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

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  1. Open the Google Drive app Google Drive.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add question.
  3. Tap Scan Scan.
  4. Take a photo of the document that you'd like to scan.
    • Adjust scan area: Tap Crop Crop.
    • Take photo again: Tap Re-scan current page Refresh.
    • Scan another page: Tap Add Plus.
  5. Create your own title or select a suggested title.
    • Suggested titles are only available in the United States.
  6. To save the finished document, tap Save Done.

Add a scanning shortcut to your Home screen

To set up a shortcut to scan documents:

  1. Open your Android phone or tablet's widgets.
  2. Find the 'Drive scan' widget.
  3. Touch and hold the widget.
  4. Drag it onto your Home screen. You may be asked to select an account.
  5. Choose the folder that you'll save documents inside. If you want to create a folder, tap New folder New folder.
  6. Tap Select. You'll see the folder name in the widget.
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