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In iOS 13 (maybe 12?) you can scan documents using the files app. It uses the camera, manually or automatically crops, allows multiple pages, and produces a PDF. A very large PDF.

My single A4 page is 10MB. A drivers license 4MB. It’s too big for uploading to some sites.

Is there a way to reduce the file size, either while scanning or after the fact? Specifically without using a 3rd party app (there’s lots and my expectation was to avoid the need for these with a built in feature).

  • I’m on ios 12, so I don’t know, is it possible that you can make pdf using photos already in the library ? Then you can try downsizing the photos by sending them to yourself on app like telegram or WhatsApp – ankii Nov 24 '19 at 11:28

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