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Save as PDF not working in Chrome? Here’s a simple workaround

chrome save as pdf not working

You can save every webpage or string of webpages in Chrome as a PDF with the Share menu on Android, iOS, or desktop. Thanks to the Print function that allows you to preview and save pages before printing, you can save whatever you like as a PDF document and store it locally. So, if Save as PDF is not working in Chrome, you can use the Print preview to overcome this problem. Learn how below.

How do I enable PDF saving on Android?

Back in the day, there was an option to save web pages as PDFs but that’s not the case these days. Nowadays, the default option is to save web pages as HTML documents on Chrome for desktop. And a similar file extension is available on Android. This is definitely not as sharable and convenient when compared to PDF format.

Luckily, there’s the aforementioned workaround that allows users to save web content in PDF format. We made sure to explain the procedure on Android, iOS, and desktop.

Here’s how to save web pages as PDFs on Chrome for Android:

  1. While in Chrome and on the web page you want to download, tap on the 3-dots menu and then tap Share.
  2. Select Print.
  3. Select Save as PDF and choose the preferred Paper Size, Orientation, and number of Pages. You can select a Page range if you don’t want all pages.
  4. After everything is done, tap on the yellow PDF icon.
  5. Choose the location where you want to save the PDF and tap Save. chrome save as pdf not working

This is how to save web pages as PDFs on Chrome for iOS:

  1. Open the web page you want to save as a PDF in Chrome and tap on the Share icon in the Address bar.
  2. Choose Print.
  3. Select Orientation, Paper Size, and Paper range.
  4. Once you customize everything to your liking, tap Print.
  5. Choose Save to Files from the pop-up save as pdf not working
  6. Choose the location and tap Save.

Pressing Ctrl + P will bring the same menu on Chrome for the desktop. From there, you should have an easy time creating and saving a web page as PDF files.

And, on that note, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and, if you have any questions or suggestions, make sure to share them with us in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in March 2022. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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