How to Send a Fax from your iPhone: 3 Best Fax Apps for iOS

We've all been there: You need to send a document and it has to be a fax, but you ditched your fax machine (and landline) long ago. Thankfully, it couldn’t be easier, and in most cases free, to send a fax from your iPhone using an app downloaded from the App Store. We'll show you how to send a fax from your iPhone using three great faxing apps.

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How to Fax from Your iPhone with a Fax App

Here we test three apps that offer free trials (without requiring your credit card info to send a fax from your iPhone). With each of them, the document you want to fax from your iPhone must first be photographed (aka scanned) using the camera on your iPhone. You can do this before opening the app or within the app itself.

It should be noted that all of the faxing apps we tested not only sent faxes from an iPhone, they could receive faxes too, by assigning a temporary fax number to the user. However, for the purposes of this article, here are three very simple apps for sending faxes from an iPhone.

1. Fax from iPhone ($3.99)

We found FAX from iPhone to be the easiest app to use for sending a fax from an iPhone, plus it allows you to select a document (remember, the document is stored on your iPhone as an image) straight from your iCloud files. After a free trial, a week of unlimited credits costs $3.99 (also available monthly and yearly). After downloading the app and signing up, follow these steps to fax from your phone:

  1. Enter the recipient’s fax number.
  2. Tap Add Image or Document.

  3. Select the source of that image or document.
  4. Tap Send.

2. Fax Burner Send & Receive Fax (Free)

Fax Burner is another simple app that allows you to send a fax from your iPhone. You can fax a few pages free of charge. It allows in-app purchases at a modest price if you need to send more faxes from your iPhone.

  1. Tap Compose a Fax.
  2. Tap the plus sign to add the document that you’ve taken a photo of.

  3. Select the document source, or tap Take a Photo.
  4. Tap Send a Fax.

Easy Fax (Free)

Easy Fax offers the first fax from your iPhone for free. After that each page costs 10 credits. Easy Fax’s built-in scanner automatically corrects the perspective and contrast of your document, even if you didn’t take a great photo, so your iPhone fax looks great.

  1. Tap the document source. (If you’ve already taken a photo of the document, the source would be Gallery.)

  2. Move the corners of the document to the area you want to fax.
  3. Tap Next.

  4. Enter the recipient’s fax number and name (cover letter is optional).
  5. Tap Fax Now.

While fax technology is ancient history by iPhone standards, sending a fax is still required once in a while. With the help of an app, sending a fax from your iPhone is effortless.

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Cullen Thomas

Cullen Thomas is a Writer and Producer at iPhone Life, creating tips and guides to help users unlock the full potential of their iOS and iPhone. In addition to writing countless tip-of-the-day articles and many detailed guides, Cullen has spent nine years as an instructor in media and communications at Maharishi University, lecturing on technical and artistic subjects ranging from camera and audio hardware to story-plotting to how to manage a film crew. Cullen answers questions daily about iPhones and iOS as part of the Ask an Editor insider service, and designs curriculum for iPhone Life’s online classes. As a frequent contributor to iPhone Life magazine and occasional guest on the iPhone Life podcast, Cullen likes to talk about security and privacy news, tech, gadgets, and apps, even if nobody asked.

Cullen holds a master’s degree in Cinematic Arts from the David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts. Cullen also holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Maharishi University, one in literature with an emphasis in writing and the other in Communications and Media. Cullen’s short fiction has been featured in anthologies from Amphibian Press and TANSTAAFL, and Cullen co-owns a game design company, Thoughtspike games, which builds thought-provoking puzzle games. Cullen is a sci-fi author, a coffee connoisseur, and an iPhone expert.