Microsoft Lens renames 'My Files' section to 'My Scans' in latest iOS update

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Lens for iOS recently received an update.
  • The update renames the "My Files" section to "My Scans."
  • It also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Microsoft Lens has a new update rolling out on iOS devices. The update includes a couple of changes and some bug fixes. The most notable difference is that the "My Files" section is now called "My Scans." Other than that name swap, the app brings fixes and general improvements.

Here's everything that's new in Microsoft Lens for iOS:

  • Fixes an issue where the filter and crop capability was freezing for some users
  • My Files is now called My Scans
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

Microsoft seems to like changing the names of things related to its scanning application. In February of this year, Microsoft renamed Office Lens to Microsoft Lens. With that name change came an improved scanning experience and the ability to scan up to 100 pages as PDFs or images. Now those scans are more clearly labeled within the app.

Scanning has always been at the core of Microsoft Lens, so it makes sense for Microsoft to change the name of My Files to My Scans. To see the My Scans section, you need to tap the ellipses menu in the top-right corner of the app. You'll also be taken to the section after scanning a document.

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5 Comments
  • But what about the Android? Microsoft should focus on Android, not iOS. I hate it when iOS versions of app not only get updated first but get new features before the Android versions and Android users have to wait months for it. That is not fair. The reason to focus on Android is because Android is on many different phones, whereas iOS is limited to just the iPhone
  • I don't think you have anything to worry about. Apps aren't always updated on the same day with the same features across platforms.
  • Lens is still a stand alone app? I just use it withing the Microsoft Office App. I thought they discontinued the app.
  • I thought the same...
  • I guess it's available for those that are not using Microsoft Office.