How to Markup and Save as PDF in Safari iOS/iPadOS?

Learn how to add markups on the webpage screenshot and save as PDF in the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad. You can highlight or draw before sharing.

The PDF or portable document file is an amazing way to store and share the website page. These are not-destructible and maintains the 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 to your other Apple devices using AirDrop.

Related: How to Print and Export as PDF using Safari macOS?

Unlike Chromium browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc. which are prebuilt with Save as PDF option, the Safari does not have one. However, the Safari browser has something known as Markup that works exactly like Save as PDF, but with screen size limitation.

How to Save Webpage as PDF in Safari iOS/iPadOS?

You can easily save the website page into PDF file format and store locally on the iPhone or iPad. These PDF files can be used as offline files for reading.

Here are the steps to save the webpage as PDF file in Safari browser on iPhone or iPad:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on iOS/iPadOS.
  2. Open the Website URL that you want to save as PDF.
  3. Tap on the Share icon on the safari window.
  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 on the Save button to save the page as PDF from Safari to local storage.

Markup and Save as PDF in Safari on iOS

This feature not only helps in adding the markups or screen highlights but also save the screenshot as PDF. The PDF will be created and available in the chosen location, either 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 part of the screen that visible. The rest will be trimmed out, just like the screenshot.

Bottom Line: Safari iOS/iPadOS Save as PDF

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

I use the save as PDF option in Safari when I need to take a print of a page. Since the PDF file does not alter when shared, I transfer the PDF file directly to the printer. I even use the Save ad PD in Safari to save pages for offline access.

Similarly, you can also save page as PDF in Safari mac computer. The files can be later launched within the safari browser without the need of any PDF reader on a mac computer.

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

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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