How to Send PDF Files via WhatsApp on iPhone

Don’t know how to send PDF in WhatsApp on iPhone? Here on this post, two ways are introduced to help you first attach PDF files in WhatsApp then send those PDF files via WhatsApp on iPhone.

iMobie Last Updated: May. 21, 2020

The WhatsApp lets us have convenient communication with other people, and we can also use it to share photos or videos with our friends. Now in the latest version, it adds one new feature that allows us to send a PDF file to other people. This is one very useful feature that many users have long looked for. You can select and share PDF files from iCloud Drive and some third-party apps like Dropbox or OneDrive.

If you have updated to the latest version of WhatsApp and unfamiliar with this added function yet, just follow the next part to learn how to send one PDF file with it. In addition, some tips about WhatsApp, like how to save PDF from conversations, how to sync WhatsApp from Android to iPhone would be introduced here.

How to Send PDF Files via WhatsApp on iPhone

Below are two ways to send PDF files via WhatsApp on iPhone. If you need to send PDF files from WhatsApp conversation on iPhone, please refer to Method 1, if you need to send PDF files from other PDF readers like iBooks to WhatsApp, please refer to Method 2.

Method 1. Send PDF Files from the WhatsApp Conversation on iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp and choose one conversation.
  2. Tap on Up Arrow button next to the text box > Click Share Document.
  3. Choose the source of the PDF file you want to send. You can not only send PDF files from iBooks to WhatsApp but also PDF files from other third-party software, like DropBox, PDF Expert and so on.
  4. Select the PDF > Tap on Send to confirm. Now your PDF file is sent via WhatsApp.
Send PDF Files from the WhatsApp Conversation

Send PDF Files from the WhatsApp Conversation

Method 2. Send PDF Files from Any Other PDF Readers Like iBooks to WhatsApp

Besides sharing PDF files from WhatsApp conversation, you can also directly share PDF files from any other PDF reader like iBooks, Dropbox to WhatsApp. Here, we will take iBooks as an example and show you how to send PDF files via WhatsApp on iPhone.

  1. Open the PDF file you want to send, click Up Arrow button on the upper right side.
  2. Select WhatsApp.
  3. Select one contact that you want to share PDF file with, WhatsApp brings up a dialogue to confirm sending selected PDF file to the recipient. Click Send, your PDF file is now sent to WhatsApp.
Send PDF from Other PDF Readers to WhatsApp

Send PDF from Other PDF Readers to WhatsApp

If you already learn how to send or share PDF via WhatsApp on iPhone, and you may want to know how to save PDF files from WhatsApp on iPhone. You can achieve that through the steps:

  1. Open the document from the chat and tap on Up Arrow.
  2. Select one PDF reader (there you could have various options, like iBooks, iCloud Drive) to save PDF files from WhatsApp.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone

If your WhatsApp data accidentally missing without backup, you can easily get them back through the above two methods. However, backing up regularly is still a good habit. Here we will introduce AnyTrans for iOS, which is a quick and safe way to copy WhatsApp from Android to iPhone or computer. What’s more, if you switched to a new iPhone, and the important WhatsApp data need to be transferred to the new phone. It can help you manage WhatsApp easier through the ways as below:

  • Backup & Restore All WhatsApp Data (texts, photos, videos, etc).
  • Transfer WhatsApp between iPhones & Android to iPhone Supported.
  • Guarantee the absolute security of your data and privacy.
  • Work well with all iPhone and iOS systems.

And you can follow the steps below to backup WhatsApp on Android to iPhone with ease:

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Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect your Android and iPhone to the computer via a USB cables > Click on the “Social Messages Manager” mode.

Step 2. Next, click on WhatsApp (here AnyTrans for iOS also allows you to manage Line and Viber data)> Then, choose the “Android to iPhone” option.

Choose Android to iPhone

Choose Android to iPhone

Step 3. Select your Android to be the source phone and your new iPhone to be the target phone > Click on the “Next” button to transfer WhatsApp messages to your new iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can help you send a PDF file through WhatsApp on iPhone successfully. And if you need to backup WhatsApp to computer, or sync data from Android to iPhone, do not forget to have a try on AnyTrans for iOS. Also, if you have any further questions about WhatsApp transferring or related questions, leave your comments below.


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