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How to edit documents with read only on iPhone

New Here ,
Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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Hello. I have an iPhone with Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have tried editing documents on my phone, but I cannot edit or fill and sign. The document is listed with an error message as read only. How do I edit documents with my iPhone in the Adobe Acrobat Pro application?

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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@Austin241512650k6a wrote:

Hello. I have an iPhone with Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have tried editing documents on my phone, but I cannot edit or fill and sign. The document is listed with an error message as read only. How do I edit documents with my iPhone in the Adobe Acrobat Pro application?


 

Some of your terminology is confusing.

 

The iPhone does not support Acrobat Pro — you can only install Acrobat Reader for Mobile (free). If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro for desktop and have signed in with the same login, then it includes editing capabilities on the iPhone.

 

The exception is if the PDF is read-only. If the creator locked the file for editing then you cannot edit it without knowing the password and unlocking it. 

 

  • Did you get the PDF from a public website? If so, we can look at it.
  • Do you have Acrobat Pro on your desktop? If so, go to File > Properties > Security and tell us what it says.

 

There's a good chance I've misunderstood your question, so please clarify.

 

Jane

 

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New Here ,
Mar 07, 2023 Mar 07, 2023

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I have the same issue.

fillable pdf file is from web site 

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New Here ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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I have a similar issue- I can't switch a document from "read only." I am working on an ipad.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Hi @marielb66605481 @Vlada250642844d8k,

 

Hope you are doing well. Sorry for your experience with Acrobat Reader Mobile.

 

Files created read-only or protected from changes are only editable or fillable on the desktop version.

 

You might also try filling in the files on the online portal: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/home/

 

Hope this helps.

 

-Souvik

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Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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Good afternoon, I am having the same issue. Unrestricted pdf, (confirmed it is not read only), and when opening on ipad it says read only. It works fine on adobe acrobat reader (free) on desktop.

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