You can use the Code Scanner to scan Quick Response (QR) codes for links to websites, apps, coupons, tickets, and more. The iPhone camera automatically detects and highlights a QR code.
This is for the iPhone running iOS 11 and higher
A QR code is a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read by devices with camera or specialized barcode reader. Some QR codes even allow users to pay for goods, such as groceriess, as an alternative form of touchless payment.
The dedicated scanner is helpful for scanning QR codes in dark environments, as it enables you to use your camera’s flash as a light to illuminate the code.
First, open the Settings app (the gear icon). Refer to below image:
Next, scroll down and choose the Control Center option. See below image:
Now, scroll down and tap the “+” icon next to the Code Scanner option. See following image:
Now, the Code Scanner control will be added to the bottom of the Control Center. You will see the Code Scanner option with a “–” icon just above the More Controls section. This indicates that the Code Scanner is now embedded in the Control Center. Refer to below image:’
It’s now time to use the feature to scan a QR code.To open Control Center, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen.
Next, tap the new Code Scanner control. See below image:
This will open a dedicated QR code scanning interface. Just point your iPhone’s camera toward the QR code. See following image:
It will be scanned after a second, and your iPhone will automatically open the designated app to complete the action. In our example, we are opening the USPS website regarding a customer experience questionarre. Refer to below image:
You are finished. Also, you can use your iPhone to create your own QR code, like pointing to your website or Facebook page. Please feel free to share this post! One way to share is via Twitter.
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