How to scan documents on iPhone without third-party apps

How to scan documents with iPhone

It should be noted that in the iOS App Store there are applications that do the job of scanning documents very well and also offer additional tools. However, it is not even necessary to have them to be able to process a physical paper document to a digital document. For this you will simply need take a photo of the document with your iPhone. But since this falls short, there is the option of perform the scan with the native Notes app.

The aforementioned Notes app has improved considerably in the latest versions of iOS and has added remarkable functionalities like the one we are dealing with in this post about scanning documents. With it you can adjust the white color of the document, cut out the part you are not interested in and there is even the possibility of save the document as PDF, the ideal extension for this type of file. How? Well, following these steps:

  1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone.
  2. Create a new note and once inside it click on the ‘+ symbol‘.
  3. Choose ‘Scan documents’.
  4. Now take the photograph and adjust the different parameters color, document size, etc.
  5. Click on ‘Keep scanned file’ In the bottom left.
  6. Click now on ‘Save’ in the lower left if you do not want to scan more documents and if you do not repeat the process.

Once you have added the scanned document (s) to the note, you can share them by Posts, email, WhatsApp and even upload it to a cloud storage service, print it or create a PDF. To do this, you will only have to click on the scanned document and then click on the share icon that is in the upper right.

It’s that simple to scan documents with your iPhone. In this way, you will no longer have an excuse not to do it and continue to keep the paper documents. It is also very useful if you do not want to have to resort to a professional scanner and even buy one if you do not have one.

We also remember that iCloud Drive is a good option to store this type of document in the cloud. Apple gives away 5 GB of storage for each Apple ID, however it also offers more storage for prices ranging from 0.99 to 9.99 if you buy 2TB, an amount with which you will surely never lack space for these documents and other types of files.

Have you had any problems when following this tutorial to scan documents with your mobile? Tell us in the comment box and we will try to help you.

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