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How to scan your documents to PDFs using Google Drive

Illustration: Samar Haddad / The Verge

Google Drive users on Android have had the ability to scan documents and save them as PDFs for a while now. However, recently Google has upgraded that feature for Android users, adding automatic captures, among other upgrades, and is also rolling out the feature for iOS users.

As soon as it is available on my iPhone, I will add directions for the iOS version. Meanwhile, here’s how you can scan to a PDF using Google Drive. This example was done on a Google Pixel 6 running Android 14.

In your Google Drive app, tap the + New button and select Scan. You can also just tap the camera button just above it.
Hover your phone above the document you want to scan. The app will normally go to Auto capture, in which case it will almost immediately…

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