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  • Permanently unlock

    Permanently unlock

    Tired of unlocking the same PDF over and over? Our Unlock tool is designed to unlock password protected PDFs for good.
  • Drag and drop to unlock

    Drag and drop to unlock

    Password protected PDF? Not anymore. Drop your locked PDFs straight into the Lumin Tools PDF Unlock tool and gain access almost instantly.
  • Stay secure

    Stay secure

    The password may be gone, but privacy isn't. Instead of emailing, share unlocked PDFs with your Lumin Circle to keep things confidential.

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How to unlock a PDF


Sign up

Head to Lumin Tools, a sub-site of Lumin, and create a free account. Select the Unlock tool.


Add files

Drag and drop your documents, or upload files from the likes of Google Drive or Dropbox.



And you’re done! Your file will be available for you to download and use however you like.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Is Lumin free?

    Sure is! Lots of our tools are free. You can draw on PDFs, comment on them, add text, signatures and images; all the basics are covered.

    Our paid plans expand your toolkit: you can edit PDF text, redact information, create fillable fields and much more. Discover our plans to learn which one is the right fit for you.

  • What is Lumin vs Lumin Tools?

    Lumin Tools is a sub-site of Lumin hosting more advanced editing features such as the PDF Unlocker tool, OCR reader, Convert, Compress and more. Both sites are completely free to use.

  • Can I just unlock a PDF and go?

    Yes, absolutely. You need to create a Lumin Tools account, but it’s free and easily done. You’ll have a range of other PDF features at your disposal too, should you choose to explore them.

  • Can I lock a file?

    No, Lumin only allows you to unlock files. However, we do offer a secure platform for sending and sharing files as well as the Compress tool for downsizing larger files to avoid corruption.