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How to Easily Scan QR Codes on Your Samsung Phone

QR codes can be very useful for quickly accessing more information, special offers, downloading apps, and more. Fortunately, Samsung phones have built-in QR scanning capabilities, so you don‘t need to download any additional apps to get started.

Overview of Scanning QR Codes on Samsung

Samsung integrates QR code scanning into several different apps and functions:

  • Camera app: The default camera app can directly scan QR codes when you point your camera at them.

  • Quick Settings: There is a dedicated "Scan QR Code" function under Quick Settings that launches the camera to scan codes.

  • Bixby Vision: Samsung‘s AI assistant Bixby offers a Vision mode that can scan QR codes using the camera.

  • Samsung Internet: The Samsung web browser has the option to automatically detect and scan QR codes when enabled.

With all these methods available, scanning QR codes on your Samsung device is quick and convenient. The built-in scanning eliminates the need to install third-party apps.

Below we‘ll explore each method in more detail, along with step-by-step instructions.

Scanning Via Camera App

The easiest way to scan a QR code using your Samsung phone is through the default Camera app:

  1. Launch the Camera app from your home screen, locked screen by swiping up from corner, or by pressing the Power button twice.

  2. Point your camera directly at the QR code to automatically scan it. You don‘t need to take an actual picture.

  3. A preview link or QR code details will pop up on your screen. Click the pop-up notification to open the link or save the QR code details.

The camera scanning works flawlessly as long as you hold your phone steady and capture the entire QR code in the viewfinder.

Scanning Through Quick Settings

If your Samsung phone runs Android 9.0 or higher, Quick Settings includes a dedicated "Scan QR Code" function:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen and select the "Scan QR Code" icon in Quick Settings.

  2. The first time, allow camera access when prompted. Point the camera at the QR code.

  3. The code will scan automatically, and you can tap the preview to open the link or share it however you choose.

This method makes QR code scanning easily accessible without having to open up the camera.

Scanning Via Bixby Vision

Bixby Vision is Samsung‘s AI assistant that can scan QR codes using the camera:

  1. Open the Bixby Vision app from your home screen or app drawer. Allow access to photos and videos if prompted.

  2. Point the camera at the QR code to automatically scan it.

  3. A preview of the QR code details will appear. Tap it to open the link in your browser or copy it.

Bixby Vision works great for scanning QR codes in real life or even in photos saved to your camera roll.

Scanning in Samsung Internet

The Samsung Internet browser supports automatic QR code scanning:

  1. Open Samsung Internet and go to Settings > Useful Features. Turn on QR Code Reader.

  2. Make sure pop-ups are allowed in the app‘s permissions.

  3. When browsing web pages, the browser will automatically recognize QR codes and scan them when tapped.

Enabling this feature ensures you never miss an opportunity to quickly scan a code while browsing.

Key Benefits of Using Samsung for QR Scanning

Taking advantage of Samsung‘s integrated scanning tools offers multiple benefits:

  • Convenience: Easy access from multiple apps without downloading anything additional.

  • Speed: Very fast scanning capabilities once camera is pointed at QR code.

  • Usefulness: Great for accessing more product information, special offers, downloading apps, and more.

  • Self-sufficiency: No need for third-party QR scanner apps.

Tips for Successfully Scanning QR Codes

To ensure the smoothest QR code scanning experience on your Samsung:

  • Hold your device steady directly in front of code while scanning. No need to take an actual picture.

  • QR codes can be scanned accurately even from an angle or further distance.

  • Scan codes in adequately lit environments. Low light makes scanning more difficult.

In no time you‘ll be scanning QR codes all over the place to uncover helpful information and useful links! With the power of Samsung‘s built-in scanning across multiple apps, QR codes will become an everyday convenience.