How to Scan on iPhone

Scan PDF, JPG, PNG documents easily from your iPhone 12, 13, 14, or 15 (Pro and Max):
  1. Download and open Scan.Plus App for iPhone
  2. Use your Camera to turn your iPhone into a scanner
  3. Review, edit, or share your documents from your iPhone
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Why Scanning on iPhone is Becoming a Trend?

The demand for efficient and convenient solutions has never been higher for businesses. Among the many technological advancements improving businesses’ work efficiency, scanning apps have become a trend.

This tool, previously seen as machines in offices, are now seamlessly integrated into our iPhone and iPad, making document management more accessible than ever before. But why are these digital solutions gaining such popularity and what are the different ways to use it with your iPhone?

Scanning apps meet the needs of businesses, streamline personal organization, and even enhance security in our continuously paperless world.

What Types of Documents Businesses Scan on their iPhone?

  • Contracts
  • Invoices and receipts
  • Purchase orders
  • Expense reports
  • Healthcare records
  • HR documents
  • Legal documents
  • Research papers

Whether you're digitizing receipts, contracts, or handwritten notes, your iPhone can serve as a powerful tool for scanning documents. Among the various methods available, using a dedicated scanning app stands out as one of the most efficient and versatile options. Let's explore how you can leverage scanning apps to effortlessly digitize your documents right from your iPhone.

3 Ways to Scan Documents on iPhone

1. Use a Scanning App (Best Option for Businesses)

Scanning apps offer a comprehensive solution for capturing, enhancing, and organizing documents directly from your iPhone. With features like automatic edge detection, perspective correction, and OCR (optical character recognition), these apps ensure that your scanned documents are crisp, clear, and ready for digital use. 

A scanning app such as Scan.Plus provides a user-friendly interface designed to enhance your scanning experience. Scan.Plus is ideal for both individuals and professionals seeking an efficient way to manage paperless documents. It allows for easy organization by category and facilitates the sharing of critical files on the move.

Scan.Plus seamlessly integrates with leading cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud, making sure your scanned documents are always within reach on any device. Whether it's collaborating with team members or accessing essential files remotely, our app streamlines this process to maintain your productivity, regardless of your location.

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2. Position your document in the center and scan it.
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3. Choose the category that correspond your document.
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4. Share, email, save, sign, or fax your document.

2. Use your iPhone Camera to Scan (Best for Quick Scanning)

This method of scanning documents is easy and quick but limited in customization. The steps are simple:

  • Open the Camera App
  • Position the document
  • Focus and Adjust
  • Capture the Image
  • Crop the image (if needed)

Once you have your scanned document, you can always use an additional app like Scan.Plus to upload your saved image, add an encrypted signature via an add-on, and share your document.

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1. Open your iPhone camera and snap a photo.
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2. Crop and scale documents for better visibility.
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3. Use the OCR technology if needed to extract text.
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4. Share, email, save, sign, or print your document.

3. Use the Native iPhone Notes app (Best for Personal Use)

Another alternative to scan a document with your iPhone is by using the pre-installed "Notes" app with basic features, which is typically available on your home screen. This option is usually best for personal use and here are the steps to start scanning documents on Notes:

  • Open Notes and select a note or create a new one.
  • Tap the Camera button, then tap Scan Documents
  • Place your document in view of the camera.
  • If your device is in Auto mode, your document will automatically scan. If you need to manually capture a scan, tap the Shutter button  or one of the Volume buttons. Then drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, then tap Keep Scan.

Once you've scanned your document, you can adjust the corners to your desired fit, change the document's color scheme, rotate it, or add additional pages. After clicking save, the final scanned document will be stored in your notes.

This method is great for individuals but would be limited for businesses as it might be difficult to properly store, filter, and organize large amount of documents.

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1. Open Notes on your iPhone and start scanning documents.
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2. Drag to adjust corner and crop your document.
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3. Add sticker, text, signature, or shape to documents.
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4. Share, email, save, sign, or print your document.

Recap: Which Scanning Option is Best for iPhone?

iPhone Scanning Options
iPhone Camera
iPhone Notes
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High document resolution
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Edit, crop, filter
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AI Powered
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Encrypted data
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Categorize files
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Merge documents
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Compliant eSignature
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Scan and Secure Your Documents with Your iPhone Using Scan.Plus

We provide robust security and privacy measures to protect your data. With Scan.Plus, you can confidently scan and secure your documents directly from your iPhone, knowing your information is safeguarded with some of the most advanced protections available.

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Scan.Plus App Features on iPhone

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Scan and create single or multi-page PDF documents using your iPhone.

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Easily crop, rotate, reorder, and delete pages from your files.

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Sync your scanned documents to Scan.Plus online storage.

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Share PDFs via email or apps like Gmail and Dropbox.

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Optimize scans for size and color directly on your iPhone.

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Use OCR to extract and edit text from scans.

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How to scan PDFs on iPhone?

To scan PDFs on your iPhone 12, 13, 14, or 15 (Pro and Max) download our scanning app from the App Store. Open the app, position your document within view of your iPhone's camera to see it clearly, and capture the image. Repeat this process for each document you need to scan, and then use the app to export them as a PDF.

How to scan photos on iPhone?

To scan photos with iPhone, simply download the Scan.Plus scanning app from the App Store. After installation, position your photo under the camera, use the app to capture the image, and save it to the app's History tab. You can repeat this for every photo you want to digitize, and merge them if necessary.

How to remove pages from PDF on iPhone?

It's straightforward to remove pages from a PDF using the Scan.Plus app. Open the app, select your document, tap the Edit icon, then tap Edit again to remove unwanted pages. Remember to hit Done to save your adjustments.

Are my documents safe with the Scan.Plus mobile App?

Scan.Plus redefines online scanning by blending top-notch security with ease of use. Rest assured, every document you scan is well-protected, keeping your information secure and private.

Is Scan.Plus available on any iPhone device and any IOS version?

Yes, you can scan on iPhone with Scan.Plus on iPhone X, XS, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (Mini, Pro and Max) and IOS (Operating system) 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 (latest).

Start scanning now.

Scan.Plus is a secure mobile scanner available for individuals and businesses completely for free

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