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Add Markup on Page and Save as PDF in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Want to add markups and save a page as a PDF in Safari on your iPhone and iPad? Learn how to annotate and save pages as PDFs for sharing or offline access.

The portable document file or PDF is a great way to store information without distortion. The Apple Safari browser on iPhone and iPad offers the option to save the webpage as a PDF file. Before saving the file, you can also add the markup design.

The PDF document can be stored locally and shared for offline viewing.

Print Page and Save as PDF on Safari browser

The PDF or portable document file is a fantastic way to store and share the website page. These are non-destructible and maintain shape, size, and font style.

Within the Safari browser, one can easily save a webpage as a PDF file. You can share the PDF file online as an email attachment or transfer it to your other Apple devices using AirDrop.

I use this feature often, which lets me convert a webpage to a PDF document since I use it to study for my exams. The PDF file is better and more accessible than a webpage. Plus, it is not network-dependent and works offline once saved!

Unlike other browsers like Chrome, Edge, etc., which are in-built with a Save as PDF option, Safari does not have one. However, the Safari browser has a Markup that works precisely like Save as PDF but with screen size limitations.

Save Webpage as PDF

You can easily save the website page in PDF format and store it locally on the iPhone or iPad. These PDF files can be used as offline files for reading. If one knows how to Markup a PDF on the iPhone, one can easily save iOS Safari as a PDF.

Here are the steps to save the webpage as a PDF:

  1. Launch the Safari app on iOS/iPad.
  2. Open the Website URL that you want to save as a PDF.
  3. Tap on the Share apple share icon on screen.
  4. Choose the Markup option from the list.
  5. If needed, you can add some markups and highlights on the page.
  6. Tap on the Done command button, and choose the location.
  7. Tap the Save button to save the page as a PDF from Safari to local storage.
    Markup and Save as PDF in Safari on iOS

This feature helps add the markups or highlights and saves the screenshot as a PDF. The PDF will be created and available in the chosen location, either on iCloud or local storage.

The only limitation I found using this tip is that you won’t be able to save a complete webpage as PDF; however, only the visible part of the screen is saved. The rest will be trimmed out, just like the screenshot. Save as PDF feature can be helpful for offline reading.

Bottom Line

The Safari browser allows us to save a webpage as a PDF that can be used as an offline file or shared externally using various mediums. While creating the PDF file, you can also add markups and highlights.

You might face a bit issue since it does not save the entire Webpage content in PDF format. Only that section of the page visible on the screen is saved, and the rest is cut or trimmed.

Similarly, you can also save pages as PDFs on a Safari Mac. The files can be later launched within the browser without a PDF reader on a Mac computer.

Let us know your feelings about using the save as PDF option within the Safari browser. And how do you use it?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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