Where do airdropped pdfs go on iPhone?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

When you receive an AirDrop of a PDF file on your iPhone, the file will usually go to the app associated with PDFs, which is the Files app. The Files app is a built-in file management app on iOS devices that allows you to organize and access files from various sources.

To locate the AirDropped PDF file, you can follow these steps:

1. Unlock your iPhone and go to the home screen.
2. Look for the Files app, which has a blue folder icon. If you can’t find it, you can swipe down on the home screen and use the search bar to search for “Files”.
3. Once you open the Files app, you will see different file locations such as iCloud Drive, On My iPhone, and any other third-party cloud storage services you may have connected.
4. Tap on “On My iPhone” to access files stored directly on your device.
5. Within the On My iPhone section, you will find various folders. Look for the AirDrop folder, as AirDropped files are often saved there.
6. Open the AirDrop folder, and you should see the PDF file you received.

If you prefer to save the AirDropped PDF file to a different app, such as a PDF reader or a specific document management app, you can do so by following these steps:

1. After receiving the AirDrop, tap on the notification that appears on your screen.
2. This will open the Share sheet, which displays different options for handling the file.
3. Scroll through the options and look for apps that are capable of opening and managing PDF files. These can include apps like Adobe Acrobat Reader, PDF Expert, or even Apple’s own iBooks app.
4. Tap on the app you want to use to open the PDF file, and it will be saved in that app for future access.

It’s worth noting that the exact behavior of AirDropped PDF files may vary depending on your device’s settings and the apps you have installed. Some apps may have their own specific folder or organization system for managing files, so it’s always a good idea to explore the different options available within the app you’re using.

AirDropped PDF files on your iPhone will typically be saved in the Files app or the app associated with PDFs, but you have the flexibility to choose where you want to save and access them based on your preferences and installed apps.