iOS Tech Tip Tuesday

Scan Documents with the iOS Notes App

With so many of us working from home, we’re going to need to send more files electronically instead of using paper documents. Most of us don’t have a scanner, but did you know your phone makes a great scanner? Today’s tech tip is for iOS, but this feature is also available on Android and in other iOS apps.

The tip today is that the document scanning feature is built right in to iOS.

To scan a document using your iPhone, launch the Notes app. Make a new (blank) note, and tap the camera icon above the keyboard. One of the options is Scan Documents.

Make sure to take the photos using lots of light. Laying the paper flat on a table next to a window is usually pretty effective. Otherwise, try using a bright overhead light. Move to the side a bit, so you don’t get a shadow on the paper from your phone.