Safari no longer opens PDF's

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by sparkhill, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. sparkhill macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    After updating to iOS7, Safari asks which app I want to use to read linked PDF's. I need to view PDF files and no longer being able to do so without using iBooks or another app is a major pain. Anybody have ideas?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    What's the issue with using iBooks or Adobe Reader or something like that?
  3. komiothebeat macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    Corona, CA
    While i don't know OP's original problem with it, but it can be cumbersome to have to download ANOTHER app to do something safari did in io6 .. ..

    also at my work we have these mobile ios devices that we use throughout the store, and we use PDF's frequently on the devices through the safari browser, wonder what will happen when they switch // upgrade to ios7 lol
  4. Rogue Caper macrumors newbie

    Rogue Caper

    Sep 18, 2013
    Just tried it..... Works the same as before for me. As in safari opens the PDF and gives you the option to open in another app (iBooks, etc)
  5. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    Hmm for me pdf viewer in safari works, dont need ibooks or other. Can view pdf files via safari
  6. iRobby macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    Safari opens up PDF for me with option to save it in iBooks. I use that option to save bus schedules. But didn't need to open in iBooks to initially view a PDF.
  7. edtechvc macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    I'm having the same problem but it only occurs when opening PDF's that are set by the host to "force download" rather than open in window or tab... any ideas around this?
  8. Rao66fr macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2013
    Tap on the document in safari. And at the top, there are two options: open... And open in iBook
  9. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
  10. sparkhill thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    So the issue of some PDF files no longer opening in Safari seems to be related the .htaccess settings of the Wordpress website. Requiring force download of PDF's seems to be a solution. It is a specific problem on specie sites.

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