Friday, December 9, 2022

How To Scan A QR Code And Barcode On iPhone? – Guide

iPhone is filled with features that are specifically designed for helping users. With the iOS 15 release, iPhones are better than ever. One of the many features of iPhone is the ability to scan QR codes and Barcodes. Many new iPhone users are a bit unfamiliar with these features, so if you didn’t know how to do it, here is a detailed guide.

How To Scan A QR Code On iPhone?

Scanning a QR code on iPhone is actually quite easy, but there is no separate option for scanning a QR code, which is likely where the confusion comes from. There is no separate QR scanner on iPhone, but rather the camera app automatically detects QR codes. Still confused? Here is how you can do it:

  • Open the Camera app on your iPhone.
  • Focus the camera on the QR code you want to scan.
  • Your iPhone should automatically scan the QR codes and show you the result.


How To Scan Barcodes On iPhone?

Scanning barcodes is a bit different than scanning QR codes on iPhones. There is no native way in your iPhone to scan a barcode. However, iPhones camera and neural engine is strong enough to detect the barcode. So, how to scan barcodes on iPhone?

For that, you will need a barcode scanner on your iPhone. From barcode scanner I mean third party apps from Apples Appstore. There are many such apps available that you can install and scan barcodes with.

One such app is QR Code Reader – Barcode Maker, which you can download from the Apple Appstore. Once you have downloaded it, follow these steps:

  • Open the app and tap on the barcode icon present in the center of the screen.


  • Give the app the permission for accessing the camera.
  • Focus on the barcode you want to scan and it should get scanned. The data will display on your screen.


Closing Up

So, there you have it. Now you know how to scan a QR code and Barcode on an iPhone. If you have any questions regarding this topic, ask them in the comment section.

Sanmay Chakrabarti
Sanmay Chakrabarti
Sanmay is a Windows Insider and editor at BottoBotto. He is a Tech enthusiast and has been writing tech blogs for over 2 years now. He loves reading books, traveling to new places and listening to music in his free time.


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