Remove PDF Password

How To Remove PDF Password Protection [Tutorial]

PDF is the perfect format to share documents, scans and more online. Due to the retained formatting, they can be transferred between systems and still look exactly like they are supposed to. In order to keep the information in your document safe, you can protect them with a password.

What if you need information from a password-protected PDF though? If you know it, you can actually remove the password!

This tutorial will explain how you can unlock any PDF file as long as you know the password.

Unlock PDF Documents

On PDF2Go, you can not only protect PDFs but unlock them again as well. It’s an easy, fast and free way to remove a password from a previously protected file.

What you need for the password removal:

  • the PDF document
  • the password

This is, at the same time, the restriction. We can only unlock the PDF with its original password. If you don’t know the password of the PDF, it can not be unlocked with our service. Furthermore, we can only remove the password from a PDF, not from any other files such as archives or, e-books.

How To Remove PDF Password Protection

Now, let’s have a look at how the unlock function works.

  1. Go to
  2. Upload the password-protected PDF file.
  3. Enter the password in the respective field and click on “Set password”.
  4. Click on “Save changes” and the process of removing the password will start.

And that’s it. On the next page, you can choose what you want to do with the now unlocked PDF:

  • Save it to a cloud storage
  • Download it
  • Download it as a ZIP file
  • Further edit or convert it

Of course, you can also upload and unlock several files at once. Using the checkboxes on the download page, you can choose which files to download or add to a ZIP.