How to scan a QR code on iOS

Tips & Tricks: How to scan QR code on iPhone or iPad

by Ugo Kevin

It’s really easy to scan QR codes on iOS devices

How to scan QR code on iPhone, iPad has been made easy with these easy steps , if that’s what you are looking for – you came to the right spot.

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How to scan QR code on an iPhone

  1. Open up the camera app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Hold the camera so the QR code is clearly visible
  3. Your device will recognize the code, and show you a notification
  4. Tap the notification to be taken to the destination of your QR code

How to scan a QR code on iPhone and iPad

Open your iPhone or iPad’s Camera app first. This is normally on the home screen at the bottom right of the device, but it is on the first page on iPads, and if you switch it around it it will be somewhere else. Keep the camera of the computer on to QR code. Do not press the shutter button, the iOS system detects the QR code immediately and notifies on-screen. (Make sure you’re wired to Wi-Fi, or cell signal, otherwise it won’t work.)

Tap the notification to be taken to the destination of the QR code. This could be a website, app, or feature of your phone.

There – in those few steps, you’ve easily scanned a QR code on your iPhone or iPad!

How to scan QR code on iPhone
An example of a QR code on iPad

Wallet app can scan QR codes on iPhone and iPad

The Wallet app on the iPhone and iPod even has a built-in QR reader. Open the app to access the scanner, press the plus button at the top of the ‘Passes’ section, and then tap Add Pass Scan Code.

You can search QR codes for vouchers, boarding passes, tickets and loyalty cards from here, but only for the particular items that “passes.” are considered by Pocket.

You’ll get an error message if you try to check some other QR code.

If you don’t want one of the two methods above, you can also go to the App Store, where you can find a wide variety of free QR code reading apps.

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