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How to add a QR scanner to the Control Center on an iPhone or iPad



How to add a QR scanner to the Control Center on an iPhone or iPad


Some people ask, “Does the iPhone have a QR scanner?” Yes! It is very easy to use your iPhone as a QR reader. In fact, you can add a QR code reader to your iPhone’s Control Center for the fastest access possible. Learning how to use your iPhone’s QR reader will make it easier to install new equipment or register products online. If you use QR codes frequently and would like to add this feature to the Control Center of your iPhone or iPad and learn how to use your device as a QR scanner once you have installed the QR reader feature, read on.

How to add a QR scanner to the Control Center

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Control center.
  3. Click on Customize controls.
  4. Look below More controls, and you should see an option to Scan QR code.
  5. Tap on the white plus sign in green circle On the left. You will now see Scan QR Code under Include.

How to use your iPhone’s QR scanner

  1. Now all you need to do to use your iPhone’s QR scanner is open the Control Center.
  2. Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen if you have an iPhone without a home button. For models with home buttons, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap on the QR code icon; Your iPhone’s camera app will open. Hold your iPhone over the QR code you want to read and follow the on-screen instructions. In my case, my iPhone indicated that I needed to bring my device closer to the QR code.
  1. When in range of the QR code, your iPhone will offer the option to follow the link in the code, as shown in the photo below.
  2. Tap on the Link and your iPhone will navigate to the web page.

With this trick, you can quickly access your QR code whenever you need it. There are many other ways to customize accessibility in Control Center, but this is one of the lesser known tricks. Whether you’re scanning a product for store discounts or registering your new coffeemaker, using your iPhone’s QR scanner is a smart trick. Happy scanning!