How to Make pdf Password Protected PC & Android

Hello friends, Welcome back to thetrendybusinesss. In this article, we are writing about How to encrypt/password protect pdf file with Adobe Acrobat and also How to create pdf Password Protected without Adobe Acrobat.

PDF is a user-friendly, printable, downloadable, and portable file format that works across all systems. In our digital era, PDF has replaced many paper documents and paperwork.

But the main question is When you send a PDF file, how do you know the file is secure? How secure is your data really? Password protection is one of the first ideas that come to mind when considering “document security.” 

 It is the easiest way to ensure that a sent file is protected. Here we are going to show you How to create pdf file Password Protected with or without Adobe Acrobat.

Now, let’s move to our main topic without wasting time.

How to create pdf file Password Protected with Adobe Acrobat.

Follow these steps :

  1. Open the PDF document you want to create a password for.
  2. Select the Tools tab, and then scroll down to select Protect.
  3. Choose the Encrypt option and then Encrypt with Password.
  4. You will be asked if you want to change the security of the document. Click Yes.
  5. Select Require a Password to Open the Document, then type the password in the corresponding field. 
How to Make pdf Password Protected
  1. Click OK. At the prompt to confirm the password, retype the appropriate password in the box and click OK.

That is all your pdf is now secure with password. This method is mainly useful in PC not in Android. But don’t worry we have other methods to make your PDF secure without downloading any app.

How to create pdf file Password Protected in Android

There are many ways available to secure PDF file in android but all contains downloading some apps. Here we are going to show you how to create locked PDF file in mobile without downloading any app.

There are many online tools available to make that happen but we have found one best tool among all.

1. PDF2GO

This tool provides best advanced options to make your pdf secure in all way. There are other options also available like Split PDF, Compress PDF, Merge PDF, Covert to PDF from other formats, Protect PDF with password etc.

First of all open the website of PDF2GO by clicking here. You will see an interface like below image.

how to secure pdf with password

Now Click on the Choose File button and select the pdf you want to be protected or you can also drag and drop the PDF file there to make it easy on PC. On Android devices, you only have to upload files.

After the document is successfully uploaded scroll down and enter the password you want to create. Enter the same password in the below section.

Now Scroll down the page and you will see some advanced options like Prevent Printing, Prevent Copying, Prevent Modifying to make your PDF more secure.

how to create encrypted PDF file in android

As per your need, you can choose options from that. Now after this is done simply click on the start button and click on the download button. Now, your PDF is downloaded and also secured with password.

So, we can say that PDF2GO is an excellent tool to make pdf file password protected.

2. Small PDF

Small PDF is also an amazing tool that provides all types of options like Compress, Merge, Split, Converter, Edit PDF, etc. You can see it in the image given below.

how to create a password on pdf file

One disadvantage of this tool is that there are not any advanced options available like Prevent from copying, printing, and modifying. Apart from that, all other tools are excellent. So you don’t have to find any other tool or app to make changes in your documents.

Now let’s see how to make a secured PDF file with a Small PDF. First of all, open the website of Small PDF by clicking here. You will see an interface like the below image.

Now Click on the Choose File button and select the pdf you want to be protected or you can also drag and drop the PDF file there to make it easy on PC. On Android devices, you only have to upload files.

After the document is successfully uploaded enter the password you want to create and then click on the encrypt PDF button.

At last, click on the download button. Now you are done your PDF is encrypted or secured with a password.

These two tools also work very well on macOS. So you don’t have to download any other sofware to lock your PDF.


Final Words

That is all about How to create pdf Password Protected with or without Adobe Acrobat in Android, PC, and macOS.

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