Here are four ways to scan a QR Code with an iPhone –
To scan a QR Code on your iPhone or iPad using the native camera app, follow these steps –
Launch the Camera on your iPhone
Point it at a QR Code to scan
Click on the notification banner at the top of the screen – this is the information stored in the QR Code
If the QR Code contains any actionable data (contact number, email address, or an audio clip) tap on the banner to trigger the action or pull down the banner to reveal more information before you tap on it
2. Control Center
Setting up the QR Code scanner on iPhone in the Control Center is far more convenient than using the camera every time. To add the built-in QR Code reader to the Control Center –
Go to Settings on your iPhone
Click on Control Center
Tap on Customize Controls
Under the More Controls tab, press on the ‘+’ next to the QR Code reader
Move the QR Code reader to any location you want on the Control Center using the hamburger icon next to it
To scan a QR Code from the Control Center,
Click on the QR Code reader icon in the Control Center
Point the camera near a QR Code to scan
The QR Code reader on the Control Panel allows you to scan a QR Code in low-light using the flashlight even if it is blurred.
This iPhone QR Code scanner is very powerful and fast, that can scan a QR Code within seconds, even if it is damaged or blurred (up to 30% damaged and inverted).
Now, scan a QR Code on your iPhone using Google Chrome with these simple steps –
Download Chrome from the App Store. If you already have Google Chrome on your iPhone, make sure to update it.
With your iPhone, 3D touch the Google Chrome app icon on the home screen
Now, click on Scan QR Code that will appear in the shortcut menu
Enable the app to access the camera. Tap on OK in the popup menu to scan a QR Code
NOTE: On devices that do not support 3D Touch, swipe down from the top of the Home Screen to access Spotlight. Now, type in QR Code in the search field. Google Chrome will prompt you with the option to scan a QR Code. Just tap on the app icon (Don’t forget to allow the app to access the Camera.)
4. Google Lens on Photos
An iPhone and iPad are capable of scanning a QR Code from its photos via Google Lens. To scan a QR Code using Google Lens,
Tap on Google Lens icon in the native camera
Click on the dots that appear on the screen with the QR Code to view the notification banner
Tap on the link to view the triggered action
To scan a QR Code using the Google Assistant on your iPhone,
Open the Google Assistant on your iPhone
In the search bar, tap on the Google Lens icon next to the microphone icon
Allow Google to access your camera. Tap on Turn on the camera to use Lens option
Look for the Photos icon on the upper right part of the screen. Your Photo Library will appear
Tap the All Photos icon to select the photo that contains a QR Code you want to scan and tap on it
The notification banner will appear on the screen, click on it to be directed to the set action
NOTE 1: To scan a QR Code using Google Lens from your Google Assistant, pre-download the app.
NOTE 2: A QR Code can be scanned using the iPod Touch as well using the native camera app and via the Control Center. To scan a QR Code using the iPod Touch, simply follow the steps mentioned above.
As the world continues to sail through uncertainty in the newly adopted world, businesses are faced with many challenges – shifting business hours, fluctuating supply chains, and protecting their employees – all while ensuring that the public health is a priority whilst taking these decisions.
Contactless solutions will be the new future in a post-pandemic world. Contactless technologies such as NFC tags and QR Codes are on the rise and will continue to be in existence since it promotes zero-touch.