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How to use the document scanner on iPhone and iPad

Apple's document scanner may well be the solely scanner you can ever want, ever once more.

When you've been the use of an iPhone for a couple of years, in case you have attempted quite a few document scanner apps for your lifetime. I do know I've. I've my favorites. I stay a few them in my Productiveness folder on my iPhone and iPad.

If you are uninterested in storing further apps, only for the functions of scanning a industry card, flier, or document each and every every now and then, you are about to be freed from the multi-app grind.

In iOS 11, Apple added a document scanner that works beautiful darn smartly. It is hidden inside of the Notes app, and as it helps in-app sharing, you'll retailer the newly scanned document anyplace you wish to have. Here is how.

How to scan a document on iPhone and iPad

The document scanner is tucked away in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad (to be had in iOS 11 and later). With simply a few faucets, you can have a solidly scanned document able to mark up, covert to PDF, and proportion with some other app.

  1. Release the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Create a New Notice.
  3. Faucet the Extra button simply above the keyboard. It seems like a plus (+) image.
  4. Faucet Scan Document from the record of choices.

  5. Line up the document you wish to have to scan.
  6. If the scanner does not routinely scan, faucet the shutter button to manually scan the document.
  7. Repeat the step above for each and every web page you wish to have to scan for a unmarried document.
  8. Faucet Save whilst you've scanned all of the pages you wish to have to come with with one document.

The scanned pages will populate in a brand new be aware in the Notes app.

How to mark up a scanned document on iPhone and iPad

As soon as you have got scanned a document you'll mark it up with any of the integrated markup gear in the Notes app. With the markup gear, you'll spotlight, hand write, lower out and transfer sections (magic rope taste), and upload a textual content field, form, or arrows. You'll additionally upload your signature proper from inside of the Notes app.

  1. With the scanned document open, faucet the Proportion button in the higher proper nook of the display.
  2. Faucet the Markup button.

  3. Make a selection the device you wish to have to use.
  4. If you wish to have to upload a form, textual content field or signature, faucet the extra gear icon. It seems like a plus image.
  5. Mark up your document.
  6. Faucet Executed if you end up completed.

The scanned document will save all of the markup adjustments you made.

How to convert a scanned document to a PDF on iPhone and iPad

When you plan on saving your scanned document as a PDF, you'll temporarily convert all pages into one PDF from the Notes app.

  1. With the scanned document open, faucet the Proportion button in the higher proper nook of the display.
  2. Faucet the Create PDF button.

  3. Faucet the Proportion button in the backside left nook.
  4. Make a selection an app to proportion the PDF to.

How to ship a scanned document to some other app on iPhone and iPad

You wouldn't have to flip a scanned document right into a PDF so as to ship it to a distinct app or proportion it with anyone. If truth be told, the scan itself is a PDF, and whilst you proportion it, it'll already be configured as a PDF for you (in different phrases, you wouldn't have to open it in the Notes app).

  1. With the scanned document open, faucet the Proportion button in the higher proper nook of the display.
  2. Make a selection which app you are going to ship the document to or proportion it by means of.
  3. Whole the strategy of sending or sharing the document.

How to delete a scanned document on iPhone and iPad

When you've by chance scanned the identical document two times, or make a decision you wish to have to check out once more after you have got stored a scanned document, you'll delete a unmarried scan with no need to delete a whole document.

  1. With the scanned document open, swipe to the left or proper to make a selection the scan you wish to have to delete.
  2. Faucet the Trash button in the backside proper nook of the display.
  3. Faucet Delete scan.

You are going to solely delete the explicit scanned web page you have got decided on. If you wish to have to delete the whole document, merely delete the be aware.

Any questions?

Do you may have any questions on how to use the document scanner in the Notes app in iOS 11? Put them in the feedback and we're going to assist you to out.

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