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How to Save Email as PDF on iPhone

Received some important piece of information over email that you want to archive for later? The easiest way to achieve this is to save the email as a PDF file. You can then open and edit the PDF on iPhone with PDF Expert — the best PDF editor for iOS.

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How to Save Email as PDF on iPhone

How to export and save an Email as PDF on iPhone or iPad in 6 simple steps:

  1. Get PDF Expert for free from the App Store.
  2. Launch your email app & open the email you want to save.
  3. Find the option to Print the email and tap on Print. You don’t actually need a printer.
  4. Tap and hold down on the print preview image, then tap it again to make it fullscreen.
  5. Tap the Share icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  6. Tap on Copy to PDF Expert to save the Email as PDF in PDF Expert.

In today’s day and age, we receive all kinds of information over email. Even if you ignore the email spam, there’s still a sizable chunk of emails received in your inbox that bring valuable information, such as order summaries, invoices, receipts, etc. Email newsletters are rising in popularity these days, many of which come with insightful analysis about your favorite topics, or contain links to interesting websites. There’s really no dearth of valuable content out there.

Back in the day, it was common practice to print an email to save it for later use. Since that practice has now been phased out for good, how do you save an email for later perusal? Did you know you can save emails as PDF on your iPhone or iPad? Why bother searching through the clutter of emails when you can save and neatly organize PDF files wherever you want, online or offline. Here’s how to download an email as PDF.

The good thing about this following method that explains how to save PDF on iPhone from email is that it works with any email app you may be using. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a basic email client like Apple’s default Mail app, or a smart, feature-rich and modern email client like Spark. Read on to know how to save email as PDF from any email app:

How to save an email as PDF on iPhone or iPad

  1. First, get PDF Expert for Free from the App Store. You’ll need it to save the PDF from your email app.
  2. Next, launch your email app & open the email that you want to save as PDF.
  3. Find the option to print the email. Don’t worry, you won’t actually print anything, so you don’t need a printer at all.
  1. Use the two finger reverse-pinch gesture to enlarge the preview. Alternatively, you can tap & hold down on the print preview image till you see page options, then tap again on the image, so that it becomes full screen.
  1. Tap the Share icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Now, tap on the PDF Expert icon to save the Email as PDF in PDF Expert.

That’s all. Your entire email will automatically be converted into a PDF document and saved in PDF Expert. You can export and save multiple emails as PDFs and neatly organize them in PDF Expert.

How to save PDF attachment from email on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to quickly save any PDF attachment that you receive in your email inbox.

  1. If you haven’t already, get PDF Expert for Free from the App Store. In your email app, open the email that includes the PDF attachment that you want to save. We recommend using Spark Mail app, which includes built-in support for saving PDF attachments to cloud storage services.
  2. Tap on the PDF attachment to open it.
  3. Locate the share icon and tap on it to open the share sheet.
  4. Next, tap on the PDF Expert icon to save the PDF attachment.

Your PDF attachment from the email is automatically copied and saved in the PDF Expert app. Now you can start working on the PDF file, such as making edits to it, adding annotations or modifying the PDF by compressing it, merging two or more PDFs or simply adding your signature to PDFs.

With your documents neatly stored in PDF Expert, you have ready access to all your PDF files in one place, along with the tools you need to work with those PDFs.

Get PDF Expert for Free and start saving PDFs on your iPhone or iPad.