How to Send a Fax from your iPhone

Slow fax machines and long turnaround times stalling your workflows? The MyFax iOS app can help.

MyFax turns your device — whether it’s a computer, tablet or, yes, an iPhone — into a portable fax machine. You can fax online from anywhere and anytime, drastically reducing those turnaround times and creating happier customers.

How Does the MyFax iOS App Work?

The MyFax iOS app is user-friendly. With just a few clicks, you can send your fax to up to 50 people. First, though, you need to set it up. Check out these steps to get started.
Step 1

Download the MyFax app from the App Store.

Step 2

Open your MyFax account by inputting your phone number, email address and name.

Step 3

Send your first fax by clicking on “Send Fax” in the inbox.

Step 4

Select your recipient from your phone contacts (or add a new one).

Step 5

Fill out a cover page in the app, then add the attachment(s) you want to fax. You can take a picture to scan a physical document or attach a digital file from your phone or cloud storage app.

Step 6

Hit the arrow in the top right corner of your cover page to send your fax.

Once you hit that send button, your fax will arrive in mere minutes, if not seconds. MyFax will send you an email confirmation that the fax was successfully sent, and it will be up to the recipient to retrieve the fax from their fax machine or their inbox (if they, too, use online faxing).

In case you need to access your faxes at a later time, the MyFax iOS app stores all your sent and received faxes for the lifetime of your account. You can simply view them in your inbox and even print them out if you need a hard copy.

Let's Take a Closer Look

Even though online faxing doesn’t use a physical fax machine or a landline telephone, it still requires a phone number. With MyFax, you can select the best number for your business. It could be a local number that targets clients from a specific area or a toll-free number that speaks to your company’s established status. Another option is an international number for enterprises with a global network.

The MyFax iOS app lets you fax on the go — perhaps in a taxi or a hotel. However, the app isn’t the only way you can fax. You can log into your MyFax account on your computer, laptop, tablet or another phone. MyFax keeps everything paperless, so you don’t have to rely on any extra machines. Just grab what you have handy, log in to MyFax and start faxing within seconds.

Managing hundreds of faxed documents can be overwhelming — especially for growing businesses. Thankfully, MyFax makes it easy with keyword organization. Instead of scrolling through page after page of faxes in your inbox, you can use keywords to quickly locate the necessary document.

How Does Faxing With MyFax Work?

Digital faxing with MyFax is a much simpler, more efficient alternative to traditional faxing. Standard fax machines scan hard-copy documents line by line, then “call” the receiving fax machine. The two machines communicate through a series of beeps, transmitting the document information. The receiving machine then prints out the information.

The issue with that process is that fax machines can only handle one fax at a time. If another fax comes in while another one is in process, that fax cannot go through. There’s also the problem of documents with sensitive information forgotten in the machine and costly repairs — not to mention ink and paper expenses.

MyFax takes that traditional fax process and vastly improves it, removing those potential hurdles. And the good news is that you can send faxes to anyone with a fax number, regardless of whether they also use digital faxing or a traditional fax machine. Here’s a quick look at how the MyFax iOS app sends faxes.

Here’s a quick look at how the MyFax iOS app sends faxes.

How to Receive a Fax with the MyFax iOS App

How To Send Fax by Email with MyFax

If you already have a fax number, don’t worry! With the MyFax app, you can port your existing fax number and use it for online faxing. That way, you don’t have to update your contact information on your website and official publications, nor do you have to send out a massive information update. Porting your number also ensures you don’t miss any important faxes during the switch to mobile faxing.

The process is simple:

  1. First, make sure that you can port the number. Reach out to your carrier to confirm.
  2. Then, reach out to us at MyFax. You can email or call toll-free to start the porting process.
  3. We’ll send you a simple form to fill out with your name, MyFax account number, address, fax number and telephone carrier. That’s all you have to do — we’ll handle the rest. The best part is that you don’t have to wait to start faxing. You’ll receive a temporary fax number to manage any essential faxing workflows.

The MyFax mobile app offers quick and easy faxing capabilities — and it’s available on both Android and iOS devices. Here’s a glimpse of all you can do with the MyFax mobile app:

  • Snap and Fax: You can use the MyFax app to fax any document — even if it’s a physical file. Just take a picture of the document to scan it, then attach it to your fax.
  • Receive Real-Time Notifications: You’ll get a notification every time a fax comes in, giving you peace of mind that you’ll never miss an incoming fax.
  • Send Several File Types: Whether you want to fax a PDF, OpenDocs or CAD, the MyFax iOS app makes it easy. You can send over 150 file types.
  • Maintain Confidentiality: With MyFax, there’s no longer a need to worry about your file falling into the wrong hands. The faxes go right into your inbox — or your recipient’s inbox/fax machine.
  • Enjoy Unlimited Storage: Need to quickly access your files later? The MyFax iOS app makes it easy. It stores all your inbound and outbound fax documents for as long as needed. You can even add tags to help organize them.
  • Send to Multiple People: The MyFax app lets you send a fax to 50 people at once.
  • Share the Account: If you work on a team, you can share your MyFax app account and fax number with up to five different email addresses.

Digital faxing is a modern solution that streamlines your workflows and gives you a competitive edge.

As mentioned above, using the MyFax iOS app is significantly more effective than traditional faxing. Not only does it save time, but it also cuts back on company expenses and allows you to connect with clients using traditional fax machines and those using online faxing.

Here are a few other benefits:

  • Online faxing allows you to use less paper and ink, cutting costs and making your company more environmentally friendly.
  • There’s no need to invest in heavy fax machines or brace for hefty repairs.
  • Forget about trying to keep track of paper documents. The MyFax app uses keywords so you can keep everything organized and find just what you need in a few seconds.
  • Your iPhone and iPad are now mini fax machines, meaning you can fax from anywhere there’s WiFi.
  • You no longer need to depend on an office fax machine. Fax at an open house, on a work trip or in the car on your way to a meeting.
  • MyFax gives you control over the fax number so you can still reach your client base.
  • You can share your account with your team members. Up to five different emails can be connected to one account.

MyFax offers tiered payment plans that can work with all types of companies, from small, home-based businesses to large enterprises. Each plan includes the features listed above, plus a 24/7 dedicated support team. The packages have a monthly fax limit, so consider how much faxing you plan to do. If you accidentally go over the limit, you won’t be barred from faxing – just charged a small fee.

All plans have a monthly and annual payment option. If you go with the annual option, you can save up to 17%.

Start Faxing Today Using the Best iOS App for Fax

Traditional faxing is still a commonly used file-sharing method, but it’s slowly being phased out by online faxing. So get a head start on that shift and stay one step ahead of your competition by investing in MyFax. Download the MyFax iOS app today and sign up in the app, or check out our tiered plans right here.