Does my iPhone XR have a scanner?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

Your iPhone XR does have a built-in scanner that allows you to scan documents directly from your device. This feature is available through the Notes app, which comes pre-installed on your iPhone.

To use the scanner feature, follow these steps:

1. Open the Notes app on your iPhone XR. You can find it on your home screen or by swiping down on your home screen and using the search bar.

2. Create a new note by tapping on the “+” button at the bottom center of the screen.

3. Once you have a new note open, tap on the camera icon located above the keyboard. This will open a menu with various options, including “Scan Documents.” Tap on it to start scanning.

4. Position your iPhone XR camera over the document you want to scan. The built-in scanner will automatically detect the document edges and capture the image.

5. If necessary, you can manually adjust the edges of the scanned document by dragging the corners. This can help ensure that the entire document is captured accurately.

6. Once you are satisfied with the scanned document, tap on the “Keep Scan” button. You can either continue scanning additional pages or tap on “Save” when you are done.

7. After saving the scanned document, it will be added to your note as an image. You can add additional notes or annotations if needed.

8. If you want to access the scanned document outside of the Notes app, you can easily share it by tapping on the share icon in the top-right corner of the screen. From there, you can choose to send it via email, message, or save it to other apps or cloud storage services.

Using the built-in scanner on your iPhone XR can be a convenient way to digitize documents, whether it’s a receipt, a handwritten note, or any other type of paper document you need to save or share. This feature can come in handy in various situations, such as when you want to quickly send important documents or keep a digital copy for future reference.

I personally find the scanner feature on the iPhone XR to be quite useful. It saves me the hassle of needing a separate scanner or having to take pictures of documents and then crop and adjust them manually. The built-in scanner is straightforward to use and produces high-quality scans.

The built-in scanner on your iPhone XR is a valuable tool that can help you easily digitize and manage your documents on the go. Give it a try and see how it can simplify your document scanning needs.