How To Download And Install Adobe Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, or Adobe Reader for short, is a free software that is mostly used for viewing, printing and editing PDF documents. The software is connected to Adobe Document Cloud, making it accessible across multiple devices, including several mobile and desktop platforms. To download the latest version of Reader for your Mac or Windows computer, or your mobile device, follow the steps outlined in this guide below.

Step 1: Download Adobe Reader

To download Reader for Mac or Windows, visit or search “Download Adobe Acrobat Reader” on Google and click on the top link. On the right-hand side of the page, you should see a box that reads: “Adobe Acrobat Reader DC”, with a blue box beneath that reads: “Download Acrobat Reader”. Click this blue box to begin the download process of the latest version of the program for your operating system.

Step 2: Install Adobe Reader

The installation wizard for Adobe Reader DC will appear in the toolbar along the bottom of your screen. Click once to open the installation wizard, and, when asked if you want to allow the program to make changes to your device, click “Yes” to install Adobe Reader. The software will then take a couple of minutes to download. Wait until the bar has hit 100%, then click “Finish”.

Step 3: Open a PDF

When the install has completed, the program should load straight onto your screen. If it doesn’t, you should find a shortcut to the system on your home screen. Double click to open, then click “Work with a PDF now” to add your PDF file to the software. You can use Reader to edit as many PDF files as you need. You can use the program to edit a PDF file or fill and sign in a form.

Step 4: Get Adobe Reader On Mobile

To use the app version of this Adobe program on your mobile for free, visit your Play Store or App Store, depending on whether you have an Android phone or iPhone. In the store’s search bar, tap in “Adobe Reader”. Tap the first result, then tap “Download” or “Get”. The PDF viewer will download and be ready for use in minutes. You will find it as a bright red icon reading “PDF” on your homepage. Click to open and view a PDF file of your choice.