How To View Adobe Illustrator Files On Iphone

If you are a user of Adobe Illustrator, a widely-used vector graphics editor, and wish to view your files on your iPhone, this can be a bit challenging as .AI files are not compatible with iPhones. However, do not worry, as we have a solution for you! In this guide, we will explain how to view Adobe Illustrator files on your iPhone.

Step 1: Convert .AI files into .PDF

To view Adobe Illustrator files on your iPhone, you first need to convert these files into .PDF format. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Open the .AI file in Adobe Illustrator on your computer.
  • Go to the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Save As.’
  • In the Save dialog box, choose PDF as the format and click ‘Save.’

Step 2: Transfer the PDF Files to Your iPhone

Now that we have our .AI files converted into .PDF, it’s time to transfer these files to your iPhone. You can use various methods for this, such as via Email, iCloud, or using iTunes.

Transfer via Email:

  • Email the PDF file to yourself.
  • Open the Mail app on your iPhone, locate the email, download and save the PDF file.

Transfer via iCloud:

  • Upload the PDF file to your iCloud Drive from your computer.
  • From your iPhone, open the Files app and locate the PDF file in your iCloud Drive.

Transfer via iTunes:

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  • Open iTunes, select your device, and click on ‘File Sharing.’
  • Select ‘Adobe Acrobat’ and click ‘Add,’ then choose the PDF file.

Step 3: View the .AI files on Your iPhone

Now that you have the PDF files on your iPhone, you can view them using any PDF viewer app such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Apple’s native Files app.

And voila! You have successfully viewed an Adobe Illustrator file on your iPhone. Even though there isn’t a direct way to open .AI files on your iPhone, this workaround ensures you’re able to access and view your important Illustrator files wherever you are, directly on your iPhone.


This easy, three-step process makes viewing Adobe Illustrator files on your iPhone a breeze. Whether you want to review a design on-the-go or share it with a client, now you know how to do it efficiently. Happy designing!