Scan documents like receipts, letters, and billing statements to save them as searchable PDFs on your Google Drive.
Scan a document
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- Open the Google Drive app .
- At the bottom right, tap Camera .
- Point your device’s camera at a document.
- A blue line outlines the document. This indicates where the picture will be cropped.
- Take a photo of the document that you'd like to scan.
- Optional: You can toggle automatic capture by choosing between Manual and Auto capture.
- Adjust your scanned document.
- Adjust scan area: Tap Crop & Rotate .
- Adjust the colors, or make image grayscale: Tap Filter .
- Erase stains, fingers, and more: Tap Clean .
- Scan another page: Tap Add .
- Retake the photo: Tap Retake .
- Delete a page: Tap Delete .
- Tap Done.
- Create your own file name or select a suggested title.
- Optional: To select the Drive folder where you’ll save the document, tap Location.
- To save the finished document, tap Save.
Add a scanning shortcut to your Home screen
To set up a shortcut to scan documents:
- Open your Android phone or tablet’s widgets.
- Find the "Drive scan" widget.
- Touch and hold the widget.
- Drag it onto your Home screen. You may be asked to select an account.
- Choose the folder you’ll save documents inside. If you want to create a folder, tap New Folder .
- Tap Select. You’ll see the folder name in the widget.