How to Scan a Document into your Device

How to scan a document into computer, smartphone, or tablet… for this you must have a scanner or a printer with a built-in scanner connected to your system.

You may utilize built-in Notes app on an iPhone, while Android users can use Google Drive’s scan feature to scan documents.

Methods : How to Scan a Document

  • On Windows
  • On Mac
  • On iPhone
  • On Android

Method 1 : On Windows

STEPSPROCEDURE
1Place a face-down document in the scanner. Ensure that scanner is on and connected to computer before proceeding.
2Open Start Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
3Type and press fax and scan into Start by searching for the Windows Fax and Scan app.
4Tap Windows Fax and Scan placed at the top of the Start window.
5Tap New Scan in the upper-left side of the Fax and Scan window to open a new window.
6Ensure that the scanner is correct.
7Select a type of document by tapping the “Profile” drop-down box and select the type of document in the drop-down box. Type is Photo
8Decide on document’s color. Tap the “Color format” drop-down box to select either Color or Black and White.
9Select a file type by clicking the “File type” drop-down box, then click the file type like PDF or JPG that is wished to be used to store the scanned document on the computer. it’s best to select PDF whenever scanning anything other than a photo, .
10Change any other options on the page.
11Tap Preview at the bottom of the window to bring up a scan to show you what preliminary scanned document will look like.
12Tap Scan at the bottom of the window to start scanning into computer using selected options and format.
13For finding scanned document. To do so:
Open Start
Open File Explorer
Click Documents on the left side of the window.
Double-click the Scanned Documents folder.

Method 2 : On Mac

STEPSPROCEDURE
1Place a face-down document in the scanner. Ensure that scanner is on and connected to computer before proceeding.
2Click and Open the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen for a drop-down menu to appear.
3Press System Preferences at the top of the drop-down menu.
4Tap Printers & Scanners which is a printer-shaped icon is on the right side of the System Preferences window.
5Tap on scanner by clicking scanner’s or printer’s name in the left-hand column.
6Press the Scan tab at the top of the window.
7Tap Open Scanner near the top of the Scan tab window.
8Press Show Details in the lower-right side of the window.
9Select a file type by tapping the “Format” drop-down box, followed by clicking a file type (e.g., PDF or JPEG) that you wish to use or to save your file. It’s best to select PDF while scanning anything other than a photo.
10Pick a color by clicking the “Kind” drop-down box at the top of the page and selecting a color option
11Check for the storage location by clicking “Save To” drop-down box and tapping a folder in which you wish to save the scanned document.
12You may change the “Resolution” value or the “Orientation” value.
13Click Scan in the bottom-right corner of the window to begin scanning into the computer. Find it in selected save location when it finishes.

Method 3 : On iPhone

STEPSPROCEDURE
1Open Notes by tapping the Notes app icon.
2Tap the “New Note” icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
If Notes opens to a note then tap < Notes in the top-left corner of the screen.
If Notes opens to the “Folders” page then go to storage location before continuing.
3Tap plus-shaped icon is at the bottom of the screen. A pop-up menu will appear.
4Click Scan Documents at the top of the pop-up menu.
5Point your hone’s camera at a document to ensure whole document is on-screen. The better well place and centred the document is on-screen, the crispier the scan will be.
6Click the “Capture” button which is a white circle at the bottom of the screen to scan the document.
7Press Keep Scan in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
8Tap Save in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
9Click in the top-right corner of the screen.
10Scroll right and click Create PDF and ensure scrolling from right to left over the bottom row of options and not the top.
11Press Done in the top-left corner of the screen.
12Save scanned document by tapping Save File To… when prompted :-
Press iCloud Drive or another cloud storage option.
Click Add in the top-right corner of the screen.

Method 4 : On Android

STEPPROCEDURE
1Open Google Drive by tapping Google Drive app icon resembling a blue, green, and yellow triangle.
2Select a folder in which you wish to save the scan.
3Tap + in the bottom-right corner of the screen for a pop-up menu to appear.
4Press Scan, a camera-shaped icon, in the pop-up menu. to open phone’s or tablet’s camera.
5Point the phone’s camera at a document and place it centered in the middle of the screen. Ensure that document is flat and completely on-screen before initializing the process.
6Press the “Capture” button which is a blue-and-white circle at the bottom of the screen to scan the document.
7Tap ✓ n the bottom-right corner of the screen to save the scan.
For more options in the top-right corner of the screen.
For adding more pages to the PDF press + and then scan another item.
8Save the scanned document onto phone.

Above methods are very helpful and can be easily followed by a user to get the desired help.

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