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

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

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You can scan whiteboards, business cards, or documents 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 iOS scan button is a blue camera outlined against a white background. . You can also tap Add at the top of the screen, then tap Scan. (To exit out of Scan mode without scanning anything, just tap the left arrow 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. (On smaller screens, you may need to swipe left to see the Photo option.)

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    Tips: 

    • In iOS 11.31.5 and 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 30.

  4. Once you've scanned your item, you can crop it, rotate it, add text, or highlight part of it. (If you don't like the image, tap the left arrow icon in the upper left to delete the scan and try again.)

    Options for editing scans in OneDrive mobile app for iOS

    You can also modify the filter you selected earlier (Whiteboard, Document, Business Card, or Photo), or change the mode (lighting adjustments and grayscale), by tapping Filters at the bottom.

    Filter options for image scans in OneDrive for iOS

    Mode options for image scans in OneDrive for iOS

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

    Note: 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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