Apple’s smartphone is equipped with a scanner-like function found in the Notes app. It can be used to scan documents on iPhone. You don’t need to use any third-party apps like Office Lens or carry a bulky scanner for this purpose. So, if you are interested in knowing how to use this feature, read along to find out!
How to scan documents on iPhone using the Notes app?
Notes app in iOS allows its users to scan documents on iPhone without installing third-party apps and convert them into one PDF file. In just a few simple steps, you can get a solidly scanned document ready to be shared across multiple devices. Here’s how to do it!
- Launch the Notes app.
- Open a note and tap the camera icon.
- Select the Scan Documents option.
- Position the document in view.
- Tap the Keep Scan option.
- Hit the Save button.
- Share the document.
Can you scan documents on iPhone?
Yes, Just make sure you have the Notes App installed on your Smartphone.
Launch the Notes app on your iPhone. (You can use the app to create a new note directly in the Notes app. Or you can ask Siri to start one for you).
Open a new or existing note and tap the camera icon at the bottom of the app screen.
Next, choose the Scan Documents option.
Position your document in the camera’s view. Here’ you can either use the auto-capture option by bringing your document into the viewfinder or use the shutter button to capture the positioned area.
Adjust the corners of the scan by dragging, if needed, and tapping the Keep Scan button. Scan more pages if required.
Choose the desired style for your copy. By default, the options available are,
- Black & White
Tap the Save button visible in the bottom right corner of your iPhone screen.
Your scanned document will be ready. Tapping the share button from within the scanned docs will allow you to markup, markup as PDF, print, copy, and share.
So, if you would like to edit the document, there’s an option to rename it. Besides, there’s an editing toolbar residing at the bottom of your screen. You can use it to add more pages, change the filter, rotate, and crop.
A good feature of the Apple Notes app is that its scanning tool works well, irrespective of the size of a document.