Those were the days when you were scanning your documents using a bulky scanner and you have to wait for a longer period of time to take a physical piece of paper and make it digital. I wonder how our smartphones have simplified our tasks from scanning documents to watching full HD movies and of course, don’t forget those huge cameras! So, in this guide, you will learn how to scan documents with Samsung Galaxy
Meanwhile, there are lots of scanning apps available for Android smartphones like Google Drive, Adobe Scan, CamScanner, Clear Scan, and many more. But with Samsung One UI 2.0 & later (Android 10) and One UI 3.1 & later (Android 11) the Galaxy devices has a built-in document scanning feature and nobody even noticed it and the ability to automatically detect documents like letters, business cards, and notes that you can scan with just a single tap.
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How to Scan Documents on Samsung Galaxy (Android 10 & 11)
before scanning documents with your Galaxy phone, make sure that the Document scan feature is enabled within the Camera app. well if you have updated your Samsung Galaxy smartphones to Android 10 or Android 11 then the feature must be enabled by default.
To try it out, just launch your Camera app and point the phone to a document. As you do, the scanner will highlight the document’s borders with a yellow rectangle, along with a “Scan” button on the center. Tap “Tap to Scan” when you’re ready, and the document will be stored in your Galaxy’s Gallery for you to save or share.
How to Enable Built-in Scanner Feature within the Camera App
- Open the Camera app and tap the Settings or Gear icon at the top left-hand corner.
- Make sure the Scene optimizer is turned on.
- Now, tap Scene optimizer text itself and make sure the Document scan is turned on as well.
How to Scan Documents with Samsung
When the Document scan feature is enabled then you can easily scan any documents using your Samsung Galaxy phone.
Step 1. Launch the Camera app.
Step 2. Point the Camera to a document to scan and when the document’s borders are highlighted with a yellow rectangle tap “Tap to scan.” Once taken, you can adjust the corners as per your likings and tap Save.
Step 3. The scanned document will be stored in your Galaxy’s Gallery for you to save or share.
Step 4. To save the scanned document to PDF, open the document and tap the three dots icon at the bottom and select Print.
Step 5. Tap the PDF icon in yellow.
Step 6. Select your folder location and tap Save.
This is how you can scan documents on Samsung Galaxy phones using the built-in document scan feature. However, it’s not more accurate than some other document scanning apps.