Add or Remove password protection in PDF
In this post, we are going to discuss on “How to Add or Remove password from PDF”. You will be guided with easy steps/methods to do so. Let’s starts the discussion.
Password Protection in PDF File: Bank Statement, phone bill, electricity bill or other sensitive documents as PDF file needs password protection so that the sensitive data on such PDF files could be safe, and requires to enter correct password each time when anyone trying to access. Password protected PDF files make the file secure/private from unknown/unauthorized users. So, if you want to add password to your PDF file, or remove password from existing password protected PDF file, then you are in right in right place for the solution.
If you are using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Acrobat Reader to open PDF file in your Windows computer, then it is quite simple to add password protection to your PDF file with just few steps. To do so, follow the steps below.
How to add password to PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro?
Step 1: Open PDF file you want to add password protection, in Adobe Acrobat Reader
Step 2: In right sidebar, click ‘Shield’ icon labeled ‘Protect’
Step 3: Select ‘Encrypt > Encrypt with password’ and hit ‘Yes’ button to change the security if you receive a prompt
Step 4: Tick the ‘Require password to open the document’ checkbox, and enter the password in ‘Document open password’ field. Also, check your password strength to strong
Step 5: Now, select the Adobe version from ‘Compatibility’ dropdown and choose the version equal to or less than your Adobe Acrobat or Reader version.
Step 6: Select ‘Encrypted all document contents’ radio button and hit ‘Ok’ to save the changes, you will be asked to enter the same password again to confirm and then hit ‘OK’.
Step 7: Once done, close PDF document and re-open it and check if it asks you to enter password to access the document. You can enter correct password to access the document.
PDF Password Tool: Alternative to Adobe Acrobat
PDFEncrypt is free-open-source PDF File Protection Tool alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro/Reader. It offers simple and effective tool for password protecting a PDF. It is quite simple to add password to PDF file using this tool with just few clicks. It offers you to choose a PDF File you want to encrypt, enter your password and click ‘Encrypt’. It also offers you as the ability to allow printing, copying and other actions.
2: PDF24 Creator
PDF24 Creator is another PDF Password protection tool offers you the ability to edit, merge, split, convert, compress, protect and unlock a PDF file. So, you can try this tool if you want to add password to your PDF file.
3: PDF24 Tools
The developers of PDF24 Creator also designed an online version of PDF24 with the name of PDF24 Tools. This online source hosts PDF features. You can easily protect your PDF file with password by dragging and dropping the PDF file and set the password the file, and then you can download and save the password protected file.
CleverPDF or CleverPDF.com is another source offers you to encrypt your PDF document with just few steps. It offers you to browse or drag and drop the PDF file you want to encrypt, and set the password to the PDF file. You are also allowed use option to restrict editing, coping, and printing with an owner password. You can download and save the encrypted PDF file in your computer.
How to remove password from PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro/Reader?
If you want to remove password protection from PDF File in Adobe Acrobat Pro/Reader, then you can follow the steps below to do so.
Step 1: Open PDF file with password protected in Adobe Acrobat Pro/Reader
Step 2: Now, select ‘Tools > Protect > Encrypt > Remove Security’
Step 3: If the PDF document has Document Open password, click ‘Ok’ to remove password from the document
Step 4: If the document has permission required, type the password in ‘Enter password’ box and hit ‘Ok’ and then click ‘Ok’ button again to confirm remove password.
How to remove password from PDF file using web browser (Google Chrome)?
You can also try to remove password from PDF file using Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 device.
Step 1: Open the PDF file on Google Chrome by applying the password
Step 2: Once opened, click on ‘Print’ button on Toolbar above PDF document
Step 3: Click on ‘Small’ arrow icon next to ‘Destination’, and select ‘Save as PDF’, and save the new file in your computer’s directory.
Step 4: Once done, opened the new file and check if password from PDF file is removed.
How to remove password from PDF file in Android?
Step 1: Open ‘Google Play Store’ App in Android and download & install PDF Utilities
Step 2: Once installed, open the PDF file with password protected in PDF Utilities App by clicking on ‘Select’
Step 3: Enter the password of PDF file and hit ‘OK’ button
Step 5: Once done, save the PDF file in your device and then open it, and check if the password from PDF file is removed.
How to remove password from PDF file in IPhone?
Step 1: Download and install ‘PDF Expert’ App in your IPhone from ‘App Store’
Step 2: Open the PDF file with password protected in PDF Expert App
Step 3: Enter the password to unlock it, click on ‘Three-Dots’ icon in top-right corner and select ‘Change Password’ and tap ‘Remove the password’
Step 4: This will remove password from PDF file. Once done, re-open the PDF file and check if the password is removed.
I am sure this post helped you on How to Add or Remove password from PDF with several easy steps. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.