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[GUIDE] 3 Quick Ways to Scan QR code on own phone

Using QR code is one of the easiest way to do several things such as sharing connections, making payments, sharing data or links and the list goes on. To use a QR code you need to scan it by mostly using the phone camera.

But sometimes we have a image of the QR code in our phone and we need to scan it. But it can be seemed difficult to scan it if we don’t know how to scan QR code on our own phone.

You have most probably faced the same issue and that’s why you are here, reading this article on Android Story.

How to scan QR code on own phone

 

How to Scan QR code on own phone

Now you don’t need to worry about this issue. By reading this article you will be able scan QR codes on your own phone. I will share three methods and you can us any of these. All of them are super easy and simple. These method will work on both Android and iOS. Let’s try these methods.

Requirements :

  • You must have the image of the QR code in your phone.
  • You need to follow the methods given in this article. That’s it ?

Method 1: Scan QR code using Google Lens feature

Almost every phone has Google or Google Chrome app installed. You will be surprised to know that both of these app has Google Lens feature. You can scan almost every object including QR code that we will be scanning in this article. Take a glance at the requirements and proceed with this method.

 

Scan QR code using Google Lens feature

 

Requirements:

  • Latest version of Google or Chrome app installed
  • Working internet connection¬†

Steps to scan QR code using Google Lens feature

Step 1: Open Google or Chrome app.
Step 2: On Google app, you will see a colorful camera icon on the right of the search bar. For iOS users, there will be a Google Lens Icon. Both of them works same.
Open Google

 

On Google Chrome, Click on the search bar or URL bar at the top.
Click on the search bar or URL bar at the top.

Then you will see the camera icon on the right of the search bar.

Click on the Camera icon
Click on the Camera icon.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the image that contains the QR code that you want to scan.
select the image that contains the QR code
Note: You may need to grant storage and camera permission if you are using this feature for the first time.
Step 4: Your QR code should already be scanned.
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If not then try to adjust the scan area and place it on the QR code.

Pros

  • Almost all phone have Google or Chrome app installed.
  • Fast and simple

Cons

  • Requires internet connection

Method 2: Scan QR code using third party application

You can also scan QR code using third party scanner apps available on Google play store or App store. Some of these apps will allow you scan QR code on your own phone beside using camera to scan. There are so many QR code scanner apps that does the same job. In this article I am going to use QR Scanner: Barcode Scanner app which is available on Google play store. You can also find similar app on App Store.

Requirements:

  • You need to install a third party QR code scanner app

Steps to scan QR code using third party application

Step 1: Install and open the scanner app.

Step 2: You will see a photos or Gallery icon. Click on it.

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Step 3: Select the image that contains the QR code.

Step 4: Adjust the Scan area and place it over the QR code. Click on scan button.

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That’s it. Your result should be shown like the image below.
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Pros

  • Fast and simple
  • Works offline

Cons

  • Requires third party application to be installed

Mathod 3: Scan QR code using built-in QR scanner

Almost every phone has a built-in barcode scanner functionality. Some phone has it into their phone camera app and some has it separately. You can try this method if your phone have one of them. The method is simple.

Requirements:

  • A secondary phone

Steps to scan QR code using built-in barcode scanner

Step 1: Open Gallery or file manager to open the image contains the QR code.
Step 2: Take your secondary phone and open camera,

Step 2.1: Point the camera on the QR code and capture a image of the code.

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You can also share the image of the code from your main phone to the secondary phone.

Step 3: Take your primary phone and open the barcode scanner. This should be somewhere on the Quick settings panel or the app menu.

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Some phone has this feature into the stock Camera/ Modes/QR scanner.

Step 4: Once the QR scanner is opened, point the camera on your secondary phone.

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You have to open the image of the code that you have captured.
If you have followed these steps properly you should successfully scanned your QR code.

Pros

  • Works offline

Cons

  • Requires a secondary phone

Frequently Asked Questions on scanning QR code on own phone

How to scan QR code on own phone?

To scan QR code that is stored in your phone, you need to follow the steps given in this article. These steps are very simple.

Do I need internet connection to scan QR code on my own phone?

It depends on which mathod you are using. I have shown both with internet and without internet. If you use Google Lens feature you will need a internet connection to scan the QR code. But using third party scanner, it can be done while offline.

My phone has built in QR code scanner with image scanning feature. Do I need to follow these methods?

If your phone has this feature then that will be enough for you. You don’t need to follow these methods.

Muhammad Minhaz

Highly Interested in technology specially in Smartphone. Spend most of the time of his day exploring the ever-growing smartphone industry. Writer and Owner of AndroidStory.

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