Scanning QR codes on Samsung smartphones is quick and easy. These codes are becoming more and more popular not only to replace barcodes, but also to share information or replace business cards, etc.Here’s how to easily scan a QR code with your Samsung Galaxy
Reading QR codes was unique to Samsung’s web browser in the past, when the images were mostly used to share text snippets such as URLs. This can be done later using the Bixby Vision app, but as of One UI 2/2.5 you can scan QR codes in two different ways.
How to Scan QR Codes with Samsung Exclusive Reader
Samsung’s One UI overlay offers shortcuts from the quick settings menu to a dedicated QR code reader, a list of shortcuts displayed above the notification panel when you swipe down from the top of the screen. This option is available on smartphones running One UI 2.5 or later:
- open menu Quick Setup By swiping down the screen from the top
- Navigate to last page to open options Scan QR code.
- If the shortcut is not available, tap the + icon and add it to the quick settings menu
- Point the camera at the QR code (if you open the app from the lock screen, you need to unlock the smartphone first)
- Select the desired option to interact with the QR code
You will be able to quickly access the QR code reader using the quick settings of your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. / © kwgeek
How to scan a QR code with the Samsung Camera app
QR codes can also be detected and interacted with using the native camera app of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The QR code reader integrates a scene detection algorithm and displays a notification when a QR code is detected.
- Open the camera app
- Point your smartphone at the QR code
- press Display options
- Choose what you want to do with the QR code
It’s also easy to scan QR codes with Samsung’s camera app / © kwgeek
And you, do you prefer to scan QR codes with Google Lens or the Bixby Vision app? What’s your favorite way to interact with QR codes?