How to Convert a Picture to PDF on iPhone Without an App


There are many occasions where you might need to convert a picture or image into a PDF document on your iPhone. Whether it’s for sending multiple images as a single file, creating a digital portfolio, or simply storing pictures in a more organized manner, converting a picture to PDF is a useful task. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of converting a picture to PDF directly on your iPhone without the need for a third-party app.

Step 1: Access the Image You Want to Convert

Begin by locating the image you want to convert to a PDF. You can access your photos from the Photos app, Messages, or any other app where the image is saved.

Step 2: Open the Image

Once you’ve found the image, open it on your iPhone screen.

Step 3: Take a Screenshot

To convert the image into a PDF, you’ll need to take a screenshot of it. Here’s how to do it:

  • For iPhones with a Home Button: Simultaneously press the Home Button and the Sleep/Wake Button (located on the top or right side of your device). Release both buttons when you see the screenshot preview at the bottom of the screen.
  • For iPhones without a Home Button (iPhone X and later): Simultaneously press the Side Button and the Volume Up Button. Release both buttons when you see the screenshot preview.

Step 4: Access the Screenshot

After taking the screenshot, the image will appear as a small preview at the bottom-left corner of your screen. Tap on this preview to open it.

Step 5: Edit the Screenshot

Once the screenshot is open, you can use the built-in Markup tool to edit it. Tap the “Edit” icon (represented by a pencil) in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 6: Convert to PDF

In the editing mode, tap the sharing icon (usually a box with an arrow pointing up) in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 7: Create PDF

In the sharing options, you will see a “Create PDF” option. Tap on it. Your image will now be converted into a PDF document.

Step 8: Save or Share the PDF

You can now save the PDF document by tapping “Done” in the top-left corner and selecting “Save File to…” or “Add to Notes,” or you can share it by tapping the sharing icon again and choosing your preferred method.

Step 9: Rename the PDF (Optional)

If you want to change the PDF’s name, you can tap on the file name and enter a new one.


Converting a picture to a PDF on your iPhone without the need for a third-party app is a simple and convenient process. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily create PDFs from your images, making it easier to organize, share, and store visual content on your device.

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