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How To Email Scanned Documents on iPhone

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Technology has gone a long way, from struggling to send papers to business partners through massive computers to scanning and emailing documents from your mobile phone. And with the iPhone’s advanced camera features, you can scan documents with your phone and send them via mail to the recipient while maintaining excellent picture quality.

Quick Answer

There are several ways to email scanned documents on iPhone. You can open your Mail app and tap the scan icon to scan the document. Then enter the recipient’s email address and tap the send icon to send the document. Alternatively, you can scan the document using the Camera app and send it as an attachment in your Mail app. You can also use the Notes app.

This article will explain three easy ways to email scanned documents on your iPhone using your phone’s Mail app. 

Method #1: Using the Notes App on Your iPhone

Many iPhone users believe that the Notes app is simply for taking notes. However, it has undergone several upgrades, and Apple has equipped the app with some critical functionality, including scanning documents. Yes, you heard it right. You can scan your document and send it via email with the Notes app. 

Follow the steps below to scan your document and email it using the Notes app.

  1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone.
  2. Select a note or create a new one.
  3. Locate and tap the camera button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap Scan Documents.
  5. Place your document in the iPhone camera’s view. Make sure the documents are in order.
  6. Your iPhone automatically scans the document if it is in auto-mode. However, you can tap the shutter button or one of the volume buttons to scan the document manually. 
  7. Edit the picture by dragging the corners to fit the document page or crop out the unnecessary part. You may also rotate the picture. 
  8. Tap “Keep Scan.”
  9. If there are other pages you need to scan, tap to add additional scans to the document.
  10. Tap “Save” when you’re done scanning.
  11. Tap the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the page and select “Send a Copy” to open the share menu. For some Notes apps, the share icon is located at the top right corner of the screen. Click it.
  12. Select the Mail platform you want to use to send the scanned document.
  13. Enter the email address of the recipient and send.

Method #2: Scanning Directly From Your Mail App

You can scan your document directly from your iPhone’s Mail app and send the document to the recipient. To do that, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Compose icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap anywhere in the body of the mail.
  4. Tap the right arrow icon in the middle of the format bar above the on-screen keyboard. 
  5. Tap the camera icon to scan your document. 
  6. Place your document in the iPhone camera’s view. Make sure the documents are in order.
  7. Tap the shutter button to scan the document. After taking the picture, tap “Use Photo” at the bottom right corner of the screen to attach the scanned document to your mail.
  8. A blue checkmark beside the attached photo shows that the attachment was successful. 
  9. Enter the email address of the recipient and send.

Method #3: Sending Scanned Document as an Attachment

One of the most common methods of sending scanned documents is sending them as attachments. Usually, all the scanning and editing are done outside the Mail app. For this method, we will use the Camera app on iPhone. Follow the steps below to send a scanned document as an attachment.

  1. Open the Camera app on your iPhone.
  2. Place your document in the iPhone camera’s view. Make sure the documents are in order.
  3. Tap the shutter button or one of the volume buttons to scan the document. 
  4. Edit the picture by dragging the corners to fit the document page or crop out the unnecessary part. You may also rotate the picture. 
  5. Open the Mail app.
  6. Tap the Compose icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  7. Tap anywhere in the body of the mail.
  8. Tap the right arrow icon in the middle of the format bar above the on-screen keyboard. 
  9. Select “Add Document” or “Insert a Photo.”
  10. Browse through your device to select and attach the scanned document. 
  11. Enter the email address of the recipient and send.

Summary

You don’t need sophisticated tools to scan and email your documents to the recipient. You can email scanned documents with your iPhone without getting up from bed.

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