PDF is a common format for text or text and graphics widely used on computers and mobile devices. At one time or another, you may need to transfer PDF files between two devices, especially from PC to iPhone or iPad, to make it easy to access the files. Then how can you put PDF on iPhone? Read on and you will know the answers.
There are three ways for you to transfer PDF to iPhone, including using professional iOS data transfer software, iCloud Drive, and iTunes. All of them can be applied to transfer PDF to iPad, too.
|🎯EaseUS MobiMover||High - It helps copy PDF to iPhone from a Windows PC or Mac quickly and transfer files in bulk without installing iTunes.||
|☁️iCloud Drive||High - It is document-oriented and allows you to send documents like Word, Excel, PDF, and more between your devices, including PC.||
|💻iTunes||Moderate - It can directly move PDFs stored from iTunes to your iPhone with a risk of data loss.||
Yes, iTunes can help you add PDF to iPhone. However, it will also remove the existing books on your iOS device after the data syncing. Given that, you may need to find other ways to transfer PDF to iPhone without iTunes. And one of the solutions is to use iOS data transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover Pro.
Whether you want to copy PDF to iPhone from a Windows PC or Mac, it will help. Other than PDF files, EaseUS MobiMover can also transfer photos, videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, contacts, messages, and more to or from your iPhone/iPad. Get it on your computer and you are only three-step away from getting the PDF files you like onto your iPhone.
To add PDF to iPhone:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7 and later, launch EaseUS MobiMover, then click "Others", and select "Books" as shown in the image below.
Step 2. As you can see, you can transfer your iPhone PDFs/ePubs to computer or sync books from one iOS device to another with different options. Since you want to transfer books from PC to your iPhone, click the "Add Contents" on the screen.
Step 3. Then a new window will appear, in which you need to select the books you want to copy to your iPhone. After choosing the items, click the "Open" button, and MobiMover will start transferring books from PC to your iPhone immediately. When it has finished, go to check the books on your iPhone in the "Books" app.
Another way to transfer PDF to iPhone without iTunes is to use iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive, part of iCloud, is document-oriented and thus allows you to send documents like Word, Excel, PPT, PDF, and more between your devices, including PC. Make sure you are using the same Apple ID on your devices and there is enough free storage for you to store the books, afterward, follow the steps below to coy PDF to your iPhone using iCloud Drive.
To put PDF on iPhone via iCloud Drive:
Step 1. Upload PDF files from PC to iCloud.
- If you have installed iCloud for Windows, go to iCloud settings and enable "iCloud Drive". Afterward, you will see a folder named "iCloud Drive" under "This PC". Copy the PDF files into the folder to upload these items to iCloud.
- If you don't install iCloud control panel, go to iCloud.com, sign in with the Apple ID you use on your iPhone, and choose "iCloud Drive". Then upload the documents you want to transfer to iCloud.
Step 2. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" and enable "iCloud Drive".
Step 3. Open the "Files" app and click "Browse" > "iCloud Drive" to check the PDF files. You can access these items directly from iCloud or download them to your iPad by clicking the "Download" icon.
In addition to iCloud Drive, other cloud storage services like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive will also help and work in a similar way. If iCloud Drive is not syncing, you can try to fix it or try other workable solutions.
As mentioned, you are able to copy PDF to iPhone with the help of iTunes. If you don't mind the data loss it will cause, follow the steps below to learn how to send PDF from PC to iPhone using iTunes.
To put PDF on iPhone with iTunes:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone (or iPad) to PC with a USB cable and wait for iTunes to launch automatically.
Step 2. Click the device icon and choose "Books".
Step 3. Check the "Sync Books" option and choose to transfer "All books" or "Select books" to your iOS device.
Step 4. If you prefer to copy selected books, you need to continue to select the specific items.
Step 5. After the selection, click "Apply" to start transferring PDF to iPhone.
Whether you want to transfer PDF to iPhone from a PC, laptop, or Mac, you can apply one of the methods above to enrich your iOS content. If you are going to send PDF to iPhone from a Mac, there is one more way for you.
Since AirDrop is only available on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac, you can only use AirDrop to transfer PDF to your iPhone from a Mac or another AirDrop-supported device.
To send PDF files from Mac to iPhone via AirDrop:
Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on Mac:
- Go to Finder and choose "Go" > "AirDrop".
- Enable both "Bluetooth" and "Wi-Fi" to switch on AirDrop.
- Set your Mac to be discovered by "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".
Step 2. Enable AirDrop on iPhone from Control Center.
Step 3. Send the PDF from Mac to your iPhone.
- You can drag and drop the PDF file to the image of the recipient in the AirDrop window and click "Send".
- Or if the document is open, click "Share"> "Send a copy" > "AirDrop" and choose the target device.
All the ways above can also be used to transfer other files from PC to iPhone/iPad. Briefly speaking, if you prefer to put PDF on iPhone wirelessly, using iCloud Drive is a perfect solution. If you want to avoid syncing, using EaseUS MobiMover to transfer PDF files to your iPhone using a USB cable safely without data loss. If you don't mind data syncing, using iTunes is also a workable solution.
Carry out the way best suited to your needs to add PDF files to your iPhone with ease.
🏷️FAQs on How to Transfer PDF to iPhone With/Without iTunes
Here are some frequently asked questions to assist you further:
1. How to transfer PDF files to iPhone from Windows without iTunes?
There are many ways for you to transfer PDFs to iPhone from Windows without iTunes. For example, you can use a reliable data transfer tool -- EaseUS MobiMover to send PDFs or use iCloud Drive.
2. How do I manually transfer files from PC to iPhone?
You can use iTunes or EaseUS MobiMover to manually transfer files. For iTunes, choose the application from the list in the File Sharing section of iTunes. To copy files to your device, drag and drop them from a folder or window into the Documents list.
3. Where can I find PDFs on my iPhone?
First, you can go to Apple Books. Then select the Collections option at the top and tap the PDF option.
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