Have you ever wanted to know how a website page can be saved on your iPhone or iPad for offline reading? In this quick guide, you will learn several different ways to save a web page as PDF document on iPhone iPad. If you want to strip off ads and other unwanted distractions from a web page before saving it as PDF, check out this tutorial to enable Reader View in Safari browser on iPhone.
#1. Save a web page to PDF in iBooks app
Open the web page you like to save in Safari browser on iPhone or iPad. Tap the Share button at the screen bottom. If you can’t find this bottom, scroll up to the page top to reveal the Share, Bookmark and other buttons at the bottom. After that you will see the action menu pops up at the screen bottom, swipe left to show more options in the menu. Choose Save PDF to iBooks, then your current web page will be converted to PDF document and saved to iBooks app on your iPhone iPad.
#2. Save website page as PDF documents to Files and other apps
Again open the site page in Safari browser, tap Share button at the bottom. You will bring up a menu at the bottom. At the lower section of this menu, you can find options to add the page to reading list, bookmark, home screen, etc. Swipe left to show more options and you should find the ‘Create PDF‘ tool at the right end of this toolbar. Note that this ‘Create PDF’ feature requires iOS 11 or later.
Tap the Markup button to edit the PDF document before you save it. Or you can skip this step and hit the Done button to save the PDF file to iCloud, Files app or other third-party apps on your iPhone iPad. You can also tap on the Share button at the bottom left corner to save the PDF doc to Files, iCloud, add to Notes app, share it through email, send to others using a file transfer app or chat app, etc.
The new Markup feature in iOS 11 provides us a set of useful tools that allows us to sign documents on iPhone iPad, blur, pixelate or black out pictures to protect privacy on iPhone and more.
#3. Convert and save pages as PDF using the Print tool
When you open a page in Safari, then select Share, you can also find the Print option. From the Printer Options screen you can also save the page as PDF document on iPhone, the same way you can save email as PDF on iPhone iPad.