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How to Scan QR Code in Android and iPhone

by Fahad Saleem

QR codes are everywhere these days. From airports to superstores, you will find specially embedded codes on products which you can scan using your mobile phones. QR codes is an amazing innovation which has made things a lot easier. You don’t need to have a boarding pass if you know how to scan a QR code at the airport. A Quick Response Code packs textual information in it, which you can unlock by a scanner. Similarly, you can unlock, make payments, authorize certain actions, login websites and computers using QR codes. But scanning a QR code is a bit tricky, and you must learn how to do it correctly, otherwise it could result in a system lockdown.

As expected, there are apps for scanning QR codes. Not every app works perfectly, but there are a few which are impeccable in performance, and very famous on the play store because of their stability. If you are going to scan a QR code, you must have one of these apps installed in your mobile phone. Otherwise, you will not be able to scan a QR code.

Scanning QR Code in Android

QR Code Reader

QR Code Reader is one of the best QR code apps available for Android. It not only scans the QR code easily, it also lets you know the details such as the price and mode of the product in case of shopping. The app is just over 2MB in size, and the reviews are amazing, establishing its repo. The app has over 50 million downloads, depicting its performance and user trust.

Just install the app and open it. Now point the phone camera towards the QR code which is needed to be scanned. The app also gives you an option to open the QR code in the browser or in app itself.

Make sure to keep an eye on malicious, buggy QR codes. These codes have automatic popups and website openers in them, which could initiate installation of apps.

Scanning QR Code in iPhone

 If you want to scan QR code on iPhone or iPad, you will need an app, as Apple devices, just like Android, do not have the ability to scan the QR codes directly through camera without an app, the only exception being the Apple Pay system, which has the built-in support. Quick Scan is the best app for you if you want to scan QR codes in iPhone or iPad. Just install the app and then point the camera towards the code and the code will be scanned.

This is how to scan a QR code on Android and iPhone. In case you have questions or feedback, use the comments section below.

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