How to convert a picture to PDF on iPhone

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
January 15, 2024
7 minutes to read

There are many reasons why you might need to convert a picture to a PDF, such as creating a document, sharing a file, or printing a photo. In this article, we will show you some of the easiest and most effective methods to convert a picture to a PDF on your iPhone, using both built-in and third-party apps.

Converting image to PDF

Before we start

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How to convert a photo to PDF on iPhone using the Print Feature

The first method is the easiest way and it doesn’t require downloading any additional software to your iPhone. You can convert photos using the built-in feature of printing files. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Select icon and choose the photos you want to convert into PDF.
  3. Tap the Share icon and select Print. iPhone screens showing how to print photos
  4. Tap again the Share icon.
  5. Tap Save to Files.
  6. Choose the folder where you want to save PDF files and tap Save. iPhone screens showing how to save photos

How to make a picture a PDF on iPhone by sharing it to Books

Another life hack to convert images on iPhone is to use the option of sending files to the Books app. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the photos that you want to convert into PDF.
  3. Tap the Share icon.
  4. In the list of apps, select Books.
  5. The Books app will open and you will see your photos saved as PDFs in the list of your books.
  6. Now you can share the created PDF files. iPhone screens showing how to Use the Book app to convert photos

How to save a picture as a PDF using the Files app

This method requires that first, you need to save your pictures in the Files app and then convert them into a PDF extension. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your Photo Stream.
  2. Select photos for converting into PDF format.
  3. Tap the Share icon.
  4. Select Save to Files.
  5. Choose the location for saving selected items.
  6. Tap Save. iPhone screens showing how to use the Files app to convert photos
  7. Now open the Files app and locate the images you saved here.
  8. Tap and hold the photo that you want to convert.
  9. From the drop-down window, tap Quick actions and select Create PDF.
  10. The new file will be saved in the same location. iPhone screens showing how to use the Files app to convert photos

How to convert an image to PDF using online services

The way to convert an image to a PDF without an app is to use one of the many online services that offer this feature. Here are some examples:

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Follow these steps to use an online service for converting photos on iPhone:

  1. Open a browser on your iPhone and go to the website of the online service you want to use.
  2. Tap on the option to convert an image to PDF and select the image file from your iPhone. You can choose an image from your photo library, iCloud, or other apps.
  3. Wait for the online service to upload and convert your image. You can also adjust some settings, such as the page size, orientation, and margin, if you want.
  4. Once the conversion is done, tap on the download button to save the file to your iPhone.
  5. You can also share it via email, message, or other apps. iPhone screens showing how to use ILovePDF tool to convert photos

How to save an image as PDF with iPhone third-party applications

You can use some third-party applications that offer the feature of converting files on iPhone. Here are some popular tools for this task:

  • Image Converter
  • Image to PDF Converter
  • Photo Converter
  • PDF Converter by Cometdocs
  • Photo to PDF Converter by Thawachai Boontan, etc.

These apps allow you to convert images, web pages, documents, and more to PDF files. To use this app, you need to download the app from the App Store. Here is how to use the ImagetoPDF app to convert your images:

  1. Open the app and allow access to your Photos.
  2. Select the image that you want to convert and tap Next.
  3. Select the size for converted files.
  4. Preview the PDF file. If everything is ok, you can download the file and save it in the Files app.  iPhone screens showing how to use the third-party apps to convert photos


Converting photos to PDF is a useful skill that can help you organize your images. There are different ways to do this, depending on your preferences and needs. You can use online tools, software applications, or built-in features of your iOS. Choose the one that suits you best and follow the steps carefully to get the best results.

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