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Apple Wallet is a very convenient app to have on your iPhone or iWatch. You can add all your passes, tickets, reward cards, and more to it. However, for you to be able to upload them to Apple Wallet, they must be the correct file type. That format is PKPASS. But what if you have a PDF instead? Is it possible to add PDF to Apple Wallet? The answer is yes. However, you need to follow a series of steps to do that.

This article will teach you how to add a PDF to Apple Wallet. Also, you'll learn how to check the PDF ticket's contents using Wondershare PDFelement.

In this article
  1. How To Add PDF to Apple Wallet?
    1. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for macOS
    2. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for iOS
    3. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for Windows
    4. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for Android
    1. You Can Keep All Your Tickets in One Place
    2. You Can Enjoy Peace of Mind
    3. You Will Be Better Organized

Part 1. How To Add PDF to Apple Wallet?

Unfortunately, you can't directly add a PDF to Apple Wallet. The app strictly accepts ".pkpass" files only. But, there are PDF to PKPASS converters. With their help, you will be able to upload any PDF ticket to your Apple Wallet.

Here, we will walk you through the whole process of adding PDFs to Apple Wallet. This guide will cover all the necessary steps, starting from converting the file to saving it on the Apple Wallet. For this guide, we will use the app called “Pass4Wallet,” which you can download absolutely for free from the Apple App Store.

  1. Download the Pass4Wallet app from the App Store and launch it.
  2. Slide the top toolbar to find the Ticket tab. Tap it.
  3. Tap Scan PDF Document.
scanning pdf to convert to pkpass
  1. Select the PDF ticket. The app will convert it to PKPASS.
  2. After the app has processed the PDF ticket, tap Add to Wallet.
  3. Check your Apple Wallet to confirm that the ticket has been added.

Part 2. How To View PDF Tickets?

Before you convert your PDF to another format and add it to your Apple Wallet, we recommend checking its contents. Does it have the right date? Is your name spelled correctly? Double-check to ensure all information in the document is correct.

In order to do that, you need a PDF viewer. Your best option is Wondershare PDFelement, which is available both in macOS and iOS. It's an affordable, feature-rich PDF solution that can open PDFs with no problems. Wondershare PDFelement is also a secure and trusted app. Rest assured that the PDF will not somehow leak or get corrupted.

Wondershare PDFelement is also very intuitive. You wouldn't have trouble navigating within the app because it is so easy to use.

Another great thing is that Wondershare PDFelement is also available on Windows and Android. So, if you have downloaded the files on devices that run on these systems, you can check them immediately. No need to transfer them first to your Mac or iPhone.

Part 2.1. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for macOS

  1. Launch Wondershare PDFelement on your Mac.
  2. Click the Open PDF button on the top left of the PDFelement screen. Select your PDF and open it.
opening pdf ticket on mac
  1. Alternatively, drag and drop the PDF ticket into the Wondershare PDFelement window.

Part 2.2. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for iOS

  1. Open Wondershare PDFelement on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Click the Plus (+) button on the lower left side of the interface.

wondershare pdfelement ios home screen
  1. Choose Files.
opening pdf on wondershare pdfelement ios
  1. Select your PDF ticket and open it.

Part 2.3. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for Windows

  1. Launch Wondershare PDFelement.
  2. Drag and drop your PDF into the program window to open it. You can also click Open PDF and select your PDF ticket.
opening pdf on wondershare pdfelement windows

Part 2.4. How To View PDF Tickets Using Wondershare PDFelement for Android

  1. Launch the Wondershare PDFelement Android app.
  2. Tap the + button.

importing pdf to wondershare pdfelement android
  1. Select Open File.
opening pdf on wondershare pdfelement android
  1. Open your PDF ticket.

Part 3. Benefits of Adding PDF Tickets to Apple Wallet

You can choose not to add your PDF tickets to Apple Wallet. But you will be missing out on awesome advantages. Adding your tickets and passes to this app has many benefits, including:

● You Can Keep All Your Tickets in One Place

Imagine this: some of your PDF tickets are in your Downloads folder. Another one, you have moved to another folder. Then, there's another you moved to a different storage device or a different device. When the time comes, you may forget where you kept the ticket. You may spend a couple of minutes searching for the file.

If you add your PDF tickets to Apple Wallet, you are centralizing them. You just open the app and all will be there. It makes it easier to find the one that you need.

● You Can Enjoy Peace of Mind

Apple Wallet deploys several security measures to ensure all the files and information you keep in it are safe. It is a lot better than having the PDF tickets saved on your phone only. Other people may easily access the file if it's on your phone only. If they have malicious intent, they can cause you problems.

● You Will Be Better Organized

As stated above, all your tickets and passes will be in just one place. That helps reduce clutter. But that is not all. Apple Wallet can also keep you updated on what's happening around you. Membership groups can update the passes and send notifications to pass holders. That's great for information management. You can use the information from those alerts to create your plans and schedules.


To add PDF to Apple Wallet, you must first convert it to PKPASS, the file format for Passbook. You can use online tools like Passkit for this. Once you have done that, uploading the file to Apple Wallet will be seamless.

We recommend checking the files first before uploading them to Apple Wallet. You wouldn't want to go through the trouble of converting the PDF to PKPASS and then uploading it only to find erroneous information. You can check its contents with Wondershare PDFelement, a cost-effective, feature-rich PDF solution. It's available on Mac, iOS, and even on Windows and Android. It is powerful and capable of opening any PDF and is a very easy tool to use.

People Also Ask

  • What types of documents can I upload to Apple Wallet?
    The Apple Wallet app is also known as the Apple Passbook. That said, it accepts the Passbook file format PKPASS. As long as this is the format, you can add tickets, passes, coupons, and loyalty cards.
  • Can I distribute passes created for Apple Wallet through email or other channels?
    Yes, you can. You can send the pass through email. Alternatively, you can create a download link to the pass. For example, you can upload it to your cloud storage and create a shareable link so you can send it to others. Another method is through an app or App Clip.
  • Can I update or revoke passes after they've been added to Apple Wallet?
    Yes, you can remove the passes that you have added to Apple Wallet. Simply tap the icon on the home screen, scroll to the bottom of the list of cards and passes, and tap Edit Passes. You can revoke your passes from there.
  • How secure is Apple Wallet?
    Apple Wallet is more secure than using physical tickets and passes. It uses security features built-in to the hardware and software of your iPhone. One can only access your account through your device. So, as long as your phone is with you, all the passes, tickets, and cards saved in the app are secure.
Audrey Goodwin
Audrey Goodwin Apr 24, 24
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12 years of talent acquired in the software industry working with large publishers. Public speaker and author of several eBooks on technical writing and editing.