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How to Save a Photo as PDF on iPhone: 5 Instant Methods (iOS 17 Supported)

If you are looking for the best way to present or share files that will be opened on any app, any device on any operating system, your only choice is PDF. When you share photos in PDF format, you will be sure that whoever receives the file will be able to open it on any device. But to share the photo, you will first of all need to save it in PDF format on your iOS device. Here, we show you how to save a photo as a PDF on iPhone to make it easier to share.

How to Save a Photo as a PDF on iPhone

UPDF for iOS is an app that is the ultimate solution when it comes to managing all types of documents on your iOS devices. You can download it directly from the App Store and once you have it on your device, it will allow you to upload, view, organize, share, and even protect your documents directly on your iPhone 15.

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Here's how you can use UPDF to save photos as PDFs on your iPhone 15:

Save a Single Photo in PDF format

Step 1: Open UPDF on your iPhone 15 and you should see any files that you may have imported into the app.

Step 2: Find the photo you want to save as a PDF and long-press the file icon to select it. Or click the "…" icon.

Step 3: Choose the "Convert to PDF" option.

Step 4: The app will generate a PDF file. It will have the same filename as the image, but with a ".pdf" extension.

Save Multiple Photos in PDF Format

Step 1: To convert more than one photo, tap on the checkbox at the top-right corner and then tap on each photo to select it.

Step 2: Tap on "More" at the bottom toolbar.

Step 3: Choose "Convert to PDF" and all the photos will be saved as a PDF. You can find it in the UPDF interface.

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How to Save a Picture as PDF on iPhone with UPDF Scan

UPDF can also be used to scan anything using the iPhone's camera and convert the scan to PDF. There are two ways to do that:

From the Photos App:

Step 1: Open UPDF and then tap on the "+" sign at the bottom.

Step 2: Choose "Scan" and then tap on the Photos app icon.

Step 3: Choose one or more of the photos in Photos or one of your Albums and tap "Add" to import the selected images to UPDF.

Step 4: Tap on the icon with the number of scans at the bottom.

Step 5: If you want, you can edit the images in PDF in various ways including rotating, cropping, or adding filters. You can also choose to add more images.

Step 6: Then click the "Download" icon at the top to add the files to UPDF.

Take the Photos Directly:

Step 1: Tap on the "+" icon at the bottom right.

Step 2: From the menu that appears, select "Scan".

Step 3: Take a photo of the document that you want to save as a PDF. UPDF has an auto-capture feature to help you scan the area you want to save as a PDF. After scanning, you can then take a moment to crop, rotate or add a filter to ensure that the image is as clear as it should be.

Step 4: When you're ready, tap on the "Download" icon on the top right to convert the image to PDF file to UPDF.

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How to Save Image as PDF on iPhone with the Printer Option

Another great way to save photos as PDFs on your iPhone 15 is to use the printing option. As the name suggests, this method will require that you print the images in the Photos app. Here's how to do it;

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your device and find the photo you want to convert.

Step 2: Long press on the image and choose "Share". If you want to convert more than one photo, tap on the "Select" option and then tap on each photo to select it.

Step 3: With all photos selected, tap on "Share" and then select "Print" from the options that appear.

Step 4: Use the zoom-in gesture on the Printer Options and the selected photos will be converted to PDF.

Step 5: Then click on the "Share" icon and either print or save the PDFs in the Files App.


How to Save Image as PDF on iPhone with the Books App

You can also share the images from the Photos App to the Books app and this action will automatically convert the images to PDF format. Here are the steps to do it;

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone 15 and find the photo you want to convert to PDF.

Step 2: Long press on the image and then choose "Share". To select more than one image, tap on the "Select" option at the top and then tap on each photo to select it.

Step 3: Choose "Share" and then select the Books App.

This will automatically convert the images to PDF.


How to Save a Picture as PDF on iPhone with the Files App

The last solution we will share with you is using the Files App to create a PDF from a photo. This process is simpler if the image is already saved on the Files App because all you have to do is long-press on the image and choose "Create PDF" from the menu that appears.

If the image is not already on the Files App, follow these steps to add it and then save it as PDF;

Step 1: Open the Photos app and then choose the image or images you want to use.

Step 2: Tap "Share" and then "Save to Files" to choose the folder you want to save the files in.

Step 3: Now that the images are in the Files App, just open the app, long press on the image, and choose "Create PDF". The newly created PDF file will be saved in the Files App.

Conclusion

With more and more people choosing to work remotely, it is important to have a few simple ways to share PDFs directly from your iPhone 15. The options presented above can help you do that easily as you can simply take a photo of the document, save and share it in PDF format, making it easy for the recipient to open the document on any device.

But if you will be doing this regularly with more than one image, it is best to use a tool like UPDF. UPDF is the ultimate PDF management tool, meaning that you can do so much more than just convert images to PDF. The following are some of the reasons why it is an ideal solution:

  • UPDF is a one-stop solution for PDF management. You can upload, view, share, download, and secure PDF files all from the same app.
  • It comes with a very handy drawing tool that makes it very easy to add text, draw markups and even add a magnifier to the text. This is also a great feature for adding your signature to the PDF.
  • As we have seen, you can easily scan a photo or directly take a photo using the device's camera and use UPDF to save the photo as a PDF.
  • It also has numerous security features that allow you to protect and secure your documents.

The user-friendly interface means that you can use UPDF to manage, edit, and annotate PDFs even if you have never used similar tools before. It is worth a try.

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