The general consensus has been that iPhone users are used to operating in a limited ecosystem where there are a lot of things they can simply not do on their smartphones. While that may have been true a while ago, Apple has radically been making changes over the last couple of years or so in their OS updates which enables users to do more with their phones than ever. The iOS users got the ability to utilize widgets even though the implementation is not across the springboard but in the Notification Center as well as ability to quickly switch the toggles or launch apps using the Control Center. However, despite this one thing that iOS has not been cool with is internal conversion of files on the system in itself unlike Android devices where you have several of these converters.
However, with iOS 9 things are set to change once again and for the better. It was by accident that we discovered that iOS 9 allows you to convert your images as well as Notes files directly into a PDF file and then go ahead and share it either via an E-Mail or directly with your Dropbox account. If you would not want either of the two, you can simply convert the file into a PDF and save it in your iBooks app and have it across all your iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad or the Mac.
This is especially useful when you simply need to get an image out of your Photos app and still keep it on your device, at a place where not everyone would instantly check your device. So how to go about it? Simply follow the tutorial below:
Go ahead and select the picture that you wish to convert in your Photos app to a PDF file.
Click on the Share icon on the bottom left and find the ‘Save PDF to iBooks’ icon in the sharing tray and click on it.
You will instantly see the image being converted into a PDF file with the message on top confirming the same.
You can then click on the Share icon on the top left of the PDF file to either simply Print the image or E-Mail the same file to anybody you wish to share it with. You can also bookmark the PDF by clicking on the red ribbon on top right corner.
Once you are done, go ahead and open the collection of books on iBooks and you will see your currently saved image as well as the Notes in case you choose are saved right there. You can obviously access this iBooks account from any device and still find your Notes or Files right there.
Just to reiterate, you will need iOS 9 running on your iPhone or iPad to be able to utilise this feature. It is extremely easy to install iOS 9 Public Beta on your device, and in case you have not done that yet, you can find the instructions, right here.