Protect Genius Scan and your documents with passwords

iOS

Protect Genius Scan with a password

You can lock Genius Scan with a passcode or your fingerprint if Touch ID is available on your device.
Note that we strongly recommend that you also set a passcode on your phone.

1
In Genius Scan, open the Settings and press General.
2
Turn on the Touch ID / Passcode switch:

3
Choose a passcode. Even if you have Touch ID, a passcode will be used as a fallback in case your device cannot read your fingerprint.

4
Genius Scan will now authenticate you every time you open the app.

To disable the passcode protection, go back to Settings and turn off the Touch ID / Passcode switch. Note that you will need to authenticate yourself to disable this protection.

Protect a document with a password

When you export a PDF document, Genius Scan lets you protect it with a password. PDF documents protected by a password are encrypted and can only be read with the password. 

The encryption used is RC4 with a 128-bits key. 

There are two ways of setting up a password for your PDF documents:

Encrypt all your exported PDF files

1
In Genius Scan, open the Settings.
2
Turn on the PDF Password Encryption switch.

3
Choose a password. It will be used to encrypt all the PDF files you export.

Choose to encrypt a PDF file when you export

1
Export a document.

2
Verify that the PDF format is selected. The password feature only works for PDF documents.

3
Press the Password field.

4
Choose a password and press the back button.

Android

Protect Genius Scan with a password

Passcode lock requires Genius Scan+.

With Genius Scan, you can protect your documents with a passcode to prevent people from accessing sensitive scans. Note that we strongly recommend that you also protect your device with a passcode or any other protection.

1
Open Genius Scan settings
2
Open the passcode lock settings screen:

3
Enable passcode lock:

4
Enter the passcode as requested and confirm it:

5
Genius Scan will now authenticate you every time you open the app.

To disable the passcode protection, go back in the settings and turn off the passcode lock switch. Note that you will need to authenticate yourself to disable this protection.

Protect a PDF document with a password

PDF encryption requires Genius Scan+.

If you are rather looking to prevent people from accessing Genius Scan, please check our  tutorial on passcode lock.

When you export a PDF document, Genius Scan lets you protect it with a password. PDF documents protected by a password are encrypted and can only be read with the password. 

The encryption used is RC4 with a 128-bits key.

There are two ways of setting up a password for your PDF documents:

Encrypt all your exported PDF files

1
Open Genius Scan settings.
2
Open the PDF encryption settings screen.

3

Enable PDF password encryption.

4
Enter a password as requested. This password will be used to encrypt all the PDF files you export.

Choose to encrypt PDF files when you export

1
Export a document.

2
Make sure that the PDF format is selected. The password feature only works for PDF documents.

3
Tap on the Password button.


4
Enter a password and tap on the back button. The password will be used to encrypt the PDF you export.


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