Save PDFs to the Books app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use Apple Books to save, sign, mark up, and share PDFs.

Save or import a PDF

After you set up iCloud Drive, you can add PDFs to your Apple Books Library on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Then you can access your files on any of your other devices.

Save a PDF file that's attached to an email or on a website

  1. Tap the PDF to open it.
  2. Tap the Share button .
  3. Swipe left over the app icons and tap Books.
    The Apple Books iconIf you don't see Books, tap the More button. Then tap Books.
    The Apple Books icon appears when you tap the More button.

Your PDF opens and automatically saves in the Books app. You can find it later in the Library tab.

Save a webpage as a PDF

  1. Open a webpage in Safari.
  2. Tap the Share button 
  3. Swipe left over the app icons and tap Books.
    The Apple Books iconIf you don't see Books, tap the More button. Then tap Books.
    The Apple Books icon appears when you tap the More button.

Your PDF opens and automatically saves in the Books app. You can find it later in the Library tab.

Save an email as a PDF

  1. In the Mail app, tap an email.
  2. To save the email or the email thread as a PDF, tap the More Actions button  at the bottom of the toolbar. 
  3. Scroll down and tap Print.
  4. Touch and hold the preview of the email at the bottom of the screen. A larger preview opens.
  5. Tap the larger preview.
  6. Tap the Share button , then tap Books.
    The Apple Books iconIf you don't see Books, tap the More button. Then tap Books.
    The Apple Books icon appears when you tap the More button.

Your PDF opens and automatically saves in the Books app. You can find it later in the Library tab.


Use your Mac to add a PDF to your Library

On your Mac, open Apple Books. Then find your PDF file in the Finder or on your Desktop and drag the file into your Library.

Your PDF will be available in the Books app on any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, as long as you're signed into the same Apple ID and have iCloud Drive turned on for Books.


Edit a PDF that you saved

If you want to edit or add a signature to a PDF, use Markup. To rename a PDF, open the Books app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and find the PDF in the Library tab. Then tap the Show Actions button  and choose Rename.


Save and manage PDFs in the Files app

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