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How to edit PDFs on iPhone and iPad

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If you learn how to edit PDFs on iPhone and iPad with this guide, then you won’t get caught out the next time you need to modify or sign a PDF document. As PDFs can’t be edited by normal word processing apps, you may feel like you’re stuck. But lucky for you iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 come with all the regular PDF tools built-in.

Some of these tools definitely work better on the larger iPad display than on an iPhone. Being able to sign a document with an Apple Pencil feels a whole lot better than trying to estimate your signature by drawing with your finger. However it’s still good to know these options are there.

Below we’ll take you through the steps for how to find these PDF tools and then give a brief description of what you can do with them. Just make sure your iPhone or iPad is up to date and let’s go!

How to edit PDFs on iPhone and iPad

In all of our process images below, we’ve included iPhone screenshots on the left and iPad screenshots on the right. 

1. First, you need to find your PDFs. These will quite likely be in the Downloads folder of the Files app (the one with the blue folder icon), but through Files you can check other locations like local or iCloud folders. Once you have found the PDF file you want to edit, tap to open it.

A screenshot from an iPhone and an iPad side-by-side, showing the iOS Files app

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

2. Here in the preview screen, swipe up and down to navigate the different pages in your PDF. On an iPhone, swipe in from the left to see all the pages in your PDF, and scroll up and down if needed.

A screenshot from an iPhone and an iPad side-by-side, showing the PDF preview window

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

 The page outline view automatically shows up on the iPad version.

Two screenshots from an iPhone, showing how to display the PDF preview window's page outline

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

3. To make page-related edits, tap the three dots icon on the page you want to edit, or tap and hold to bring up the menu for a currently unselected page. From here, rotate the page, delete it, add new blank or scanned pages or scan a new one immediately.

A screenshot from an iPhone and an iPad side-by-side, showing the PDF preview edit menu

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

4. For in-page edits, use the Markup tools, which you access by tapping the pencil icon in the top right corner.

A screenshot from an iPhone and an iPad side-by-side, showing, showing the Markup tools

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

5. From here, you have a toolbar on the bottom of your screen. The toolbar is fixed in place on the iPhone, but on the iPad simply swipe or drag it towards a side of the screen to position it on that side. Likewise, swipe or drag it towards a corner to minimize the toolbar into that corner. 

A screenshot from an iPhone and an iPad side-by-side, showing Markup tools with hand-written notes on a PDF document

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

6. Using your finger (or an Apple Pencil, if you’re on an iPad), draw using the pen, pencil or highlighter tools (with the color selected from the wheel on the right of the toolbox). Use the toolbar to switch to eraser, lasso select or ruler. Tap again on these tools when selected for other options like transparency and thickness. With the ruler selected, drag with one finger to move it across the page. Two-finger pinch and twist to rotate the ruler.  

7. Tap the + button for extra tools on top of this. This menu lets you add a text box, a signature, a magnifying loupe to read small text and some pre-defined shapes.

A screenshot from an iPhone and an iPad side-by-side, showing additional Markup tools

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)


That’s your crash course in editing PDFs on iPhone and iPad! Pretty easy, right?

There are plenty of other iPhone and iPad tips to learn about when you’ve mastered PDF editing. First off, make sure you know how to screenshot a full page on iPhone and iPad without needing to stitch multiple screengrabs together, and how to stop spam texts on iPhone to cut down on irritating messages.

If you want some more advanced stuff, we can tell you how to identify plants on iPhone so you can increase your botany trivia, or how to use Hide My Email in iOS 15 to avoid even more inbox spam.

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How to edit PDFs on iPhone and iPad

If you learn how to edit PDFs on iPhone and iPad with this guide, then you won’t get caught out the next time you need to modify or sign a PDF document. As PDFs can’t be edited by normal word processing apps, you may feel like you’re stuck. But lucky for you iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 come with all the regular PDF tools built-in.
Some of these tools definitely work better on the larger iPad display than on an iPhone. Being able to sign a document with an Apple Pencil feels a whole lot better than trying to estimate your signature by drawing with your finger. However it’s still good to know these options are there.
Below we’ll take you through the steps for how to find these PDF tools and then give a brief description of what you can do with them. Just make sure your iPhone or iPad is up to date and let’s go!
How to edit PDFs on iPhone and iPad
In all of our process images below, we’ve included iPhone screenshots on the left and iPad screenshots on the right. 
1. First, you need to find your PDFs. These will quite likely be in the Downloads folder of the Files app (the one with the blue folder icon), but through Files you can check other locations like local or iCloud folders. Once you have found the PDF file you want to edit, tap to open it.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
2. Here in the preview screen, swipe up and down to navigate the different pages in your PDF. On an iPhone, swipe in from the left to see all the pages in your PDF, and scroll up and down if needed.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
 The page outline view automatically shows up on the iPad version.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
3. To make page-related edits, tap the three dots icon on the page you want to edit, or tap and hold to bring up the menu for a currently unselected page. From here, rotate the page, delete it, add new blank or scanned pages or scan a new one immediately.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
4. For in-page edits, use the Markup tools, which you access by tapping the pencil icon in the top right corner.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
5. From here, you have a toolbar on the bottom of your screen. The toolbar is fixed in place on the iPhone, but on the iPad simply swipe or drag it towards a side of the screen to position it on that side. Likewise, swipe or drag it towards a corner to minimize the toolbar into that corner. 

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
6. Using your finger (or an Apple Pencil, if you’re on an iPad), draw using the pen, pencil or highlighter tools (with the color selected from the wheel on the right of the toolbox). Use the toolbar to switch to eraser, lasso select or ruler. Tap again on these tools when selected for other options like transparency and thickness. With the ruler selected, drag with one finger to move it across the page. Two-finger pinch and twist to rotate the ruler.  
7. Tap the + button for extra tools on top of this. This menu lets you add a text box, a signature, a magnifying loupe to read small text and some pre-defined shapes.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
That’s your crash course in editing PDFs on iPhone and iPad! Pretty easy, right?
There are plenty of other iPhone and iPad tips to learn about when you’ve mastered PDF editing. First off, make sure you know how to screenshot a full page on iPhone and iPad without needing to stitch multiple screengrabs together, and how to stop spam texts on iPhone to cut down on irritating messages.
If you want some more advanced stuff, we can tell you how to identify plants on iPhone so you can increase your botany trivia, or how to use Hide My Email in iOS 15 to avoid even more inbox spam.

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