As part of the iOS 11 update, Apple has added a document scanner feature that can create high-quality digital copies of physical documents. However, this feature was only available in the Notes app. With iOS 13, Apple has integrated its scanner directly into the file app, so you can quickly create PDF files and make more out of them with your iPhone.
By including the scanner in files, scans can be stored locally on the iPhone iCloud Drive or a third-party app with support for files like Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. The scanner supports some powerful features, including scanning documents in portrait and landscape orientation, as well as options for scanning in color, grayscale, or black and white. It also compensates for scanning at an angle and distorts the document so that the final image looks as if it had been scanned directly.
Many of you may find that you can completely remove third-party scanner apps. [1
Open the Files app and navigate to the location where you want to save the scan. Locations are everywhere in iCloud Drive. Third-party cloud storage apps like Adobe Creative Cloud, Amazon Drive, Baidu Network Disk, Box, Boxcryptor, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and SugarSync; and the built-in memory "On my iPhone" to save the file locally.
If the service you want to save does not appear, tap the ellipsis (•••) in the upper-right corner of the list. Browse page and then tap on "Edit" in the action sheet, from where you can choose which services will be shown in the Files app, but only those that are currently installed on your device.
If When you enable a service, you must open it on the Browse page after you click Done, because you may need to first authenticate it with your user credentials before you can read and write files that use iCloud may also appear here, such as Adobe Scan and Documents by Readdle, but you probably can not scan files in them because they are read-only.
Step 2: Open The Document Scanner
When you get to the location where you want to save the file, scroll up a bit to see a hidden toolbar below the search box. Touch the skip icon (•••) and then touch Scan Documents.
If you place the document on a surface with good contrast and good lighting, the scanner can more easily find the edges of the paper. For example, a white document on a black table can be scanned more easily than on a white table.
The scanner can also process documents in portrait and landscape format. Just move your iPhone to the side to determine the orientation of the paper, and iOS will take care of the rest.
The top toolbar provides some options for scanning the document, including flash activation, color options and auto or manual scanning.
Tap the lightning bolt icon to display the flash options Auto, On or Off. In general, iOS knows exactly when to use the flash, so "Automatic" should be fine for most scans. If not, use "On" or "Off" to manually control the flash. If you follow the above suggestions for document placement, you will get the best result with "Automatic" or "Off".
Starting from the three-circle symbol, the following color options are available: Color, Grayscale, Black & White and Photo. "Color" is best for color documents, while "Grayscale" is for documents with non-color images. Black and White is best for documents that are mostly text, and provides a good-contrast scan. Eventually, "Photo" retains the scans as image files instead of converting them to a PDF file.
If file size is a problem, Black and White creates the smallest PDF size, followed by Grayscale. then the "Photo" option creates the largest files of all options.
The Shooting Mode options include Auto or Manual, and a blue or yellow box appears around the document in Manual, and it will When you press the shutter-release button, you will not be able to scan until you have finished optimizing the corners of the paper.To end the scan, tap "Retain Scan" or return to the scan screen by tapping "Reapply" .
"Automatic" "iOS will try to find the document and automatically scan it. You'll know when the document is found, if you see a blue or yellow box, followed by a small spin box and a thumbnail image of the image pointing into the corner. You can also force iOS to prematurely scan by pressing the shutter button. At this point, you can optimize the corners as in manual mode.