How to edit your receipt scanning preferences

Choose whether you’d like to automatically scan receipt images using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology or enter receipt details manually.

Switch between manual and automatic receipt upload:

On the web

To update your upload preferences, go to Settings > Receipts and toggle Capture details automatically on or off.

In the receipts app on your mobile device

Update your upload preferences by tapping the settings gear, and then toggle Capture Details on or off.

What's OCR?

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software is designed to recognize the text in an image. Wave uses this technology to automatically read and enter receipts details when you upload a picture of a receipt to Wave.

Receipts processed using OCR are usually completed in a matter of minutes, but in some cases processing can take up to an hour. To give you more control over your workflow, you can turn off automatic processing and choose manual entry instead.

When automatic processing is turned off, the receipt will display as Ready as soon as you upload it, allowing you to input the details yourself.

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