Recover Lost Mac & iPhone Data Quickly, Safely and Completely

How to Remove PDF Security in Mac OS X/Windows?

Wondershare PDF Password Remover for Mac It is a professional PDF tool to remove restrictions on copying, editing, and printing PDF files. And if you have the authorized password, you can even remove PDF Open Password on it as well.

Platforms: Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7, or 10.6 Go to PDF Password Remover (For Windows Users)

"I have a secured PDF and want to remove the security, so I can highlight and comment on the PDF. Any idea about how to remove PDF security? "—Dave

This question comes from Yahoo Answer. And the other day, one of friends asked the same question. Now thousands of reports, textbooks, dissertations shared on the Internet are PDF files. However, to protect the owners' rights, 95% of these PDF books are protected from being copied, edited, and printed, even for non-commercial purpose. To work or study more efficiently, sometimes, remove PDF security is very necessary. The following is about how to use a PDF security remover to remove PDF security.


To remove security from PDF, a PDF tool is needed. Here in this article, the PDF security Remover we're going to use is Wondersahre PDF Password Remover, an app specially designed for removing PDF protection. It allows users to remove both owner and user passwords within a few seconds. And only in 3 clicks, you'll remove security successfully. See the 3 steps.


Step 1. Download and install Wondershare PDF Password Remover

Click the download button o download Wondershare PDF Password Remover installation package. And then double-click the setup file to install it.

Step 2. Upload PDFs

On Mac, drag and drop PDF files to PDF Password Remover. On Windows PC, click the Add Files button to locate the PDF files on your hard drive disk. Batch removing PDF security is supported. Here in you can upload up to 200 files to the app at a time.

PDF Restriction Remover

  • If a lock appears on the PDF item bar, it means the PDF is protected by an Open Password, which is used to protect the PDF from opening. In this case, you need to enter the right password to unlock the PDF.
  • If no lock appears, it means the PDF is protected by an Owner Password, which is used to protect the PDF from copying, editing, and printing. If so, just skip to step 3.

Step 3. Remove PDF security

Click the Start button to remove the PDF security. Bingo! You've made it. Just in a second, you'll find the PDF Password Remover has arranged the PDFs properly in the preconfigured folder.

Related Articles