How to Scan Documents and Fax from iPhone

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Want to send an emergency fax, but don’t have a fax machine handy? Instead of fretting and looking for the nearest shop, let your iPhone do the job. Yes, thanks to some amazingly helpful apps, you can directly send a fax from your iPhone.

Whether for business, medical, or administrative needs, faxes are still an essential method of communication. However, the entire set-up of a fax machine and accompanied landline connection is not so typical anymore. What’s great is that your iPhone can double as a compact telecopying machine.

How to Send a Fax from your iPhone Using Third-Party Apps

While most may rule out the technology as outdated, Fax is still amongst the quickest and simplest way to send/recieve documents ‘hard-copy’ electronically. When an email print is not available or admissable, and a courier may take days, the Facsimile resolves the issue in a few minutes. And yes, there is an app for that as well!!

The best part, it is a pretty straightforward, quick, and effortless process. All you have to do is scan the document, attach it, and send it to the fax number. Let me illustrate the process before we jump on to the app list.

Quick Access:

How to Fax from iPhone

Step #1. Download the FAX from iPhone from the App Store, open the app once installed.

Step #2. Type your fax number and tap on Add image or document.

Enter Fax Number and Tap on Add image or Document on iPhone

Step #3. Select the source and select/scan the document you want to fax.

Choose Option and Select Document on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Send to complete the process.

Send Fax from Your iPhone

Note: In case you want a cover page or more files, then tap on Add Cover page or Add image or document, respectively.

That’s it, your fax is sent to its destination. Now, wasn’t that simpler than sending a fax from a facsimile machine? Almost every iOS apps for sending fax follows a similar pattern, so you don’t have to worry about choosing a different one.

The app store is brimming with such apps, some are free and some paid. Each one has its pros and cons; here are some of my preferred ones.

Best Apps to Send Fax Using iPhone

#1. FAX from iPhone – Send Fax

As you may see from the tutorial above, the app has a pretty simple interface. A significant positive is that it supports any types of documents PDF, DOC, JPG, HTML, etc. You can scan and create new documents or import one cloud storage or other apps. Moreover, it enables tracking sent documents status as well.

Price: Subscription Plans Starting from $7.99/week
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#2. eFax App–Send Fax from iPhone

eFax app is perfect for professionals who use fax every day. As you can send, recieve, view, edit, verify (sign) and resend faxes with this neat app. Save important documents on the cloud and access them across devices. Manage personal and business contacts separately, print faxes, or share via email, with simple gestures.

Price: Monthly Subscription $16.99
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#3. Fax Burner: Send & Receive Fax

A free app to send faxes from iPhone, the only condition is that you can send 5 free pages and recieve 25 pages per month. Switch to premium if you want to access unlimited incoming and outgoing faxes. You can send, recieve, edit, fill forms, and sign documents without printing them. Backed by a 10-year-old company that keeps your faxes safe and secure.

Price: Free (Annual fax service – $79.99)
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These three are my go-to apps for all my faxing needs. You can also try other apps, here are some honorable mentions Easy Fax App, iFax, Genius Fax, Fax Pro and FaxFile.

That’s all for now!!

Some 20 years ago, who would have thought that a handheld device could replace that bulky fax machine and landline connection. Moreover, who knew that an app would make the process of sending a fax from your iPhone so simple. I am telling you, these days there is an app for everything and anything.
 
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