How to Scan QR Code from Control Center in iOS 12

Have to deal with QR codes more often? With iOS 12, you can scan QR code right from your Home screen and Control Center on your iPhone. Dive right in to get started with this fine add-on and do toss up your thoughts about it down below in the comments.

One nifty little improvement that I have come across in iOS 12 is the ability to scan QR code right from the Control Center and iPhone Home Screen. If you have to often scan codes, you would find this enhancement pretty spot on.

For those unfamiliar, you had to launch Camera app to scan the code in iOS 11. Apple has made it even easier in the latest version of the iOS thanks to 3D Touch and the addition of QR code scanner icon in the Control Center. Read on…

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How to Scan QR Code from Control Center in iOS 12

Note: Ensure that you have already added QR code scanner to CC.

Step #1. To do so, open Settings → Go to Control Center.

Tap on Settings then Control Center in iOS 12 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Customise Controls → tap on the “+” button to the left of the Scan QR Code option.

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How to Scan QR Code from Control Center on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

Step #1. Bring up Control Center on your iOS device. On your iPhone X and iPad running iOS 12, swipe down from the top right corner to access CC.

On other iOS devices, swipe up from the bottom to bring up CC.

Step #2. Now, hit the QR scanner.

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Scan QR Code from Control Center on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

Then, go ahead with your task as usual.

Getting it done from Home Screen is just as straightforward. Keep reading…

Do note that you require 3D Touch to access the shortcut menu. So, ensure that your iPhone is compatible with it. Only iPhone 6s or later (except iPhone SE) supports this touch technology.

How to Scan QR Code from iPhone Home Screen Using 3D Touch

Step #1. Simply apply 3D touch on the Camera app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, a shortcut menu will appear with multiple options. Select “Scan QR Code.”

Scan QR Code using iPhone Camera

Next, it’s business as usual.

Note: One important thing worth mentioning is that you will continue to get the option to scan the code in the shortcut menu, even if you have disabled it in the Settings → Camera → Scan QR Codes.

That’s done!

Wrapping up

What do you think of this subtle but effective tweak? Personally, I find it on point. It seems to completely shut the door for third-party QR code scanners.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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