How to Scan QR Code on iPhone

I don’t know about you, but I see QR codes everywhere I go, whether I’m in a restaurant, in a store where they advertise an event, or even on websites. QR code becomes something special for money transaction purpose. If you’re not familiar with that QR code, then you’ve come to the right place. Let me quickly jump in here and explain what a QR code is, how to scan one on your iPhone.

What is QR code?

Quick Response, or QR, is an easy method for your iPhone to read information. Your iPhone will launch the information page after scanning the code. A web page, PDF, social network account, or other online resource may contain this data.

The purpose of QR codes is to quickly take you to a website or a product, and the iPhone has a built-in scanner with iOS 13 or later.

How to Scan QR Code on iPhone?

Usually you have to download a third party application to scan QR codes, but with iOS 13 and above you get built-in QR code scanning application, it means no need to install any other third party application . Follow the steps below to know how to use the QR code on your iPhone devices.

STEP 1: Enable QR code from Settings app:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the camera and open it.
  3. There you will find a tab name Scan QR Codes.
  4. Enable the Scan QR codes option.

STEP 2: Scan the QR code with the Camera app:

  1. Open the camera app on your iPhone.
  2. Make sure you have selected the rear camera.
  3. Now point the camera at the QR code you want to scan.
  4. The QR code should be in the center of your camera app screen in the 4 edge corners.
  5. Once you do this, the camera will automatically scan the QR code.
  6. You will be notified after scanning, as soon as you click on the notification, it will open the URL that was in the QR code directly.


You can add a QR code shortcut if you don’t want to open the camera app. The shortcut is created in the control center.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Click Control Center.
  3. In the more controls section you will find the code scanner.
  4. Click the plus icon next to Code Scanner to add it to the included controls.
  5. To access it, on your home screen, scroll down to the top right corner, there you will see the code scanner icon.
  6. Click the code scanner icon to scan a QR code.

That’s it folks! This is the easy way to use QR code. You can even download any third-party application if you don’t want to use the built-in feature on your iPhone.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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