Unlock PDF

With Soda PDF’s Unlock PDF, you can unlock PDF files in a flash. Our online unlock PDF tool will help unlock a PDF. Remove password from PDF files with ease. It's simple, it's easy and FREE*

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Your files are only stored on our servers for 24 hours, after which they are permanently destroyed.

How to unlock PDF files

1 Choose a file to unlock

Select the PDF to unlock: upload the PDF remove password file or files from your computer or from a cloud storage service such as Google Drive or Dropbox. You can also drop files directly from your computer. Drag-and-drop PDF files into the box from your computer to begin to remove password and unlock PDF.

2 Unlock the PDF password

Enter & use the password that was made to restrict access to the PDF file. If the password you entered matches the one created to lock the file, the PDF will unlock and remove all restrictions to the file. You will then be able to access the PDF file freely.

3 View and download

Once your file has been unlocked and the PDF password has been entered, access the file or files by: downloading to your computer, viewing the PDF in your browser, or having a link to your file (valid for 24 hours) emailed to you.


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You control the level of protection within your document

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Remove PDF security to edit documents

Our online PDF password tool allows you to lift password restrictions within your document to unlock your PDF. Share your PDF, or files, without sharing your password! Removing PDF password security allows you to share your PDF with someone, without using your password, but the file can be modified.

Change permissions

Once you have removed password protections and edited your document, you can use our Soda PDF Protection tool from our full online application to add a new password or change permissions. Try our other online tools for your document needs. Use our PDF convert tool to convert to PDF or convert from PDF.

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