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Q: How do I save a downloaded PDF on my phone or tablet?

I clicked a link to a PDF from within an app (such as MIT Atlas) on my phone or tablet, and I wish to retain a copy of this file. How do I do that?

For Apple iOS devices

Open the desired document. In the case of the MIT Atlas app, this would be done by clicking the "Download" button indicated in red here:

Clicking the "Download" button should open the PDF, which can then be saved by clicking the "Share" icon indicated in red here:

For Android devices

Click the "Download" button for the relevant document:

Select the application you wish to view your PDF in. Most Android devices should have at least one of these options and all will work:

If you do not have any applications listed here, you may need to download a dedicated PDF reader app, such as Adobe Acrobat.
Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded here:

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Last Modified:

April 21, 2023

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