Earlier, iPhone users had to download a third-party app to scan documents and save them in a digital format on their phone. However, with the launch of iOS 11, you can now scan documents natively using the built-in Notes app. All thanks to the influx of many superior features, the app makes note-taking task a delightful experience. Here, we’ll walk you through the process regarding how to scan documents in iOS 11 using Notes app. Let’s take the plunge.
Scan Documents in iOS 11
The process of scanning a document in iPhone’s Notes app is as straightforward as it can ever get. The app auto-detects all the edges and snaps a perfect-looking shot at the moment you point your device camera at the paper. You can also adjust the scanned document as you want. Enough discussion, let’s get to know how to scan documents in iOS 11 using Notes app.
- Launch the Notes app on your iPhone and tap on the New Note button situated in the upper-right corner of the screen. Alternatively, you can also select an existing note if you want to add the document to that note rather than a new note
- Tap on the plus icon
- A pop-up menu will arise. Select the Scan Documents option to continue
- A camera screen will appear where you’ll fit the document within the frame. You’ll see a yellow box highlighting the document and then it will automatically scan the document for you. There’s even no need to tap on the shutter button
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- In case you want to disable the automatic shutter, tap on the Auto option in the top-right corner to change it to manual
- You can also change various other settings such as document’s color and choose to enable the flash or not
- Once you scan your first document, you can continue to scan more documents if you want to. Or else, tap on the Save button when you’re done
- You’ll be taken back to the note where your scanned document will be added. From there, you can write down some notes about the document if you like. Otherwise, tap on the Done button in the top-right corner to save the note
- When you go back to the main screen, you’ll see the new note on the list along with a thumbnail of the scanned document
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It’s worth noting that Notes can’t read the text of the scanned documents with optical character recognition (OCR). Although the Notes document scanner may not be on par with dedicated apps such as Scanbot, Evernote or Scanner Pro, it’s the simplest way ever to get the job done. For the vast majority of users, iOS 11 Notes app is something that they ever need to quickly scan anything on the go.
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