How to Scan with an iPhone

In this article, we’re going to cover how to scan with an iPhone.

Let’s jump in.

How to scan with an iPhone 11 / 12 / 13

The process for scanning with an iPhone is very simple. You just need to open the Camera app and point your device at the document or object you want to scan.

Once the Camera app has focused on the document or object, you’ll see a white border around it.

To scan the document or object, just tap on the screen. The Camera app will then take a picture of the document or object and save it to your Photos album.

How to scan with an iPhone 6 / 7 / 8

The process for scanning with an iPhone 6 / 7 / 8 is a little bit different than scanning with an iPhone 11 / 12 / 13.

To scan a document or object with an iPhone 6 / 7 / 8, you’ll need to open the Photos app and select the “Scan Documents” album.

Once you’re in the Scan Documents album, just point your device at the document or object you want to scan.

The Camera app will then take a picture of the document or object and save it to the Scan Documents album.

Scan a document with your iPhone or iPad using the Notes app

You can also scan documents on your iPhone or iPad using the Notes app.

To do this, place your document(s) on a flat surface where there’s sufficient lighting.

Open the Notes app. Create a new note or open an existing note.

If you wish, you can create a folder called “Scanned Documents” where you can store and find anything you’ve scanned.

With a note open, tap on the camera icon then Scan Documents.

It’ll look like the following.

Scan a document with your iPhone or iPad using the Notes app

Make adjustments as necessary to get the perfect scan

You can:

  • define the corners if the scan doesn’t scan as you’d like
  • change the color scheme
  • rotate the document or
  • add more pages

When scanning multiple pages, take care to keep them in order. If not, the app will try to put them in order for you.

The Notes app can also create PDFs from scans.

To do this:

Open the note with the scan(s) you want to turn into a PDF. Tap on “Share” and then “Export as PDF.”

Name the file and save it where you’d like.

You now have a PDF of your scanned document!

Conclusion

iPhone scanning is a quick and easy way to digitize your documents and add them to your digital files.

With just a few taps, you can scan just about anything – whether it’s a receipt, contract, or magazine article.

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