How to receive and send a fax from iPhone or iPad

Despite the evolution of technology, there are still times when you may need to send or receive a fax. Whether it's rare or regular, luckily you can solve your fax problems with the app. Check out three ways to receive and send a fax using your iPhone or iPad, including two free options and solutions for companies with strict privacy requirements.

There are several large industries that still rely on faxes, including law, healthcare, finance, and government. In many cases, this is due to greater security compared to email vulnerabilities. For a deeper understanding of why fax machines are still in use, check out this article.

It rarely makes sense for a personal person to own a fax machine, but there are times when you might need access to a fax machine. Let's take a look at some good options for receiving and sending a fax using your iPhone or iPad.

The first option is suitable even for small and large companies, including those who need HIPAA compliance and end-to-end encryption.

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iFax is the original iOS fax app released back in 2008, the same year that the Apple App Store debuted. Since then, it has been constantly improved and updated and is used by individuals in companies such as 3M, Lyft, Citibank, the US government and others.

iFax features:

  • Free for 5 pages per month
  • No account required
  • Military – 256-bit end-to-end encryption
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Import and scan documents
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch support

iFax has an average score of 4.6/5 stars based on 27,000 ratings. After a 7-day free trial, iFax starts at $19.99/month or $16.67/month if billed annually.

Fax Burner

Fax Burner for iPhone and iPad allows users to send and receive faxes and also offers the ability to send 5 pages for free. In-app purchases allow you to send and receive more than free.

Every time you need to receive a fax, just click one button and we will provide you with a free fax number that you can use within 24 hours. As soon as you receive the fax, we will notify you, store the fax on your phone, and send a copy to your mailbox. Note. We only offer U.S. (United States) phone numbers.

Fax Burner has an average rating of 4.9/5 stars based on over 22,000 reviews. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Fax from iPhone

Fax from iPhone offers both iPhone and iPad versions of its app and has unlimited weekly, monthly or yearly paid options from $5.99. There is also the option to buy credits starting at $2.99.

If you're in a situation where you need to send multiple faxes over a set period of time, one of the weekly or monthly subscription options might work.


iPhone Fax is rated 4.7/5 stars with over 18,000 reviews.

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