Saving email attachments on iPhone and iPadSource: Bryan M. Wolfe/iMore

Emails you receive on your iPhone or iPad can easily get turned into PDFs without leaving your mobile device, so you can save it for later viewing or sending to others. Here's how to do it.

How to save an email as a PDF in Mail

  1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap an email message that you want to save as a PDF.
  3. Choose the action button. The action button looks like a reply arrow (it's also used to reply to or forward email messages).

    To turn an email into a PDF, open the Mail app on your device, then open the email you wish to convert. Tap the Action button at the bottom. Source: iMore

  4. Scroll down, then tap Print to open the printer options.
  5. Pinch open the thumbnail image of the first page of your email.

    To turn an email into a PDF, scroll down, then tap Print. Pinch open the thumbnail image. Source: iMore

  6. Tap the Share button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  7. Select the app you want to save or share your PDF-converted email to. In the example, the PDF gets saved in iCloud.

    To turn an email into a PDF, tap the share button, then select the app you want to save or share your PDF. Source: iMore

Thanks to the in-app sharing feature in the Mail app, you can do a number of things with your new PDF. You can send it to a nearby person using Dropbox, save it to your Notes app, copy it to Books, and more. A lot of third-party apps support sharing and storing of PDF emails, too, like DropBox, Messenger, and Slack. The world is your oyster. Now go out there and turn some emails into PDFs.

Any questions?

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