictures taken from the phone, JPEG is the one for pictures downloaded from the internet, and screenshots come by default in PNG.

But there are times that you would be required to change the format and convert photos to PDF, be it for documentation, official records, or other purposes. In this article, we have penned down four easy methods that’ll help you how to convert picture to pdf on iphone no matter the extension of the image.

Three of the methods to convert photos to pdf are done through the conventional methods, using built-in functionalities of the iPhone, while for the last, we would be using a unique app that would do the job seamlessly.

4 Ways to Convert Image into PDF on iPhone

We have compiled a guide on how to convert pictures to pdf on iPhone using four different methods using Photos, Files, or Third-party apps.

The best part of these methods is that you can select and combine several pictures together and into a single pdf. And you can choose any method that you deem convenient and easy.

  1. Using Printer Option

The very first method employs the use of the default app present in your iPhone and iPad called the photos app. This method to convert a photo into a pdf does not require you to print the picture.

Instead, you are required to use a gesture called Pinch Out Gesture that is available on the Print Options screen.

And this surprisingly converts your requisite picture into pdf. After that, you can either share it to your contacts over any app, store it on your phone or use it over any website; the choice is yours.

Step 1: First, you need to open the Photos app on your iPhone and then go to the album that hosts the picture that needs to be converted.

Once you locate it, press down your finger on the picture’s thumbnail and tap the Share option on the menu that pops up.

If you want to convert multiple pictures into pdf simultaneously, then go to selection mode (select mode present in the top right side corner) and pick out all the pictures you require. Once you’ve selected all the required images, hit the share button.

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Step 2: Next, you should click on the Print option present in the Share sheet. You would then be redirected to the Printer options. While on that screen, carry out the pinch-out or zoom-in gesture.

Doing so would immediately and automatically convert the file into pdf form. If you had selected multiple files, then they would get converted together into a single PDF.

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Step 3: Next, we need to save the file. For doing so, select the share option that appears on the top of the menu. Here you would get the option to either save the file on your device itself or share it further to any of your contacts.

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  1. Share as A Book

There is another method that you can employ with the Photos app itself. Under this, you are required to share the picture with the Books app. This is a super easy method that requires minimal effort from your side.

The benefit of this method is that the converted file is automatically saved on the cloud. If the iCloud sync for books app is turned on all your iOS devices, you can easily access the files.

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iOS device. Either long-press on a particular picture that requires conversion, or you can select multiple pictures using the Selection option present in the top right corner of the screen.

Using any option would open a context menu, and you need to click the Share option that appears on it.

Step 2: Once you click the Share option, a Share sheet appears at the bottom of the screen. You need to select the Books app from the listed options.

Once clicked on, the selected files would be automatically converted, and the PDF file would be available to access on the Library section of the app.

Once converted,, you can perform several actions such as viewing the PDF, renaming it, performing annotation or markups, and further sharing the file to your contacts or uploading it on a website.


Pro Tip: If you do not notice the Books app right away on the Share sheet then swipe to the right, and it would eventually appear.

  1. Saving Photos as PDF using Files App

Now using this method would take in the help of the Files app instead of the Photos app. And compared to using the Photos app for conversion, using Files is way more accessible and convenient as we won’t be interacting with the Share sheet. Adding more to this convenience is the saving feature of this method. Files converted under this method are automatically saved in the location as the original file.

The only drawback of this method is that the Photos library is inaccessible via the Files app. So it would work only with the downloaded pictures, screenshots, or any photos you might have scanned and directly saved in the Files app.

Single Image file

To convert just a single photo at a time, you need to just long-press it within the Files app itself. You would get a ‘Convert to PDF’ option in the Context menu that appears. After pressing it, the converted PDF file would appear in the original location.

You can then perform various tasks such as viewing, sharing, and making any other changes.

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Multiple Images

When converting multiple files together on the Files app, the converted files would appear alphabetical or numerical. But in contrast to the Photos app, where you couldn’t select a particular in which the files should appear in the PDF, you can do so with the Files app. This is very convenient and easy.

Step 1: First, if you require so, convert your file names according to the order, you want them to appear in after it converts into a PDF. You need to long-press on the file for renaming the files and then select the ‘Rename’ option from the menu. Click done after you finish the renaming.

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Step 2: Once you are finished with the previous task, enter the selection mode. Select all the files that you need to convert. After doing so, three dots would appear at the bottom right side of the screen. Tap that icon.

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how to convert picture to pdf on iphone

Step 3: A menu would appear. Click on the Create PDF option. After carrying this out, the converted PDF file would appear in the original selected place. Again, you can preview the file, share it with your contacts or shift it to any other location.

Pro Tip: Since you can’t select a particular order while converting via the Photos app, you can just copy the files over from the app to the Files app. Rename it according to the requisite order and then convert it.  

  1. Using An App

If you want you can, instead of using the pre-installed functionalities of the iOS, use a third-party app to convert pictures into PDF. Using apps is super convenient as well. You just need to follow the directions stated by the particular app; usually, it requires you to select files from a particular folder and then convert it accordingly.

One of the best advantages of employing the services of a third-party app is the additional editing options that it comes with. You can edit it right after converting, so you don’t spend extra time on it to go to different places. Another would be the automatic creation of a dedicated folder that will store all your converted PDFs in the same place.

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As you might have noticed from our article on how to convert picture to pdf on iphone, conversion is an effortless task that does not take a genius to figure out. If you follow the guide thoroughly, converting pictures to pdf on iPhone will be a meager task.

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