5.12. Upgrade the PDF reader in Documents

Documents 7 introduces the powerful built-in PDF reader. For free, you can annotate PDFs, add sticky notes and comments, draw with the Apple Pencil, paste shapes, and even fill out forms.

Once you need more, Documents offers an optional subscription for advanced PDF tools like text editing, page management, and redaction.


If you purchased PDF Expert 6, all the features you had access to are also available in Documents 7. To get new advanced PDF features like customizable toolbar and file size reduction, you can purchase a subscription in Documents 7.

If any features you purchased don't appear in the app, please open the Documents Settings and tap Restore purchases.

How to upgrade the PDF reader in Documents 7:

  1. Launch Documents 7.
  2. Open Settings > Upgrade to PRO.
  3. Tap Start free trial.
  4. Review the subscription terms and confirm the action.

The payment will be charged to your iTunes account. The subscription renews automatically until you cancel it.

You can cancel a subscription anytime in the Settings of your device at least one day before each billing date.

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The subscription is only required for the professional PDF features. You do not need a subscription to manage your files, watch movies, read books, listen to music, download files, connect to PC, transfer files, etc. All these features are available to you for free, without any limitations.

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