PDF is one of the most popular ebook file formats and if you own a Windows PC, I am very much sure that you can open a PDF files rather easily. Android is similar to PCs in many ways and you can open PDF files along with other popular ebook file formats.
If you can’t open PDF files directly on your Android device, then continue reading to find out how to open PDF on Android devices. Many phones already feature built-in PDF readers, but if your phone doesn’t have one, then you can use one of the apps mentioned below in order to open PDF on Android.
Method 1: Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader is quite popular on Windows PCs and it is one of the best Android PDF apps available on the Google Play Store. Adobe reader is brought to you buy Abode who is the creator of PDF file format. This particular Android PDF reader is easy to use and it lets you open PDF files on Android in just several seconds. The app also brings various advanced features, such as brightness lock and night mode. It also supports search, scroll and zoom functions.
Adobe Reader also lets you fill forms that are in PDF format. One of the best features of this app is that it lets you sign PDF files with your finger, so you can even sign on letters and forms directly through your Android device. The app also lets you print PDF files through Google Cloud Print.
Download and install Adobe Reader on your Android smartphone or tablet. You can download it using the Google Play Store button below.
Make sure that the PDF file is stored on your phone or tablet. If the file is on your PC, then connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable and transfer the file to your phone or tablet.
Using any file manager, navigate to the folder where the PDF file is saved on your Android device and tap on the file. Adobe Reader will automatically open the PDF file on your phone.
You can also open the PDF file by launching the Adobe Reader app first. Tap on the Menu button in the top left and go to Documents. All your PDF files will be listed here. You can open your desired file by tapping on it.
Method 2: PDF Reader
Like Adobe Reader, PDF Reader is also one of the best Android PDF apps that you can download from Google Play Store. This Android PDF reader is easy to use and is customizable. It brings Night mode and a full screen mode. PDF Reader also lets you translate text using online dictionaries.
Download and install PDF Reader on your Android smartphone or tablet. You can download the app through the Google Play Store button below.
There’s also an ad-free pro version of the app available that brings a new search results filtering feature.
Make sure that the PDF file is saved on your Android device. If the file is on your PC, then connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable and transfer the file to your phone or tablet.
Navigate to the folder where the PDF file is saved on your Android device using any file manager and tap on it. PDF Reader will open up the PDF file. That’s it!
You can also open the PDF file after launching the PDF Reader app manually. Under the SCAN tab, you’ll see all the PDF files stored on your Android device. You can open your desired file by tapping on it. You can also locate and open the file manually by going to the BROWSE tab and navigating to the folder where the PDF file is stored on your Android device.
Why can’t I open PDF files on my android phone
Sometimes you may face challenges in opening PDF files on Android. During those times, follow the simple steps below:
- Delete the Android app and re-install it again.
- Try a different PDF viewer. A simple search in Google play with PDF word shows a lot of results including Google PDF viewer.
- If you can not open it on a different PDF reader, then try to open it on a desktop.
I believe the latest Android smartphones and tablets come with built-in PDF readers as PDF is one of the most popular file formats for ebooks and documents. If for some reason, you are unable to open PDF on Android, then you can use any of the apps mentioned above in order to open PDF files on Android. Make sure that you follow all the instructions properly and feel free to shoot your questions in the comments area below.