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how do you set adobe as the default reader on a apple ipad mini. It keeps asking what to open pdfs with  and its a pain.

Hi lyndonp2424367​,

Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a mechanism for iOS users to set a default app for a given file type (examples: .pdf, .docx) on iPhone/iPad.

You just need to continue using "Open in" or "Copy to" to open PDF documents in Acrobat Reader on iOS.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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how do you set adobe as the default reader on a apple ipad mini. It keeps asking what to open pdfs with  and its a pain.

Hi lyndonp2424367​,

Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a mechanism for iOS users to set a default app for a given file type (examples: .pdf, .docx) on iPhone/iPad.

You just need to continue using "Open in" or "Copy to" to open PDF documents in Acrobat Reader on iOS.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Hi Lyndonp2424367,

When you open a PDF attachment from your email then it opens up in Apple's built in PDF viewer.

In order to open it in Acrobat Reader you have to Tap Share icon>Then choose Copy to Acrobat.

For detailed information please refer to the help document for the same- Acrobat Reader Help for iOS: Opening PDFs in Acrobat Reader

Regards,

Akanchha

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Hi lyndonp2424367​,

Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a mechanism for iOS users to set a default app for a given file type (examples: .pdf, .docx) on iPhone/iPad.

You just need to continue using "Open in" or "Copy to" to open PDF documents in Acrobat Reader on iOS.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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It's 2019 as I'm posting on this thread. Ive been affected by this problem for a while but I think i have found a solution. I'm on ios 13 btw. Heres the steps. I deleted all pdf tools app such as acrobat reader, signpdf pro, etc from the phone so that mail is forced to use its native pdf viewer to open a pdf attachment within itself (as it used too😉). You may need to disable the mail (on off green button) under setting>passwords & accounts and restart your phone. After restarting go back to the previous steps by enabling mail by clicking the green button. hooe this works for you. 

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Hi 

I have found out a way to open files by default on acrobat 

in this way you can use the goodness of the files app and still open PDFs directly to acrobat

I am using iPadOS 14 

Now, when you install acrobat you have to go to files and then you will see a folder called ACROBAT or ADOBE or whatever

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Now copy all your files existing on ON MY IPAD or ICLOUD drive and then paste it on that folder.

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Now you have to always go to folder and click on the file you want to open and it will directly open it in acrobat reader.

 

Hope it helps!

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