How to scan a document on Android


To scan a document on Android, open Google Drive and press Create New–> Scan.

How to scan documents on Android

If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, you will be able to scan documents directly without downloading third-party apps, as long as you have One UI 2 or later. Most Galaxy phones from recent years should have this feature, as Samsung is already rolling out One UI 4 to the Galaxy S20 and S21 series.

Simply launch the camera app from your Galaxy device and line it up with a document to begin scanning. When you see yellow lines bordering the paper, select Press to scan.

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You can then move the corners of the document to add or remove unnecessary parts. When you are satisfied with the scanned area, press To safeguard.

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Once the scan is saved, you will be able to view your document in the Gallery application.

If you have different Android skins, Google Drive is your go-to for scanning documents. It’s also a better option if you need to convert your scans to PDF documents.

First, open the Google Drive app and press the + icon at bottom right. Under the Create a new menu, touch To analyse.

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Position your phone‘s camera in front of the document and press the center button when you’re ready to scan the image.

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Yes, you can scan a document with your Android phone using Google Drive.

How do I scan a document and upload it to my computer?

Follow the steps in this guide to scan a document with Google Drive. You can then access your documents from your Google Drive on any device.

How do I scan a document with my iPhone?

If you have an iPhone with iOS 11 or higher, open the Remarks app, press the Camera icon and select Scan documents.

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