The place to learn about your Mac. Tips and tutorials for novices and experts.

Where to Find Saved PDF Files on an iPad


In another tutorial, we discussed how to save PDF files on an iPad. But where do you find the PDF files that you've saved on your iPad? They're stored in the iBooks app, but you might have to change collections to see them.

Collections are essentially folders for the books and files stored in iBooks. By default, all PDF files are stored in the PDF collection. If you have a different collection open, you won't see the files in the other collection. For example, if iBooks opens to the Books collection, you probably won't see any of the PDF files that you've saved. You'll need to change to the PDF collection to see the PDF files.

Here's how to find saved PDF files on an iPad:

  1. From the iPad's home screen, tap iBooks to open it.

  2. Tap the Collections button in the top left corner, as shown below.

  3. Tap PDF. The saved PDF files will appear, as shown below.

By the way, you can always tell what collection you're in by looking at the top of the iBooks window. In the example above, it says PDFs to indicate that you're viewing PDF files.

Related Articles


Meet Your Macinstructor

Matt Cone, the author of Master Your Mac, has been a Mac user for over 20 years. A former ghost writer for some of Apple's most notable instructors, Cone founded Macinstruct in 1999, a site with OS X tutorials that boasts hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per month. You can email him at: matt@macinstruct.com.


 
                          





Copyright © 2016 Macinstruct. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.