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How to Convert Photos to PDF on iPhone Free

2021-11-17 18:58:12 • Filed to: PDF Apps • Proven solutions

We usually take photos on our payslips, utility bills, and important document to save them for later use on our iPhone and iPad. But how to convert your pictures to PDF on iPhone. You shouldn't be get worried as there are a lot of methods for iPhone and iPad to convert photos to PDF documents.

In this article, we will show you 5 ways to convert pictures to PDF on iPhone effortlessly. You can have the job done within just a few clicks.

Method 1: Convert Picture to PDF on iPhone with App

The easiest way to turn pictures to PDF on iPhone is using a professional app like PDFelement for iOS. This PDF app for iPhone is designed to handle all the issues that iPhone users face while operating with PDF documents.

This app provides 2 ways for you to convert photos to PDF on iPhone/iPad: 1) convert jpg/png/tiff pictures to PDF format; 2) scan files to PDF on iPhone. Here is how it works.

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1. Convert Photos to PDF with PDFelement

Step 1. Open PDFelement. Open Convert folder.

Open Convert Folder on iPhone

Step 2. Tap Add icon to add pictures from Photos app or folders of your iPhone.

Add Picture to Convert on iPhone

Step 3. Tap the three dot icon beside the picture you want to convert.

Step 4. Tap Convert to PDF to make the picture into PDF file.

Select Convert to PDF on iPhone

After that, you can edit text, add watermark, annotate the PDF files with PDFelement.

2. Scan Photos to PDF with PDFelement

Step 1. Activate "Camera"

On your iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5S/5 launch PDFelement for iOS and tap on it. Then tab on the "+" icon at the top-right corner and choose the "Camera" option.

picture to pdf app iphone

Step 2. Take a Picture or Choose a Picture in Photo Album

You will then be provided with two options: to take a photo or choose a photo from the photo library. If you have the image already existing on your iPhone/iPad you can go for the picture icon at the bottom-left corner to open the Phone library. If you want to take a photo, then tap on the "Camera" icon on the bottom-middle to scan your paper material.

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Step 3. Edit Picture before Convert to PDF

Now you'll be able to edit the picture before it becomes a PDF. You can crop the picture and choose color effect for it. Then go to the "Save" icon at the top-right corner to save and create your PDF file. This won't take long before you get a PDF file from an image. You can then view it to see how it looks like. Awesome right!

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  • It can edit text directly in PDF.
  • It allows you to transfer PDF files over a WiFi connection from other devices or import file from cloud services.
  • It can underline, strikethrough and highlight PDF using different colors.
  • It allows one to comment on your PDF by using markups such as text box.
  • You can also organize PDF pages by rearranging them, rotating, or deleting them.
  • It supports the addition of digital signature to PDF files.
  • It can also fill out PDF form with texts numbers and also sign them.
picture to pdf iphone
iphone picture to pdf

Method 2. Convert Photo to PDF on iPhone with Photos App

In this method, we are going to use the Photos App of iPhone to convert photos to PDF. Let's start:

Step 1. On your iPhone, launch Photos App. Once the photos appear, tap Select and you can choose one or more than one photo.

Step 2. Now tap on Share and choose Print from the Share sheet.

Step 3. Using two fingers, pinch towards to save the photo as a PDF.

Convert Pictures to PDF with Photos App

Similarly, you can use the Books feature to convert more than one photo into PDF.


Method 3: Turn Photo into PDF on iPhone with Files App

You can convert images like JPEG, HEIC, and PNG to PDF formats using iPhone and iPad's built-in tools. It's not a hard thing to do. In the first part, we have used the Photos App to convert images into PDF. Let's try Files App to turn photos into PDF.

Convert Single Image into PDF

To turn a photo into a PDF, you have to long-press the file in the Files App. A list of options will appear, tap on Create PDF.

The generated PDF will appear there in the same directory and you can share it with anyone.

Convert Multiple Images into PDF

While converting multiple images into PDF, the Files App will convert them in numerical order or alphabetically. But you can rename the files that you want to convert to show them in order as you want.

You can rename photos by long-press and from the options tap on Rename and after writing a name tap on done. Now you can easily convert more than one image into PDF.

Step 1. Select multiple photos that you would like to convert into PDF.

Step 2. Now tap on the three dots appearing on the bottom of the screen and a list of options will appear. Tap on Create PDF, all these photos will be converted into PDF and they will be saved in the same location. You can now view them by opening them.

Convert Photo to PDF with Files App


Method 4: Change Photo to PDF on iPhone with Books app

In this guide, you will learn how to change photos to PDF on your iPhone using the Books app. It's not a third-party application, it's pre-installed on iOS. Even if you have uninstalled it by mistake, you can re-install it again.

It's a fast method but you can't perform any kind of editing in PDF files using this method. All the selected photos will be converted into a single-page PDF. Follow the detailed guideline below:

Step 1. Open the Photos App on your iPhone or iPad and select photo or photos that you want to turn into PDF.

Step 2. Tap on the Share button that's appearing on the left bottom of the screen and choose the Books app from sharing options. You will be redirected towards the Apple Books and you will see the newly created PDF files that you just selected.

Step 3. Tap on any file to open that PDF or tap on three dots and there you will see an option Share PDF. You can share it with anyone now you want.

Convert Photo to PDF with Books App


Method 5: Convert Photo to PDF on iPhone with Notes App

Yes, you can create a PDF using the Notes app on iPhone. Sound strange? Let me show you how you can convert a photo into PDF with this method:

Step 1. Open the Notes application on your iPhone and if you have any notes saved they will appear there.

Step 2. Click on the button to create a new note on the lower-right corner and you're into the new notes screen.

Step 3. On the bottom, tap on the camera and choose Scan Documents. Take a clear picture of the photo that you want to convert to PDF. You can adjust the corners to make it more clear.

Step 4. Once you are done with scanning, save all these scanning results. Tap the photo to view them and now they are PDF documents. You can share them with anyone by tapping on the Share button at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Convert Photo to PDF with Notes App

Final Words

Creating PDFs from pictures is a challenging thing to do as the user has to keep the standard quality. If you have the approach to the right tool, you can get quality results of PDF that was converted from pictures.

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