How to Scan Documents Directly to iCloud Drive on iPhone?

What Finder is to macOS, Files is to iOS. The iOS stock file manager has slowly but steadily added a host of user-friendly features, including super convenient folder sharing, the ability to compress/extract ZIP files, and a built-in document browser for efficient file management. Speaking of document management, you can scan documents directly to iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox or other cloud storage services using the Files app on your iPhone or iPad for enhanced security and universal accessibility. Let me help you get started with this neat file management feature!

Scan Documents Directly to iCloud Drive / Dropbox / Google Drive on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Drive is deeply integrated with the Files app so you can seamlessly store all your documents. Also, the stock file manager supports other major cloud storage services. It even lets you store your files and documents locally. So, depending on your needs, you can choose your desired storage location to save your scanned documents there.

In case you want to store your documents in another cloud storage service, make sure you have it enabled. simply go to: Locations section Tap the three dots in the top right in the Files app. Next, select Edit in the menu. Later, open toggle for cloud storage application.

Select Preferred Storage Location in Files App on iOS/iPadOS

First, we will select the desired location to save the scanned documents.

  1. To get started, open Folders app on your iPhone or iPad.

Open Files app on iPhone

2. Tap now. Browse tab below. Next, tap on “back button in the upper left corner of the screen.

Tap the Browse tab

3. Next, select the preferred storage location. As I said above, you have the option to choose. iCloud Drive and other supported cloud storage service. You can also choose to choose on my iPhone/iPad To save the scanned document locally

Choose storage location

Scan Directly to Your Desired Location in the Files App on iOS/iPadOS

After selecting a specific location, you can start scanning as usual.

4. Tap . three points in the upper right corner of the screen.

Tap the three dots

5. Now, Scan Documents choice.

Scan documents

6. Next, go ahead and scan the document as usual. In particular, there is also the option to use it. auto capture feature. To do this, bring your document to the viewfinder or use the shutter button to take the scan. Also, you can drag corners to make your scan look better.

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Scan documents using the Files app

Note: During the scan, you will get the option: Resume Scan or Redo. If you are satisfied with the scan, select Continue Scan. But if you are not satisfied, choose take it again to go to get fresh.

7. After scanning the document, be sure to tap on it. save.

Tap Save

This much! Your scanned document will be saved where you want it.

Save Scanned Documents Anywhere on iPhone and iPad

So you can scan directly to iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox or local storage on your iOS or iPadOS device. If you want to access your documents from any device and also offer an extra layer of protection, choose the cloud storage option. However, if you want to store your documents locally, select “On My iPhone/iPad”.

What would you like to say about the stock file manager and what new features do you find noteworthy? Shoot your thoughts in the comments section below.