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How to Transfer PDF from iPhone to Computer

Backup iPhone PDF, documents or books to PC in the easiest way. This post is going to show you a step-by-step guide on how to transfer PDF documents or files from iPhone (iPad or iPod touch) to computer.

Updated Jan 19,2018 | by Shannon

As ardent readers, you might have hundreds of PDF files and books saved on your iPhone, and there might be the need to transfer PDFs from iPhone to PC for backup and safe keeping. Of course, you can have many reasons to copy iPhone PDFs to PC, the only problem is how to make it.

We are going to introduce you 2 ways. Check the following article, and figure out how to transfer PDF files from iPhone to computer via iTunes and IOTransfer. You must be very familiar with iTunes, how about IOTransfer?

PDF file manager and transfer tool

To transfer PDF files from iPhone to computer, we would be using a professional iPhone manager called IOTransfer. It would help you transfer PDF files, documents & books across iOS devices and PC.  The most recent version of IOTransfer provides complete support for all iOS devices with iOS 8 or later, including iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

In addition to providing support for PDF files, IOTransfer also allows you to transfer different type of files ranging from photos, music, videos to contacts and so on. It can be used as YouTube video downloader, video converter, iPhone cleaner and much more.

How to Transfer PDFs from iPhone to Computer

Like we mentioned before, IOTransfer offers you 2 ways to transfer PDFs. Free download IOTransfer to get started.

Method 1: transfer PDFs from iPhone to computer via USB cable. Connect your iPhone (iPad or iPod) to PC with a USB cable and run IOTransfer.

·         On the MANAGE tab of the IOTransfer program, select “Books” to view the books and PDF files available on your iPhone.

·         Once you have selected the PDFs you want to transfer, click on “Export” button on the program to transfer PDFs from iPhone to computer.




Instead of using a USB cable to connect, IOTransfer lets you Wirelessly Transfer contents from iPhone to computer. 

If you want to transfer other contents like photos, videos or music files from iPhone to computer wirelessly, you can take advantages of AirTrans app (find and download it at the App Store). Using AirTrans app to connect your iPhone and PC over Wi-Fi, and transfer contents between iOS devices and computer.

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Copy iPhone PDFs to PC via Email

Since iTunes can only transfer the purchased PDF items from iPhone to PC, here we introduce you another way, allowing you copy iPhone PDFs to computer without iTunes. Yes, we take benefits from Email.

·         Open Books app on iPhone and go to Library, or search the PDFs you want to transfer

·         Tap on the Share button and choose Mail




As we can find that you are not allowed to bulk-transfer PDFs from iPhone to computer via Email way. No matter for transferring or managing content & files on iPhone, we highly recommend to go with IOTransfer, your best iPhone manager.

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