Scan a whiteboard, document, business card, or photo in OneDrive for Android

Scan a whiteboard, document, business card, or photo in OneDrive for Android

You can scan whiteboards, business cards, documents, or photos with the OneDrive app and automatically save them to your OneDrive for later use.

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  1. In the OneDrive app, tap Scan Android scan button is a white camera outlined on a blue background. . You can also tap Add at the bottom of the screen, then tap Scan. (To exit out of Scan mode without scanning anything, just tap the X icon in the upper left corner of your screen.)

  2. Select the appropriate flash setting (on, off, automatic, or torch) by tapping the Flash icon in the upper right corner.

  3. Select either Whiteboard, Document, Business Card, or Photo, then tap the white circle icon to scan the item.

    Options when scanning via OneDrive for Android

    Tips: 

    • In Android 6.5 or higher, you have the option for multi-page scanning, which helps you combine multiple scans into a single PDF. To use that option, tap Add, then scan your next document.

    • The maximum number of pages/images that can be multi-page scanned is 10.

  4. Once you've scanned your item, you can crop it, rotate it, or modify the filter you selected earlier (Whiteboard, Document, Business Card, or Photo). (If you don't like the image, tap the X icon in the upper left to delete the scan and try again.)

    Options for editing scans in OneDrive mobile app for Android

  5. Once you're done editing your item, tap Done, enter a file name, then tap Save.

    Tip: Files are automatically saved as PDFs.

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For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

OneDrive Admins can also view the OneDrive Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Admins.

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If you still need help, contact support through your browser or shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app.

OneDrive Admins can contact Microsoft 365 for business support.

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