How to Use the PDF Scanner in OneDrive for iOS

Microsoft’s OneDrive app for iOS now includes a mobile scanner. Find how you can use it to scan images, business cards, receipts and even white boards.

There’s a quick way to scan documents and save them as PDFs to your OneDrive at the same time. Microsoft recently released an updated OneDrive app for iOS, which includes a host of other features. The new scanner is the most convenient addition, removing the need to use apps like Microsoft’s existing Office Lens. In this article, we show you how to use it.

New Scanner in OneDrive for iOS

If you need to scan a receipt quickly or document that grabs your eye, there is not much to do once you have the OneDrive app installed.

1: Make sure OneDrive is updated.

2: Launch OneDrive, choose the Files tab, tap the Add button then tap Scan.

3: Place your camera over the document or image you want to scan then tap the Camera button. Note, you can also optimize the camera for different types of content such as a whiteboard or business card.

4: Give the scanned document a name then tap upload.

That’s it, your scanned document is now saved to OneDrive and synced with your other devices. If you prefer using another cloud storage service like Dropbox; it has a scanning feature too, check out our article on Dropbox scanning features for details. Office Lens still works, if you prefer having a dedicated app. If you are using a Windows-based device (who doesn’t), check out our document scanning tutorial for the many ways you can scan documents.

1 Comment

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  1. Tyrell

    October 29, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Only problem with the built-in scanner is, it only supports PDF. What if I want to upload capture in JPG. Then I’m still forced to using Office Lens.

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