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How to Unlock a PDF

AltoPDF team

Jan 23 2020 / 9 min read

Those who receive locked PDFs by e-mail or by downloading them from the Internet know that they aren’t so easy to unlock.

In most cases, this is difficult without the help of special software. If it’s pre-installed on your device, there usually isn’t anything to worry about - but you can’t always download such services both on your computer and smartphone.

Luckily this option is available online. Our service provides you with an easy-to-unlock option, that can provide you with exactly what you need. This solution can work on any internet-connected device and can operate on any web browser.

Just follow the steps given below:

1 Visit the Online Service

First of all, you will need to open the website. You can type in the full web address by just typing “Alto Unlock PDF” in your browser’s search field. Once you arrive at the website, you will see the starting page of the platform. It contains the following interface:

2 Upload the File to the Website

The starting page contains the drag and drop box. This is for when you’re adding a file from your desktop computer or laptop. Also, there’s the opportunity to upload the PDF with the “Choose file” button. In addition to traditional methods, the sample can also be imported from any cloud service that you work with. Just select the upload method you prefer and your file will be ready in a few seconds. Then, the password insert interface will appear:

3 Unlock Your Document

 The next step is unlocking the file. First of all, select the desired language and make sure the “Caps Lock” button is off. The provided password may be long, so you may want to copy and paste it instead of typing it in. This is how a page with a typed password, ready for unlocking, looks like:

4 Save the Sample To Your Device

After you unlock the document, you need to save it to your device or cloud storage. Download the file and it should open immediately. Remember, that the platform automatically removes your PDFs after you reload the page or start another operation.

This service has numerous and unique tools for processing your documents. To see all of them, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the option you need.