When you come across an essential webpage on Google Chrome, the most popular Android web browser, you may want to save as a PDF file. In such a case, you will have to use the Print option from the share menu of Google Chrome. While it is rare, but it is a possibility that you could find the print option somehow missing from the share menu of Google Chrome.
To understand the context more, let us first discuss why it is important to have this print option. After all, not many people use their Android mobile phones or iPhone to print documents. But most people use this print option to save a web page as a PDF file in their device. Let us see how, if you do not know already.
How to save a web page as a PDF file on Chrome
In order to print or save a web page (while browsing on Google Chrome) as a PDF file in your device, you may want to use the print option of the browser.
Assuming that you are on the web page that you want to print or save as a PDF file, you will have to tap on the vertical three-dots icon more_vert on the top-right corner of Google Chrome. A number of options will appear. Tap on the Share button.
Now tap on the Print or Chrome Print option, by default picture_as_pdf Save as PDF page should appear. If not, select picture_as_pdf Save as PDF from the drop drown menu at the top, and tap on the download icon.
It will lead you to the file manager. Give the new file a name, and save it.
If you want to print the web page, however, you need to have connected the device with a physical printer beforehand. In that case, you might find the list of connected printers from the drop-down menu as well. Select it, and you should be able to print the web page as well.
Now that you know how to print or save a web page on Google Chrome as PDF file in your device, you should also know that you may not find the print option in the share menu on Google Chrome, which justifies the second part of this article. Please continue reading.
Let us first identify your issue. One of the reasons you are not seeing the menu could be that the icon has changed. You may well be accustomed to print in the share menu, but recently it has been changed as a Chrome icon menu. So you might want to check whether there was any Chrome icon menu which reads “Chrome Print”.
If you have thoroughly checked and not found any such icons, proceed to the following.
Time Needed : 2 minutes
Bring Back Missing Print Option in Share Menu of Google Chrome
- Type chrome://flags into the address bar
If you do not find any print option in the share menu, that means you may need to reset the Chrome flags. To do that, open a new tab on Chrome and type chrome://flags into the address bar and go.
- Tap on Reset all to default
A new internal settings page will appear. Just tap on the Reset all to default.
- Relaunch Google Chrome
Once you reset the settings, you will be prompted to tap on a Relaunch button on the bottom of the page. Tap on it and the browser will restart automatically.
- Go back and check for Print option
Now go back to the web page you wanted to print or save as a PDF file—or any web page, for that matter—and on the top right corner, tap on the vertical three-dots icon ⋮.
Tap on the Share button from the list of options. And there you should find the Chrome Print button. If not, scroll up the share menu to see more sharing apps and you should find the Print option there.
- Google Chrome
- Android, iPhone