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Show Someone How to Fax from an iPhone

"Learn how to easily fax directly from your iPhone using one of the many apps available! Never again will you need an old-fashioned physical fax machine!"

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Published Dec 8, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • Sending a fax from an iPhone can be confusing, but with the right tools and know-how it's possible.
  • Learning how to fax from iPhone can save time and provide greater mobility and convenience when sending important papers.
  • In this article, you will learn how to use your iPhone to send and receive faxes.

Faxing from an iPhone is a convenient, quick and easy way to send important documents. With the ability to store information on your phone and access the internet in seconds, faxing can be done anywhere you have a connection. This guide will provide step-by-step instructions on how to successfully send a fax from an iPhone, including what app you need, how to prepare your document for sending, and how to check the status of your sent fax. In addition, it will discuss other options available if you do not have an iPhone or cannot download the necessary app onto your device. By following this guide carefully, you should be able to confidently fax any documents you need with ease!

how to fax from iphone

Faxing from an iPhone is easy and convenient with the right app. Apps like FaxFile use your device's camera to capture documents, convert them into a file format compatible with fax transmission, and then send them off to any destination quickly and securely.

  1. Launch the Fax app on your iPhone and log in with your account credentials.
  2. Select the document you wish to fax and upload it into the app.
  3. Compose a message, enter the recipient’s information (name, company name and fax number) as well as any additional recipients if necessary.
  4. Review the details of your fax. Once this is done, hit “Send” to complete the process.
Our takeaway

The bottom line is that sending a fax from an iPhone is easy and convenient. With the ability to send a fax anywhere in the world, it's no wonder why so many people rely on this modern technology to get their messages across quickly and securely. So next time you need to send a document without leaving your seat, simply pull out your iPhone and seize the day with digital faxing! Plus, what could be more fun than playing around with hi-tech by turning your phone into a mini fax machine?


What app do I need to enable faxing on my iPhone?

The Apple App Store offers a variety of third-party apps that allow you to send and receive faxes directly from your iPhone. Popular options include Fax Burner, FaxFile, InterFAX, and eFax.

Are there any additional costs when sending a fax from an iPhone?

Yes, most mobile providers will charge an extra fee for the ability to send or receive a fax. Additionally, if you use an online service to send and receive your faxes, they may also have extra charges associated with their services.

Is there a limit to the number of pages I can send in one fax from an iPhone?

Yes, the maximum number of pages you can send with a single fax is 20. For longer documents, you'll need to send multiple faxes.

Does my iPhone need an existing landline connection for me to be able to fax documents?

No, you do not need an existing landline connection. There are a variety of apps available for both iOS and Android that allow you to send and receive faxes directly from your phone. These apps usually require a subscription service which may include additional fees.

How secure is sending a document via fax from an iPhone compared to alternative methods?

Faxing documents from an iPhone can be just as secure as, if not more secure than, alternative methods such as email. Faxes sent from iPhones are encrypted and routed through secure servers, making it difficult for anyone who would attempt to access the document without permission. Additionally, many online fax providers offer additional security options such as PIN protection or two-factor authentication.

This article was originally published on 8 Dec 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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