Although QR (Quick Response) codes are not quite as popular as industry insiders anticipated, many shops and websites use them to swiftly communicate and store data. Ticket websites, coupon codes and contact information are still commonly stored through QR codes.
It could not be easier to scan QR codes on an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad.
This is because Apple has included a QR code reader into its camera software.
As a result, it is an incredibly simple process, should you need to quickly scan a QR code.
QR code scanner: QR codes are a quick and easy way to input information into your Apple iPhone
QR code scanner: Ticket websites, coupon codes and contact information are still commonly stored through QR codes
However, as with all technology, it can at first be difficult to understand what to do or getting your iOS device to recognise what it is staring at.
Because of this Express.co.uk reveals exactly how to scan a QR code with an Apple iPhone.
This works with the most recent Apple operating system iOS 13, in addition to older versions of Apple’s operating system.
QR code scanner: It could not be easier to scan QR codes on an Apple device
How to scan QR code on an Apple iPhone:
Begin by opening the camera app on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
Next, hold the iPhone or iPad camera so the QR code is clearly visible on the device’s screen.
The Apple iPhone or iPad then will recognise the code and offer a notification.
Now tap the notification to be taken to the destination of your QR code.
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Can Apple Wallet app scan QR codes on iPhone and iPad?
Apple iPhone and iPad also boast a built-in QR reader in the Wallet app.
To access the QR code scanner, open the app.
Next click on the plus button at the top of the Passes section.
Now tap on Scan Code to Add a Pass to the Wallet app.
From here, you can scan QR codes for coupons, boarding passes, tickets, and loyalty cards.
QR code scanner: Apple has included a QR code reader into its camera software
However, please note this will only work for specific things that Wallet considers Passes.
Users will get an error message should they attempt to scan any other QR code.
If you don’t fancy either of the above two methods, you can also head to the App Store.
There you will find a wide selection of free QR code reading applications.
Apple iPhone photography competition:
Although very useful, cameras on Apple iPhone are, of course, not only used for scanning QR codes.
The latest batch of entries for the Shot On iPhone campaign has recently been released.
For anyone unfamiliar with the campaign, Apple annually highlights the best photographs and videos shot on its smartphone range to showcase the power of its cutting-edge camera tech.
The winning images are selected by an expert panel.
The chosen images were displayed on billboards in cities around the world.