If you’re a power user who makes PDFs for a living, installing a PDF editor would make sense. But if you only want to merge a few scanned documents into a PDF on your iPhone, there’s a simpler way. Let’s check it out.
Create a PDF from Multiple Photos on iPhone
iPhone does have a native way of creating PDFs but it only works if your photos or documents are already in the Files app. So if you’re trying to create a PDF of images saved in the Photos app then you’d first have to copy the files to the Files app and then create a PDF. The process is still pretty simple.
First, open the Photos app and select all the photos or documents that you want in the PDF file. Once you have selected all the photos, tap the Share button on the bottom left of the app.
It would reveal the Share Sheet where you’d find quick actions that you can take on the photos. Tap ‘Save to Files’ to copy the images to the Files app. Specify a location and tap the Save button on the top right corner.
Now, open the Files app and navigate to the folder where the images are saved.
You’d find all the photos in the folder and creating a PDF from this point on is just a tap away. Tap the meatball button on the top right corner. Now, tap the ‘Select’ option to begin choosing the images for the PDF.
You can select as many images and after you’ve selected all the images, tap the meatball button on the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap ‘Create PDF’.
You’d see a new file is created in the same folder, it’s your PDF with all the images. You can directly share it to your friends by long-pressing the PDF file and tapping Share.
This was a quick method of creating a PDF from multiple images on your iPhone. Even though Apple has made the functionality available within the Files app, it is still an inconvenience when you have images in the Photos app and wish to create a PDF. While there are third-party apps and Siri Shortcuts, nothing beats the native method. What do you think of this method? Let me know in the comments below.