How to Scan Documents with Google Drive on Your iPhone

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The iPhone and iPad are two of the most popular pieces of technology out there today, and they come with a lot of great features. One such feature is the ability to scan documents using Google Drive. With this feature, you can quickly and easily scan documents like receipts, letters, and billing statements so that they can be saved as searchable PDFs in your Google Drive account.

The first step to scanning a document using Google Drive is to open the app and tap “Add” in the bottom right corner. From there, select “Scan” and take a photo of the document you would like to scan. You then have the option to crop and adjust the scan area as needed, before giving it a title or selecting one from a list of suggestions (this list is only available in certain countries). Finally, when you are ready to save your document, tap “Save” at the top right of your screen.

It’s also worth noting that you can use Google Drive on your iPhone or iPad to back up photos, contacts, calendar events, and other content from your phone or iCloud account. Photos will back up automatically to Google Photos while contacts will go into Google Contacts, and calendar events into Google Calendar – making it easy for you to keep all of your important information safe.

So if you have an iPhone or iPad and need an easy way to scan documents for safekeeping – look no further than Google Drive! With just a few taps on your device’s screen you can quickly get all of your important documents scanned and stored safely away in your cloud account – giving you peace of mind when it comes to keeping all of your paperwork organized.

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Scanning Documents from Google Drive App

To scan a document using the Google Drive app, follow these steps:
1. Open the Google Drive app.
2. In the bottom right, tap Add.
3. Tap Scan.
4. Take a photo of the document you’d like to scan.
5. Adjust the scan area by tapping Crop if needed.
6. Create a title for your scanned document or select one of the suggested titles (only available in the United States).
7. Tap Save to save your finished document.

Can I Use My iPhone to Scan Documents?

Yes, you can scan documents with your iPhone. To do this, open the Notes app on your iPhone and select a note or create a new one. Place your document in view of the camera and press one of the volume buttons to take a picture of it. Next, drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, then tap ‘Keep Scan’ to save it. You can also use third-party apps like CamScanner or Scanner Pro to help you scan documents on your iPhone.

Scanning Documents Directly to Google Drive

To scan a document directly to Google Drive, open the Google Drive app and tap the ‘Add’ button in the bottom right corner. Tap ‘Scan’, then take a photo of the document you would like to scan. You can adjust the scan area by tapping ‘Crop’. Once you have framed your document correctly, create a title for your scan or select one of the suggested titles provided. Finally, tap ‘Save’ to finish scanning and saving your document directly to Google Drive.

Scanning a PDF from Google Drive to an iPhone

To scan a PDF from Google Drive to your iPhone, open the Google Drive app on your device. In the Home tab, tap the add icon to the right. Then select Scan. Allow Drive to access your camera if you haven’t already. Take a photo of your document, then tap the checkmark in the bottom-right corner to save it. You’ll see a preview of the document and can adjust settings such as color, brightness, and resolution if desired. Once you’re happy with the scan, tap Save in the top-right corner and choose where you’d like to store it in Google Drive. Your scanned PDF will now be saved in Google Drive and available for access on your iPhone.

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The Google Drive app allows users to scan documents on their iPhone and iPad, though this feature is only available in the United States. By using Notes or the Google Drive app, users can easily scan documents and save them as searchable PDFs on their Google Drive. Additionally, Google Drive can be used to back up content from an iPhone and iCloud account, including photos that will be backed up to Google Photos, contacts to Google Contacts, and calendar events to Google Calendar.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.