Scan to Google Drive Using an Android Phone or Tablet

If you use an Android phone or tablet and have the Google Drive app installed, you can scan hardcopy documents directly to Google Drive without the need of a third-party app.

  1. Open the Google Drive app on your Android phone or tablet
  2. In the bottom right corner, tap the + icon
  3. Tap Scan
  4. Take a photo of the document you’d like to scan and tap OK
  5. Drive will automatically try and crop the image. If necessary, you can adjust the image using the following tools:
    to change the colour profile
    to rotate the image
    to adjust the crop
  6. To add another page, tap , otherwise tap Save
  7. Rename the file and choose which account and folder you’d like to save the document to
  8. Tap Save

The scanned document will appear in Google Drive as a PDF.
Bonus: Drive will also recognise text in your document making the contents searchable.