Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF Maker

Last modified
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Description of App

Adobe® Reader® is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Install the free Adobe Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Easily access, manage, and share a wide variety of PDF types, including PDF Portfolios, password-protected documents, fillable forms, and Adobe LiveCycle® rights-managed PDF.

View PDF documents

  • Navigate Adobe Reader and Read documents using iOS VoiceOver for Accessibility
  • Quickly open PDF documents from email, the web, or any app that supports "Open In..."
  • View PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDFs, annotations, and drawing markups
  • Search text to find specific information
  • Select single page or continuous scroll modes
  • Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view
  • Read in dark locations with comfort using Night Mode
  • Read long passages with Brightness Lock
  • Get definitions with iOS Dictionary support

Store and access documents in the cloud with

  • Share files across all of your desktop and mobile devices with
  • Automatically save changes back to the cloud
  • Synchronize where you are reading across multiple devices via

Navigate through PDF content

  • Use bookmarks to jump directly to a section in your PDF document
  • Tap on links in a PDF to open linked web pages
  • Go to any page by tapping the page number to enter a new page
  • Quickly navigate through large documents using thumbnails

Annotate and comment on PDF documents

  • Provide feedback using the highlight, strikethrough, and underline tools
  • Easily mark up PDF content with the freehand drawing tool, and easily undo mistakes
  • Add comments anywhere in your PDF with sticky notes
  • Add text with the Add Text tool

Fill out forms

  • Quickly fill out PDF forms
  • Have confidence that the form is correct with field validation, calculation, and formatting.
  • Save, sign, and forward forms to others

Organize your documents

  • Create folders to make organizing and finding documents easier
  • Make copies of documents to mark up or to use as templates
  • Rename documents
  • Easily select and delete multiple documents

Electronically sign documents

  • Use the Ink Signature tool to sign any document using your finger

Print and share documents

  • Print wirelessly with AirPrint, including your comments and forms.
  • Share PDFs with other applications using "Open In..."
  • Email PDFs as attachments

Available languages:
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish

Adobe Reader for iOS is free.

By downloading, you agree to the Terms of Use at



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is quite accessible, although it does have some issues when it comes to the advanced features.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

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Submitted by Esther on Thursday, February 7, 2013

The latest version of Adobe Reader (10.4.4, released December 19, 2012, running under iOS 6.1) does not read any PDF document content or page elements with VoiceOver. You can navigate the app's controls, but none of the actual PDFs are readable within the app, including their Getting Started document. The only way I found to read PDF content was by double tapping an "mp share iOS md m dk" button, which let me open the document in iBooks and read it there, or email it. This seems to be a regression from the previous report of not being able to "read fluently" with VoiceOver.

Version 10.5.0 was released to the App Store yesterday with VoiceOver improvements mentioned in the release notes: "What's New in Version 10.5.0 • VoiceOver integration for Accessibility • Sync last position via • Go To Page • Smart Zoom • Night Mode • Screen Brightness Lock • Undo in Freehand Annotation tool • Performance improvements on newer devices. • FormsCentral PDF Validation • Various Bug fixes and improvements in Form handling" If anyone has tried this new version, please report back on your findings!

Submitted by Dom on Saturday, March 9, 2013

So, I just tried Adobe Reader for iPhone, for the first time, and it looks ceompletely accessible with VO! I remember people were saying how they couldn't read the getting started doc, I can, and navigation looks very easy.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
First, I must commend the developers in charge of the new Adobe Reader for the IOS. They have done a toal 180 on this app. Going from being totally inaccessible to mostly accessible is awesome! Most of the app itslef appears to be very easy to use. I was able to load up a few of my Microsoft Books that I use for work. I was able to go through the entire book with ease. I love the fact there is two options to read through the PDF. One if using the Ticker of which page you are on and allowing you to flick up and down to the page you want. I really love the three fingers swiping to the left and right that also move the pages. The Tools are a bit confusing but with some practice where to find them. It can be used. Some of the areas doesn't quite work right with the typical flicking left and right. There was a section at one time that I could only get out of the page was doing a touch to find the certain buttons and this mode would not work with the flick to the right nor left. However, it was very accessible if you like to navigate around the page with your fingers. Something to note when you want to change pages with the three fingers swipe to the left or right. You will hear the ding sound as to us is typical that means there is nothing to do. In fact it does change the page. It pauses for about a second and then start to read the page to you. So it does work just wasn't expecting the ding and if they could remove this to advoid confusion. As in a typical PDF it will read the entire page. So I wasn't able to read by words, lines, and such. It is the entire page or nothing There are tools that you can add comments and highlight the PDF. I hadn't taken the time to really try this out fully but does appear to be fully accessible. You can Copy and change the View on the PDF as well. I am just very impressed by the work they have done. So job well done to Adobe! We can't wait to see any future updates for it and making it even more accessible! I know the Team would love to hear in what others have found with this app and if any part that you have found not to be accessible? What is your thought on their changes?

Submitted by Dom on Sunday, March 10, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

Mouse, can you load .epub books into Adobe Reader? Or just PDFS. I, myself, noticed the same accessibility issues you were encountering, as well. But for the most part, I'd say its about 80-90% accessible!

"What's New in Version 10.6 • Enhanced integration with • Option to flatten when Sharing files • View Notes attached to text markup • Updated iPhone UI • Delete and Rename files on • Bug fixes and Security updates"

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Monday, May 19, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Adobe Reader version 11.3.0 is now available:

"What's New in Version 11.3.0

Bug Fixes"

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