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

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

Now 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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Note: The video shows the Scan feature on an Android device, but it works similarly for iOS devices.

  1. In the OneDrive app, tap Scan Icon for Scan in OneDrive mobile apps (you can also tap Add Add icon in OneDrive app for iOS 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, or Business Card, then tap the white circle icon to scan the item.

    Scan options for OneDrive for iOS

    Tips: 

    • Office 365 subscribers have the option for multi-page scanning, allowing you to combine multiple scans into a single PDF. To utilize that option, tap Add, then scan your next document.

    • The maximum number of pages/images that can be multi-page scanned is 10.

  4. Once you've scanned your item, you can crop it, rotate it, or modify the filter you selected earlier (Whiteboard, Document, or Business Card). (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 apps

  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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If you still need help, shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app or email the OneDrive support team. To contact OneDrive for Business support from your PC or Mac, select the OneDrive icon in the notification area or menu bar, then select More > Send feedback > I don't like something.

OneDrive for Business Admins can also view the OneDrive for Business Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Business Admins, or contact Office 365 for business support.

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