Getting Started with the Snapverter iOS App

Adding Snapverter from the App Store

First download the Snapverter iOS app from the App Store.Apple App Store search for Snapverter

Once downloaded, tap on the Snapverter icon on your phone.

Snapverter icon

Signing into the App

Premium Snapverter users can sign in with their Google Account.

First click on the Settings icon in the top left corner.

Settings icon in home page

Then “Sign in”

Sign in icon     Sign in with Google icon

Once you click on “Sign in with Google” your phone will ask you to continue and then you will need to sign into your Google account or select a Google Account.

Snapverter wants to use google.com to sign in Google sign in page

Scanning and saving an image

In order to add an image you will need to touch the plus icon on the Snapverter home page and the three options will appear.

Add icon Adding an image by quick capture, from file, and from camera roll

The three options for converting an image are:

  1. Quick Capture

  2. From file

  3. From camera roll

Quick Capture

To add an image by taking a picture with your iPhone or iPad you will need to click on “Quick Capture”.

Add iconAdding an image by quick capture, from file, and from camera roll

Snapverter will ask to allow access to your camera.

Snapverter asking for access to your camera

After you click “OK” Snapverter will show your camera and you will be able to take a picture of a document.

Picture of piece of paper with text

When you have a good picture ready click on the circle at the bottom on the screen.

*If you toggle “Auto” on, it will automatically recognize the text and take the picture for you

Snapverter automatically finding the text

Once the picture is taken it will start to process the image. Once done, click the green  check mark to save the image as a PDF or save to an existing PDF that you have already scanned into the app.

Scanning progression bar Finished scanned image  Save as PDF or save to existing PDF

If you choose “Save as PDF”, give the file a name and tap OK.

Naming your scanned document

To add to an existing PDF you will need to select the PDF that has already been scanned.

Previously scanned document

You will now see your PDF in your home screen.

Scanned document in Home page

From File

To add an image from files, click on “From file”.

Add iconAdding an image by quick capture, from file, and from camera roll

You will need to navigate to the image that you have saved on your device.

Pictures saved to file on your device

Touch the file to begin the process of scanning the image. When done, click the check mark to save the image as a PDF or save to an existing PDF that you have already scanned into the app.

Scanning progression bar Finished scanned image  Save as PDF or save to existing PDF

If you choose “Save as PDF”, give the file a name and tap OK.

Naming your scanned document

To add to an existing PDF you will need to select the PDF that has already been scanned.

Previously scanned document

You will now see your PDF in your home screen.

Scanned document in Home page

From camera roll

To add an picture that has already been taken with your camera, tab on “From camera roll”. 

Add iconAdding an image by quick capture, from file, and from camera roll

You will need to navigate to the image in your photos.

Camera roll

Tap on the file to begin the process of scanning the image. When done, click the check mark to save the image as a PDF or save to an existing PDF that you have already scanned into the app.

Scanning progression bar Finished scanned image  Save as PDF or save to existing PDF

If you choose “Save as PDF”, give the file a name and tap OK.

Naming your scanned document

To add to an existing PDF you will need to select the PDF that has already been scanned.

Previously scanned document

You will now see your PDF in your home screen.

Scanned document in Home page

Scanning an image when not signed in

If you are not signed into Snapverter, you can still scan images and have them read to you.


Images are added the same way as if you were signed in: quick capture, from file, from camera roll. Once the image is scanned in, you will not see the green check mark to save the image. You will only see the click and Speak icon as well as voice settings.

In order to read the image, tap on the Click and Speak icon to turn it on and then tap on the image where you would like to start reading. 

To stop reading, tap on the Click and Speak icon again.