How to convert images to PDF files on iPhone

If you have photos on your iPhone or iPad that you want to convert to PDF files, there’s a way. All you need is the free Shortcuts app. Shortcuts is an Apple app that allows you to automate various tasks on your iPhone or iPad. To convert your photos to PDF, you can create a custom shortcut in this app.

Start by downloading and installing the free Shortcuts app on your iPhone. Then open the app.

In the Shortcuts app, in the upper-right corner, select the +sign (plus).

A “Untitled Shortcut” screen will open. Here, click on the “Search” field.

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In the Search field, type Select Photos. Then select “Select photos” in the search results. You add this action so that your shortening accepts photos.

In the “Select photos” section, turn on the “Select multiple” toggle. This will allow you to select multiple photos to convert to PDF.

Tap the Search field again. This time, type “Create PDF” and select it in the search results. This will convert your input photos to PDF files.

Tap the Search field again, type “Share” and select it in the search results. This will allow you to share or save the resulting PDF files.

On the same “Shortcut untitled” page, in the upper-right corner, tap “Settings”.

It will open a page. Here, click on the “Name” field and enter a name for the shortcut. Then tap “Add to Home Screen” to add this shortcut to your iPhone home screen.

You will then be asked for an “Icon”. Select an icon for the shortcut that will appear on your home screen. Then, from the upper-right corner of the screen, select “Done”.

The Shortcuts app will open a Safari window. In this window, from the bottom bar, select the Share option (an arrow pointing up in a box).

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From the sharing sheet that opens, select Add to Home Screen.

On the Add to Home Screen page, in the upper-right corner, select Add.

The custom shortcut is now added to your iPhone’s home screen. You can now close the Safari window.

Launch the new shortcut on your iPhone. Do this by accessing the home screen and tapping the shortcut icon.

When the shortcut opens, it will prompt you to select the photos you want to convert to PDF files. Select the photos on your screen, and then, in the upper-right corner of the screen, select Done.

The shortcut will start converting your photos to PDF file. When this is done, it will ask you to save or share your PDF. Select an option from the menu on your screen. And the PDF file is now ready.


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