Where to Find Saved PDF Files on an iPad

  Matt Cone       May 19, 2012      Tutorials 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.

    Where to find saved PDF files on an iPad

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

    Where to find saved PDF files on an iPad

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.

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