How To Scan a Document with an iPhone 19/04/24

Did you know you can use your iPhone as a scanner to scan documents and images? Here’s how.

Follow these steps or watch the video below.

  1. Head into your Notes app on your phone – this is where all your iPhone’s scanner features live.
  2. Once you’re there, tap the pen icon in the bottom corner to start a new note
  3. In the new note you have a few icons appear mid way down the screen. Tap the camera icon and we’ll then see some extra options.
  4. Press scan document to get the scanning process started.
  5. Grab the document you want to scan (works best if it is placed on a flat surface) and focus it inside the camera frame.
  6. The document will be surrounded by a yellow box once your iPhone has recognised it.
  7. If your iPhone camera doesn’t automatically recognise the document after a couple of seconds, you can also press the circle capture button to capture it manually.
  8. If you have a document with several pages just follow this capture process with each page one after the other.
  9. When you’ve finished capturing all the pages, just press the save icon.
  10. The documents will then appear in your notes and you can add any text you’d like underneath or edit the name of the file.
  11. If you want to delete a page, tap the toolbar on the top right and you’ll see three dots appear on the pages – tap that and along with several other options you’ll also see delete page.
  12. Your scanned documents can then either be viewed on your phone or you can share or email them as a PDF document.

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