How to Scan Documents in the Files App in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Slowly but steadily, the Files app (first introduced with iOS 11 in 2017) has grown into a proficient file manager. While not as versatile as macOS Finder yet, it’s far better than well-known third-party offerings like Documents by Readdle and FileApp. It is more than just a useful app for simplifying file management and now that iOS 13 brings support for external drives, the Files app has become indispensable for many users. Besides supporting external drives, the latest iteration of iOS also adds a native document scanning tool to the Files app. So going forward, you can scan documents directly from the Files app on your iOS 13 and iPadOS devices.

Scanning Documents Using the Files App on iPhone and iPad

It’s worth noting that Apple’s Notes app already has a document scanning tool in iOS 11. Thus, it was on the line that it was expected to arrive in the Files app, often touted as the Finder for iPad and iPhone. The app supports both automatic and manual scanning, as well as providing multiple options to fine-tune colors and even adjust the final result before saving the document as PDF. Having said that, let’s find out how document scanning works in the Files app!

one. Files app on your iPhone or iPad and Browse tab chosen. After that, go to: Location where do you want to save your scans and then swipe down on the screen. Next, tap on three dots (three dots button) select it in the upper left corner of the screen and Scan Documents in the drop-down menu.

2. Next, your device’s camera app will automatically try to detect a document in the viewfinder and capture it. If you want to go for the manual option for a little more control, Auto in the upper right corner of the screen to switch Manual mode.

choose manual

  • You get tons of customization options in manual mode. You can tap . three small circles above to choose grayscale, photo, black and white or color according to your requirement. By default, the color option is selected.

Tap on the circles icon and choose the preferred filter

  • With set flash option, tap the flash icon. By default, the automatic option is selected. Note that Auto will turn on the flash if you are in a dim environment. Once you have everything set up perfectly, tap on it. shutter button.
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Set flash

3. Next, align the scanned document perfectly using the handle. Next, tap on Continue Scanning and Select save. Now your scanned document will be saved as a PDF.

Save the scanned document to Files app on iPhone and iPad

Note: In case the final result is not up to your expectations, tap on it. take it again and then rescan the document.

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Use Files Document Scanner Efficiently on iPhone and iPad

Document scanning works perfectly in the Files app. Features like adjusting colors and flash provide advanced manual control, which is handy when you want your document to look neat. While it will take a few more years for the Files app to level up with the Finder, it looks in the right direction. How about the advanced file manager? Let us know in the comments section below.

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