Scan documents with Google Drive

Scan documents like receipts, letters, and billing statements to save them as searchable PDFs on your Google Drive.

Scan a document

Important: Google respects your privacy and doesn’t use your Drive content for advertising. Learn more about how Drive protects your privacy.

  1. Open the Google Drive app Google Drive.
  2. At the bottom right, tap the Add Add question and then Scan or the camera icon Scan.
  3. Point your device’s camera at a document.
    • A blue line outlines the document. This indicates where the picture will be cropped.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Plus.
    • Retake the photo: Tap Retake .
    • Delete a page: Tap Delete .
  6. Tap Done.
  7. Create your own file name or select a suggested title.
  8. Optional: To select the Drive folder where you’ll save the document, tap Location.
  9. To save the finished document, tap Save.
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