How to Split a PDF File

In this article you will see the steps to split a PDF file and merge PDFs.

In this case, I’m using an Android, iPhone, and Windows 10 PC. Let’s get started.

How to Split a PDF File

PC

You can use a browser or a PDF reader to split PDF file. See below for details.

Chrome

​Open the PDF you want to divide in the Chrome browser.

Click on the “Print” icon above, or press CTRL + P. Now you will see the “Print” popup.

Make sure you see “Save as PDF” next to “Destination.” If not, select it from the drop-down list.

Aside from the “Pages” option, you will see a drop-down list with two options: All and Custom.

Choose the latter.

Enter the desired page numbers and ranges in the field.

Click the “Save” button and save the PDF.

Firefox

​Open the PDF you want to split in Firefox.

Click on the “Print” icon at the top or press CTRL + P.

You can now see the “Print” pop-up window. Make sure that “Microsoft Print to PDF” is selected.

In the “Page range” section, select “Pages.”

Now enter the desired page numbers and ranges.

Click on “Print” and save the PDF.

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Edge

​Open the PDF on Microsoft Edge.

Click on the “Print” icon at the top or press CTRL + P.

In the “Print” pop-up, make sure you see “Microsoft Print to PDF” in the drop-down list under “Printer.”

Under “Pages” you can see the text field. Select it.

Enter the desired page numbers and ranges.

Click on the “Print” button and save the PDF.

PDF Reader

​Open the PDF you want to split into Acrobat Reader DC.

Press CTRL + P and you will see a “Print” pop-up.

Make sure that the drop-down list beside “Printer” has “Microsoft Print to PDF.”

In the “Pages to Print” section, select “Pages.”

Now enter the desired page numbers and ranges.

Play with other options if you like.

Click on the “Print” button and save the PDF.

Android

Install and open the PDF Utils app.

Tap the “Split” option.

Select the PDF.

Now you will see a pop-up where you have to enter the page range.

Enter it as you want and then tap “OK.”

Give permission for the app.

That’s it. You’ll see the output PDF(s) in the folder that bears the name of the PDF you selected, which you can find in the “Documents” folder.

iPhone

Install and open the iLovePDF app.

Navigate to the Tools tab.

Click on “Split PDF.”

Select the desired location. I select “iPhone.”

Tap “+” at the bottom. Click “Browse.” Search for and tap the PDF file you want.

Now select the file.

Hit “Next” button.

Tap “Split by ranges” option.

Tap “Add range.” Enter the page range you prefer. To add more page ranges, perform this step again.

Click the Split button.

That’s it. You can see the output PDF(s) in the subfolder of the iLovePDF folder.

How to Merge PDFs

PC

​Install and open PDF Split and Merge (PDFsam) Basic software.

Click the “Merge” option.

​Click “Add” at the top and then add all the PDF files you want to combine, or drag and drop all the PDF files you want to merge into the top section.

​Now, if you want, select the PDF and then you can use the “Move Up” and “Move Down” buttons to rearrange the PDF files.

​If you like, play with the options in the “Merge settings” and “Destination file” sections.

​Click on the “Run” button below.

That’s all.

Note: Remember that you have a separate merged PDF file and the original PDF files remain unaffected.

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Android

Install and open the PDF Utils app.

Tap “Merge PDF/Images.”

Provide permissions for the app.​

​Now, find and select the PDF documents you want to merge.

Tap “OK.”

​On the “Reorder Files” screen you can rearrange the PDF documents.

To rearrange, drag the four vertical lines next to the PDF document for which you want to change the order and place it in the desired position.

​Tap the “Tick” icon at the bottom.

​In the pop-up, enter the filename you want and then tap “OK.”

That’s it. You can see the merged PDF file in the “Documents” folder of the internal storage.

Note: Remember that you have a separate merged PDF file and the original files remain unaffected.

iPhone

Install and open the iLovePDF app.

Navigate to the Tools tab.

Click on “Merge PDF.”

Select the desired location. I select “iPhone.”

Tap “+” at the bottom. Click “Browse.” Search and tap the PDF file you want. Perform this step for all the PDF files you want.

Now select the files.

Hit “Next” button.

Drag and drop the files if you want to re-order.

Click “Merge.”

That’s it. You can find the combined PDF file in the iLovePDF folder.

Note: Remember that you have a separate merged PDF file and the original files remain unaffected.