Scan QR Codes with your iPhone or iPad

How can we scan a QR code on our Apple device?

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QR codes are increasingly popular, and they are already present in many aspects of our daily life: from links to websites, to discount tickets, and even some professionals include a QR code on their business card. For this reason, it is possible that at some point you have the need to scan one of these codes, and if you have an iPhone or an iPad you are in luck, since the process is very simple and fast. If you don’t know how to scan a QR code on Apple, pay attention!


The first thing you should know is that the camera app of every Apple device already has an integrated software that recognizes QR codes, so all you have to do is “take a picture” of the code in question and it will be recognized by your iPhone or iPad .

How to scan a QR code from your iOS device

The first thing you have to do is open your camera app on your iPhone or iPad. This app already incorporates, as we have explained before, a software to detect QR codes. All you have to do is focus the QR code in question with the camera of your iOS device. But don’t press the button to take a picture!

When the camera detects that you are pointing to a QR code instead of taking a picture, you will get a notification on your iPhone or iPad. Click on this notification to open the link on the code. And that’s it! As additional information, it is worth knowing that the iPhone Wallet app also has an integrated QR code scanner. This scanner will only work with the QR codes of discount tickets, train tickets gift cards or tickets to shows and that sort of things; but if you try to scan a QR code of something else (for example, a web page), the app will give you an error message.


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