Whether at work or in your personal lives, there comes a time when you might want to be able to access certain documents directly on your phone in digital format. Be it sensitive paperwork, recipes or contracts, having a digitized version of the document on your smartphone can save you a lot of time. To make the process of mobile scanning convenient and seamless for everybody, there are organizations like the Mopria Alliance who have created an easy-to-use mobile scanning app that makes it simple to digitally scan and save files on your mobile device. All you need is a certified Mopria multi-function printer (MFP) or scanner, an Android smartphone, the Mopria Scan app, and a couple of minutes.
The Mopria Scan app allows you to automatically scan to your Android device from any Mopria certified scanner or MFP. This saves you time by creating a simplified process that eliminates the need to install additional software and that allows you to scan regardless of the scanner or MFP brand.
In this post, we’ll break down what you need to do to get your documents and photos scanned directly to your Android device, and the steps you need to take to make a copy of your scanned document from the palm of your hand – so you can print it and share it with your colleagues and friends anywhere.
Scan to You Android Using the Mopria Scan App
- Place your document on the scanner or in the feeder tray
- Open the Mopria Scan App
- Your smartphone will automatically discover nearby scanners
- Select the scanner or MFP you wish to scan from
- Select the file you want to scan and then tap the scan button
- Your document will scan automatically to your smartphone
Once the document has been scanned, it will be saved directly on your Android phone so it’ll always be available when you need it. But Mopria doesn’t stop there. Thanks to the Mopria Print Service App, which is available for all Android mobile devices, you can also make a copy of the scanned document, print it, and share it easily on the fly.
How to Make a Copy of Your Scanned Document
- To make a copy of your scanned document, select the file that was just scanned to your Android
- Tap the Share Icon
- Select the Mopria Print Service
- You can change print options
- Simply add more copies in the appropriate space under “pages”
- Tap the Print Button
This is mobile printing and scanning made easy. Thanks to this innovative and convenient technology provided by the Mopria Alliance, you will be able to simply bring out your Android phone and scan/print the document right then and there. And with the ever-growing list of Mopria certified products, chances are you will easily find one.