How to print to PDF from an iOS Device

There are times it’s inconvenient to keep your all of your documents in your iPhone/iPad in the form of web pages, e-mails and messages, as you will need to carry them with you in a portable form, access them anytime and anywhere, or share with others. That’s where print to PDF on iPhone/iPad comes to the rescue.

You may be left wondering how to print to PDF from an iOS device since there are many ways helping you out with exactly that. But in fact, they are often complicated, plus take time. Thankfully, you can definitely do this by using 3D Touch in iOS 10.

Also Read: Here’s how you can use Native 3D Touch Actions in iOS 10

Here’s how you can print to PDF from anywhere in iOS using 3D Touch

Step 1: First and foremost, you will need to go to anything that offers the option to Print. This consists of full webpages, pictures, documents in apps, documents in Safari, and so on.

Step 2: Open the Share Sheet by tapping on the Share icon.

Step 3: Locate the Print button by scrolling to the right, and then tap on it. A Printer Options screen will appear with a page preview in the lower half.

Step 4: From that screen, instead of choosing a printer like you normally would, use 3D Touch to get a quick look preview of the document you are going to print.

Step 5: Press firmly to go straight into the full document.

Step 6: From here, re-open the Share Sheet by tapping on the Share icon.

Step 7: Lastly, you should select from your normal list of services and start exporting the document, webpage, picture, or email as a PDF.

Note: If you are using an iPad or other devices that doesn’t include 3D Touch support, step 4 and 5 can be replicated by pinching and zooming on the document preview with your fingers.

As far as we can see that Apple has made significant changes to 3D Touch in iOS 10 with new cool features. This has shown that the tech giant is aiming to make it more relevant and useful to users. And print to PDF is one of the hidden features arriving with 3D Touch.

However, iOS 10 also adds an abundance of new features to iOS’s printing functionality such as AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon, multi-user and password only printing and so on. This contributes to making your work life more productive. So, we recommend trying the new feature out for yourself and don’t forget to sound off in the comments section below.

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