How to Fetch and Edit PDF Metadata on iPhone

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PDF files can contain metadata like title and author. Highlights uses this information to generate the header at the top of your notes. If the metadata is incomplete and the PDF contains an identifier link, Highlights will ask you permission to download the full metadata:

Found metadata alert

If you accept, this will download the metadata and update the header of your note.

Edit Metadata

To edit the metadata, tap the More-button in the toolbar to bring up the document settings:

Toolbar with More button highlighted

Scroll down to the Metadata section:

Note format settings screen

Tap on Edit Metadata to bring up the Metadata section:

Edit metadata screen

Here you can edit the contents freely and the changes will be reflected in your notes header.

If Highlights was unable to download metadata automatically or the information downloaded was incorrect, you can enter a DOI-link in the Link-field and fetch metadata manually by clicking Download Metadata.