If you are using Notes to create scans or a dedicated scanning solution for iPhones such as Scanner Pro, it is useful to know where your scanned documents are stored. Use this step-by-step guide on where and how to find scans on an iPhone.

screenshot of Notes app on iPhone and My Scans in ScannerPro

How to find scanned documents on iPhone using the Notes app

In the following article, we covered how to scan documents on an iPhone using Notes. In case you are wondering “Where do I now find scanned documents on iPhone?” we’ve got you covered. 

All scanned documents you created in Notes are stored under your iCloud account in the note that was used to scan the document in the first place. Here are two ways to access the document:

  1. In the Notes app.
  2. On iCloud.com website. 

If you’ve used Scanner Pro to scan documents, your documents are securely stored in the app. They can be organized by folders. Using Scanner Pro, you can also upload the documents to any cloud storage or set up for them to be automatically uploaded to your preferred cloud service. Jump to this section: How to find scanned documents in Scanner Pro, to learn more about finding your scans in Scanner Pro.


How to find scanned documents on iPhone in the Notes app 

To locate all scanned files at once, open the search field in the Notes app and select Notes with Scanned Documents.

Screenshot of search field in the Notes app

If you want to export one of your scanned documents from the Notes app (for example, to send a file via email), follow these steps.

  1. Open the Notes app.
  2. Open the note you used to create the scanned document.
  3. You will see your scanned document there. Tap the Arrow icon next to the document name.
  4. Tap Share to export it to other apps or upload it to your cloud storage.


How to find scanned documents on icloud.com 

  1. Open the iCloud web page.
  2. Sign in with your iCloud account linked to your iPhone.
  3. Open Notes.
  4. Open the search field and type or select Notes with Scanned Documents.

Screenshot of scanned documents on icloud.com in Notes

How to find scanned documents in Scanner Pro

Scanner Pro allows you to scan and securely store documents in the Scanner Pro app. Instead of searching among your notes, you can have a dedicated app that keeps all your scanned files in one place (or you can also export to other apps if needed) and in the best quality. Moreover, you can sync your scanned documents using iCloud if you use multiple devices (for example, iPhone and iPad). 

When you scan a document using Scanner Pro, the scanned file is added to the main screen of the app, also called My Scans. My Scans is the place inside the app where you can organize your documents by folders for easy navigation, manage existing scans, search for scans, create new ones, and more.

Screenshot of scanned documents in Scanner ProYou can also easily import files stored in Files on your iPhone by opening Scanner Pro > tapping the three-dots icon in the upper right corner > and tapping Import Files


How to set up iCloud sync in Scanner Pro

  1. Make sure that you are logged in with the same iCloud account on your devices. For this, please open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap your Account’s name at the top of Settings > iCloud.
  2. Open Scanner Pro.
  3. Tap the Settings icon in the top left corner.
  4. Enable the Use iCloud for Sync toggle. 


How to export scanned documents from Scanner Pro to cloud services 

  1. Open Scanner Pro.
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the top left corner.
  3. Tap Add Service under Cloud Services.
  4. Choose Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, OneNote, Evernote, or WebDAV server.
  5. Sign in with your account login credentials.

Screenshot of settings in Scanner Pro

Tip: How to automatically upload all scanned documents to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, OneNote, Evernote or WebDAV server

If you want to get all your scanned documents automatically uploaded to the cloud service of your preference (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, OneNote, Evernote, or WebDAV server), with Scanner Pro, it can be easily set up. Follow these steps to set up automatic upload. 

  1. Open Scanner Pro.
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the top left corner.
  3. Tap Auto Upload under Cloud Services.
  4. Select one of the available services: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, OneNote, Evernote, or WebDAV server.
  5. Sign in with your account login credentials.

After this, all your newly created scans in Scanner Pro will be automatically uploaded to the connected service. You will then be able to see the scanned files on the web page of your cloud service and in the app (for example, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). 


To upload already created files in Scanner Pro:

  1. Open Scanner Pro
  2. Tap the three-dots icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap Select and select all your scanned documents.
  4. Tap Share.
  5. Select any of the services: Dropbox, Save to Files, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, OneNote, Evernote, or WebDAV server.

screenshot of scanned files in Scanner Pro

screenshot of sharing scanned files in scanner proIf you had a question: “Where do I find my scanned documents on my iPhone? - hopefully, we’ve provided you with a convenient way to find scans on an iPhone quickly. Easily locate your scanned documents in iCloud or store the files in Scanner Pro and the cloud services of your choice. 

Try Scanner Pro and see how to easily scan and store your documents using your iPhone.