Scanning QR code with iPhone and iPad Camera app in iOS 11 is virtually a cake walk. It's indeed become a lot easier as you no longer need to use third-party apps to get the job done.
With the use of QR-scanning feature, you can instantly join the Wi-Fi network, find the download link of any app, share URLs, add calendar events and more. The best thing about this feature is that it's built right into the Camera app and works intuitively.
How to Scan QR Codes on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11
To scan QR code on your iPhone using the camera, first, you need to make sure that the hidden feature is enabled. Let's do it.
How to Enable QR Code Scanning Feature in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Scroll down and tap on Camera.
Step #2. Now, turn on the the switch next to Scan QR Code, if already not ON.
How Scan QR Code in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Camera app on your device.
Step #2. Now, point your smartphone Camera at the QR code for a few seconds. Make sure the code is visible in the camera's viewfinder. Once the code is scanned, you will get the notification. For instance, when I scanned the QR code of iGeeksBlog, I got the App Store link in the popup. Now, you just need to tap on the notification to complete the action.
How to Disable QR Code Scanning Feature in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
For whatever reason, you don't want to use this feature anymore? No problem, you can easily turn it off.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → Tap on Camera.
Step #2. Turn off the switch next to Scan QR Codes.
That's how you can scan QR code using iPhone camera. But what if your iDevice is not compatible with iOS 11? Not to worry, there are many QR scanner apps available on App Store. Check it out.
The camera app has really become smarter in iOS 11, hasn't it? There is another hidden gem called camera-leveling feature in this app that allows you to capture photos from overhead view perfectly. I would recommend you to give it a try as well if you wish to snapshots from the top down view effortlessly.
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