Extract text from screenshots on iPhone – the FREE way

iPhone allows us to take a screenshot and save anything displays on our phone screen as image files. Sometimes we may need to use the content captured from web pages, forms, books, receipts, notes, email, business card. Today, we’ll share a free way to extract text from screenshots on iPhone using Adobe Scan app.

Here’s how to turn your screenshots, saved images, photo scans into high-quality Adobe PDF that unlocks text through automated text recognition (OCR).

Run the free PDF scanner app on your iPhone. The Auto-capture mode opens your camera so you can quickly scan any thing to PDF using your iPhone. We are going to convert screenshots and images to text on iPhone, so tap the image icon at the bottom to find and load the screenshots into the scanner app. The PDF scanner app can automatically detect and find photos of documents for you. See also this tutorial to convert images to PDF on iPhone for free.

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Once the screenshots were added to Adobe Scan, tap the Save PDF button at the upper right corner to convert the screenshots to PDF on iPhone. The free scanner app to automatically upload the PDF to Adobe document cloud server and perform OCR. After that open the PDF in Adobe Scan, you can then select and copy text from them.

Scan paper documents on iPhone

Other than scanning photos, screenshots, the free PDF scanner app can directly scan paper documents to PDF on iPhone. You can scan anything, anywhere, anytime, contracts, books, magazines, forms, receipts, notes, and business cards with this mobile PDF scanner.

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