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How to scan documents to phone and computer

The HP DeskJet 2600 is a great entry-level all-in-one printer. It allows you to print and scan without having to connect the printer to your computer via a cord. In addition, the printing speed is quite decent for the price. But the lack of a touchscreen can be quite difficult for new owners.


Hp Desk Jet 2600 How to scan documents to phone and computer

Fortunately, the HP DeskJet 2600 has some nice tricks up its sleeve when it comes to efficiently scanning documents. So whether you want a physical copy or you want to send the document to a phone or computer, it can be accomplished effortlessly.

The best thing about it is that once you place the document on the scanner, the rest of the work can be handled seamlessly through your phone or PC.

In today’s article, we’ll look at two ways to easily get scanned copies to your phone and computer from your new HP DeskJet 2600 All-in-One Printer.

Method 1: Scan documents to your computer

Step 1: Before proceeding to the actual process, make sure that the necessary drivers are installed on your system. If you haven’t installed it yet, visit the link below to download and install it like any other .exe file.

Once your PC has extracted the files, you will be prompted to choose your connection options. I chose wireless.


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This will launch printer discovery mode. Once your PC discovers the printer, select it and click Next.


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2nd step: Once the installation process is complete, open Settings (Windows key + I) and search for Printers. Select Printer & Scanners from the menu and click the Add Printer or Scanner button to properly add the new printer.

At this point, make sure that the PC and the printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. When the scan is complete, the DeskJet 2600 printer will be visible in the menu.


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As soon as you click the Add Device button, you will see a Launch Application window (or an Open Printer Application button).


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Step 3: Click the button and the HP Smart app will open immediately. The main advantage of this application is that it gives a visual representation of the ink level of the printer cartridges.


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Apart from that, you will find a plethora of options like Print Documents, Scan and Print Photos, among others.

Step 4: Click Scan, and you will see a variety of options on your screen. Here you can choose the output type (color or gray), the resolution (the highest is 1200 dpi) and the compression levels (medium, high and low).


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After making any changes, click the Analyze button in the lower right corner to start the analysis.

Step 5: When scanning is complete, you drag the handles to make changes to the scanned document. Now all you have to do is hit Apply> Save, and ta-da! Say hello to your first document scanned on your new HP DeskJet 2600.


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You can also attach additional pages to the same document by clicking the Add Pages button in the upper left corner.

To note: Sometimes the PC connects to a Wi-Fi Direct network. Remember to log out of it once the scan is complete.

Method 2. Scan documents on your phone (iOS and Android)

The HP DeskJet 2600 also lets you send scanned copies of documents to your iPhone and Android. The installation process is simple and as easy as a walk in the park.

Here too, the same rule applies. Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The HP Smart app makes this possible.

The two apps are almost similar in terms of functionality and settings. However, the iOS app has a slightly different interface and a few additional features.

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Step 1: Open the app and select the Scan to Email tab. IOS users can choose Scan.


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Compared to the PC application, you will not find features like choice of DPI and compression levels. You can choose the paper size.

2nd step: Now all you have to do is press Scan, and the printer will start the job.


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IOS users can tap the big blue icon in the bottom ribbon. After your system transfers the scanned copy, you can choose to save a JPG or PDF copy directly or edit it further.


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Step 3: To edit the copy, tap the Edit icon in the upper right corner. IOS users can click on the Edit button. Once you have made all the changes, press the Save button.


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Android users will find the automatically saved file in the HP Smart folder under Documents.


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IOS users will need to explicitly press the Save to Files button on the share sheet and select the folder location manually.


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Nice tip: To get a printed copy, just tap the Print icon in the lower left corner.

Get the most from the HP DeskJet 2600 printer

We live in a paperless world where almost all of our transactions and transfers are digitized. However, as you may already know, this does not apply to all files and documents. Whether it’s a small receipt or a rental agreement, there are times when you need to scan a document, and a scanner is the most obvious solution.

So, the next time you find yourself in a situation like this, follow our guide, download the app, and scan.

Next step: Are you looking for alternatives to CamScanner? The following post has some of the best options for you.

Last updated on July 5, 2019


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