How To Scan A Document With Your Smartphone

1 month ago

For those of you who do not own a desktop scanner, turning a paper document into a digital one may have forced you to waste unnecessary time on occasions where you need to get it sent to someone quickly.

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Yet, digital copies can be made by using various apps for iOS and Android mobile devices, or even via the Google Drive app.

If you are wondering about the end product, you should be aware that mobile devices' built-in cameras can provide you with high-quality scans of documents.

How to scan documents using iOS' Notes app

The solution is already there for iOS users as Notes is a free app installed in your device and offers you the option of scanning a paper document, with the process being straight-forward.

1. Open the Notes app on your home screen.

2. Tap the New note icon.

3. Then, tap the plus sign circle icon.

4. Choose the menu option: Scan Documents

5. Take photo with your mobile

6. Tap Retake in case you want to scan the document again or tap Save and it will appear on the note.

7. You can find the document in Scanned Documents and share it by tapping the share icon in the top-right of the screen.

Scan documents with Google Drive (Android users)

For Android users who are willing to scan documents such as receipts, letters, and billing statements via the Google Drive app you can:

1. Open the Google Drive app.

2. In the bottom right, tap Add.

3. Tap Scan.

4. Take a photo of the document you'd like to scan.

5. To adjust scan area: Tap Crop.

6. To take photo again: Tap Re-scan.

7. To scan another page: Tap Add.

8. To save the finished document, tap Done.

Download a scanner app

Alternatively, you can opt for one of the various apps offered to both Android and iOS users through the app store, with Tiny Scanner (Android and iOS) and Scanner Pro (iOS) being two of the most popular options.

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