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How to Print and Save as PDF in Chrome iPhone/iPad

Learn how to print a web page content using the chrome browser on iPhone or iPad directly to the connected cloud printer. You can preview and change settings.

We can take a printout of the web page from the Chrome browser on an iPhone or iPad, available under the Share option. Similarly, we can also save the web page into PDF files instead of printing to make a local copy of the web page. This saved PDF file is stored offline and can be accessed on any PDF reader or even share using any medium.

Print and Save as PDF on Chrome browser

PDF is probably the most used file extension that can be shared online as a document file. It maintains the format without compromising the design. It’s also an offline file type that doesn’t require the internet once downloaded.

Whenever we travel a long distance, we often face network connectivity issues. Hence, I always keep an offline copy of the Wikipedia page I want to consume on the go.

We can also use offline reading, but it may lag sometimes and hinder your reading. Therefore, I always prefer PDF over everything.

Thankfully, the Chrome app on iPhone offers the feature to print and save the webpage as a PDF file. We can store this PDF file and also share it externally.

Print Pages from Chrome iPhone

Sometimes you wish to read long-form content on the web, but your mind keeps wandering out due to certain restrictions. In such a case, you should always switch to the PDF format and take a printout to read without distractions and focus your full attention on the content.

Here are the steps on how to print pages:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome app on the iPhone.
  2. Open a webpage that you need to print.
  3. Tap on the Share apple share icon icon in the URL bar.
  4. Select the Print option from the list.
    Chrome iPhone Print option command
  5. Choose the Printer tab to Select Printer.
    Chrome iPhone Print Preview Window
  6. The browser will look up available printers and display lists.
    Chrome iOS looking for printer
  7. Select a printer from the list and hit on the Print command button.

Chrome will send a print instruction to the printer, and the selected web page will be a printer per your needs.

Within the Print Options page, apart from selecting a printer, we can select the range of printed pages and the number of copies to be printed. We can also check the print preview to see if the quality appears per our needs.

Save as a PDF File

There are times when notifications on the internet can serve as a distraction for your reading. At times like these, we must download the webpage as a PDF so that it is not only free of distractions but also available offline. We should know how to print and save as PDF in Chrome iOS to get the desired results.

Here are the steps to print and save a web page as PDF:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on the iPhone.
  2. Open a webpage that you need to give a print.
  3. Tap on the Share apple share icon icon in the URL bar.
  4. Select the Print option from the list.
    Chrome iPhone Print option command
  5. Tap and hold the Print Preview pane within the Print Options tab.
    Print Preview Full mode in Chrome iOSThis will expand the print preview page.
  6. Tap on Print Preview and hit on the Share apple share icon icon.
  7. Hit on the Save to Files command tab.
    Save the Print PDF to Files folder
  8. Choose the desired output folder for saving the PDF.
  9. Hit on the Save command button.
    Save the Print as PDF file from Chrome iOS in iPhone Folders

That’s it. The print as a PDF file will be stored locally on your iPhone device within the selected storage location or iCloud. You can use any PDF viewer app to open the PDF file.

Since the Print PDF file is stored within your device, you can share it with any medium or app from your iPhone. The file stored in iCloud will be synced and available across devices.

Bottom Line

Printing a web page and saving the web page as a PDF file is a great feature that allows keeping an offline copy of pages. The PDF files can also be saved in iCloud and shared with others over different mediums.

Similarly, we can print and save them as PDFs in a Chrome browser. Whether it be a Mac or Windows operating system, the Save as PDF feature is available in Google Chrome.

In the comments below, let us know your opinion of Chrome iPhone’s save as PDF feature. Which web page have you printed and saved as PDF?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

4 thoughts on “How to Print and Save as PDF in Chrome iPhone/iPad”

  1. Everything worked perfectly except that it saved 15 blank pages on my iPad. I can do it on my laptop but I was hoping I could do it here as well.

    1. Maybe the page you’re trying to save as PDF has Infinity Scrolling like, Instagram, FB, and Twitter. That’s why you’ve got 15 blank pages.

      You should consider changing the Range from ‘All Pages’ to the number of pages you need to save.

    1. If there is no connected printer, you cannot print a hard copy. However, if you want to save it as a PDF file, tap on the preview pages to see the option to store as PDF.

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