Apple’s document scanner is hidden inside the Notes app, and because it supports in-app sharing, you can store the newly scanned document anywhere you want. Here’s how to scan on iPhone and iPad.
How to scan a document on iPhone and iPad
The release of iOS 11 added a new scanning feature to Notes. The document scanner is tucked away in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad. With just a couple of taps, you’ll have a solidly scanned document ready to mark up, covert to PDF, and share with another app.
- Create a New Note.
- Tap the More button just above the keyboard. It looks like a plus (+) symbol.
- Tap Scan Document from the list of options.
- Line up the document you want to scan.
- If the scanner doesn’t automatically scan, tap the shutter button to manually scan the document.
- Repeat the step above for each page you want to scan for a single document.
- Tap Save when you’ve scanned all of the pages you want to include with one document.
The scanned pages will populate in a new note in the Notes app.
If you’ve been using an iPhone for a few years, you probably have tried a number of document scanner apps in your lifetime.
If you’re tired of storing extra apps, just for the purposes of scanning a business card, flier, or document every once in a while, you’re free of the multi-app grind.