How do I scan my passport with my Android phone?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

Scanning your passport with your Android phone is a convenient way to have a digital copy of your important document. Here are the steps to scan your passport using the Google Drive app:

1. Open the Google Drive app on your Android phone. If you don’t have it, you can download it from the Google Play Store.

2. In the bottom right corner of the app, you will find the “Add” button. Tap on it to proceed.

3. From the options that appear, select “Scan.” This will open the scanning interface in the app.

4. Position your passport within the camera viewfinder and take a photo of the document. Make sure the entire passport is visible and there is good lighting to ensure a clear scan.

5. After taking the photo, you may need to adjust the scan area to crop out any unnecessary parts of the image. To do this, tap on the “Crop” option.

6. Use your finger to resize and reposition the crop area, ensuring that only the passport is included. This step helps to eliminate any unwanted background or edges.

7. Once you are satisfied with the cropping, you can proceed to give your scanned document a title. You can either create your own title or select a suggested title provided by the app. Please note that suggested titles are only available in the United States.

8. to save the scanned passport, tap on the “Save” button. The scanned document will be stored in your Google Drive account.

By following these steps, you can easily scan your passport using your Android phone and have a digital copy readily available whenever you need it. It’s a convenient way to keep your important documents organized and accessible.