If you use iPhone and have the necessity of scanning some documents or other texts and pictures, it would be really cool to know how to scan with iPhone. This function is especially useful when you don’t have a scanner nearby and the deadline is close. To scan with iPhone is much easier and faster than to do it in the traditional way. Moreover, thanks to a good camera in the last iPhone models, the documents will not lose the quality.
Read the instruction for how to scan using iphone below.
How to Scan Document Using iPhone 8 Quickly (iOS 11)
Open the app called Notes, create a new note by pressing a button in the lower right-handed corner. Then click on the plus sign above the keyboard and choose Scan Documents in a popped-up menu.
You will see that the camera is opened. The photos are taken automatically when the camera recognizes a document.
There’s a visual instruction for ios 8 in the picture.
How to Scan With iPhone 8 (on iOS 12+)
iPhones with IOS 12 and more have a camera sign instead of a plus, so after opening Notes and creating a folder for a new note, click on this sign. In other relations, the procedure is the same.
In case the function of automatic scanning doesn’t suit you (for example, if you can’t open the next pages of a document fast enough), turn it off. When the camera view is opened, press Auto in the corner of the screen to switch it to Manual. Now you should click on the button every time you want to take a scan.
If a document consists of several pages, just continue to take pictures one after another.
How to export scanned document on iPhone 8
There are 2 ways to copy scanned documents in other places.
The first is to press a sign in the upper right-handed corner of the screen in a note with a document. Pick an app where a document should go (Mail, Books, Message, or some other messenger).
The second way is to click on the picture of a scanned document in the note to call a context menu, then click on Share and choose an app.
In both cases, you can create a PDF file and send it to another app, for example to Documents. To do it, press Create PDF, Save File To…, choose an app from the list, and press Add.
To avoid the situation when you can t find scanned documents, it is better to keep all the scans in one folder (apps such as My scans, My scanner app for Androids suit for this purpose) and name them correctly, in such a way that you’re able to understand what the document is by its name.
For those who use Notes and scan a lot, Notes Plus for iPhone or iPad would be not a bad option. Its advantages are Multi-level folder management, high-quality handwriting, support Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, and the function of converting handwriting to text. However, the minus is that the app is paid. At the time of writing this article, the cost is $9.99. Fortunately, except Notes Plus, there are lots of free scanning apps for iPhone.
If the scanned documents that you send with an app, for example, Camscanner, are not emailing, you should check the emailing app first, because exactly it implements the operation of sending. In case you don’t see letters in Sent, look into the Outbox folder.
The structure of scanning apps is similar, so, whether it is Camscanner or u-scan, the present manual will suit any of them.
How To Scan With Iphone To Get a Clear Scan Result
Notes app has the function of editing the appearance of a document. Press on the icon with the circles in the middle of the lower panel. There will be 4 variants: Color, Greyscale, Black&White, and Photo. The effects are shown in the photo above. Pay attention, by default the document has a Color effect. You can also cut and turn the document if needed. A plus icon allows taking some scans which will be added to the opened document.
Besides, in conditions of lack of light, there is a possibility to turn the flash on while you’re taking a photo. Just press on the icon when the camera view appears. If you, on the contrary, want to escape turning the flash on when taking a photo, make sure to turn it off because the flash is in Auto mode by default.
As for the technique of taking a scan itself, you should control that the document is in focus (press on the place where the document is to get it to focus) and that the yellow highlighting defines the area of the document correctly. If not, you can go to Manual mode and change it by pulling the corners of the highlighted area after taking a photo.
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