How To Open Adobe Illustrator Files On Iphone

In the dynamic world of digital design, the ability to access and edit your work on-the-go has become essential. For designers who use Adobe Illustrator, accessing your .ai files on your iPhone is now easier than ever before. This blog post will guide you through the steps.

Using Adobe Illustrator App

Recent advancements by Adobe have led to the development of the Adobe Illustrator on iPad, and this has been extended to the iPhone as well. You can download and install it from the App Store.

Steps to Open Adobe Illustrator Files

Once you have the app installed, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Adobe Illustrator app on your iPhone.
  2. Sign in to your Adobe Account. If you don’t have one, you would need to create an account.
  3. After signing in, navigate to “Home” and then click on “Your work”.
  4. Click on the “+ Import and open” and select the .ai file you wish to open.
  5. The .ai file will then be loaded into Adobe Illustrator on your iPhone for you to view or edit.

Note: Remember to have your .ai files stored in a location accessible by your iPhone. You can use services like Dropbox, Google Drive or simply email the files to yourself.

Using Third-party Apps

If you don’t have an Adobe subscription, there are third-party apps available that allow you to view .ai files. However, it’s worth noting that these apps may only offer a limited view of the file, and they might not support editing.


Being able to access and manipulate Adobe Illustrator files directly from your iPhone offers great flexibility. Whether you are on-the-go or working remotely, this feature allows you to keep in touch with your projects anytime, anywhere. While having an Adobe subscription is the best way to access the full features, third-party apps can also provide a good alternative for viewing your files.