How to Send a PDF File to a Mobile Device

Written by carmen s. jones
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How to Send a PDF File to a Mobile Device
Sending a PDF file to a mobile phone is convenient for business. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Sending a PDF file to a mobile device is possible. The mobile device has to have Internet or e-mail capabilities in order to receive the PDF file, usually a smart phone has this option available. Depending upon where the PDF file is located, you can send it as an e-mail from your cell phone or an e-mail from your computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Send PDF File From Cell Phone

  1. 1

    Locate the PDF file you wish to send on your cell phone.

  2. 2

    Click the "Send" icon on the screen and select "Email." An e-mail message screen will load with the PDF file attached.

  3. 3

    Type the recipient's e-mail address and the email message. Click "Send" when complete.

    E-mail PDF File From Comupter

  1. 1

    Open your e-mail account on your computer. Click on the icon "Write New Email."

  2. 2

    Type the recipient's e-mail address for his cell phone It will be the 10-digit cell number followed by the proper way to address the email according to the wireless carrier. For example, if the recipient has AT&T, you would enter the number followed by (

  3. 3

    Type the message into the email field not exceeding 160 characters.

  4. 4

    Click the browse button or paper clip on the email screen. Search for the PDF file on your computer.

  5. 5

    Click the file once found. It will load as an attachment into the email. Click "Send" when complete. The email, along with the attached PDF file, will arrive as a text message to the recipient's mobile device.

Tips and warnings

  • Menu selections may vary from device to device.

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