Speaking of scanning documents to computer, you may think about a printer or scanner. In fact, there are many other ways or tools can also help you scan a document to computer. iPhone is one of them. In an earlier guide, we have already demonstrated how you can scan documents to PDF using iPhone. This solution can also help you scan documents to computer easily. To do that, just follow below steps.
Prerequisites for scanning documents to computer:
- iPhone Scanner app – we recommend this best scanner app for iPhone iPad.
How to scan a document to computer from iPhone?
Get the document you want to scan on the desk, it could be any paper, tickets, contract, book, newspaper, paper notes, sketches. You can get better scanning result if your desk is in different color with the document you are going to scan. For example, if it is a white A4 paper, you’d better put the paper on some flat surface with different color so the scanner app on iPhone can easily and quickly detect the borders. You can scan faster, and you save the time to select an area of the scanned document to cut and save.
Step 1. Scan documents to PDF on iPhone
Now run the Scanner Pro app on iPhone, point your iPhone Camera to the document, wait a second for the scanner app to detect the object, the press the Scan button to scan document to iPhone. You can find more details from this guide to scan paper documents to PDF using iPhone.
If you have an iPad or iPod touch, you can also download above scanner app on to your iOS device and use them to scan documents. See below screenshot which shows how to scan a document using iPad.
Once the scanning of documents finished, you can save a copy of them on your iPhone iPad for achieving. You will have the options to share, transfer or upload them, see the screenshot below.
Step 2. Transfer scanned documents to computer
Tap on the Share button within the scanner app on iPhone or iPad, you will find various options to share the scanned documents from iPhone, iPad. If your goal is to print scanned documents using a printer, you can choose Print as shown in above figure, then use the Apple AirPrint to print documents from iPhone. The easiest way to transfer scanned documents to computer is to attach the documents to your email from iPhone, then you can open this email on your PC or Mac, and download the scanned documents from email to computer. For more details, you can refer to this tutorial to scan documents to email. If you are using a cloud hosting service, such as Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, One Drive, Evernote, Box, OneNote, etc, you can upload the PDF documents from iPhone to these cloud hosting service then download to your computer.