How to check our mobile has QR code scanner by default?

QR code scanner

How to check our mobile has QR code scanner by default?

QR code scanner -This article will explain, what is QR Code? and how to check our mobile has a default QR code scanner? Also help to identify best QR code scanner app.

 What are QR Codes?

QR Codes are two-dimensional barcodes. QR stands for Quick Response which refers to the instant information access hidden in the Code. They are customizable, both in function and design, and are the best channel for connecting traditional print media with any interactive online content.

Depending on the type of QR Code scanned, you will be prompted with a different action. For example, any URL Code will ask to open the link with Google Chrome. If it’s a vCard Code, it will give you the option to add contact details to your address book.

Can my Android phone or tablet scan QR code scanner natively?

The best way to figure out if your device can read QR Codes is “Open your Camera app and point it steady for 2-3 seconds towards the QR Code you want to scan. Whenever scanning is enabled, a notification will appear.”

If nothing happens, you may have to go to your Settings app and enable QR Code scanning. If QR Codes isn’t an option in your settings, your device unfortunately can’t scan QR Codes natively. But don’t worry, this only means you’ll have to download a third-party QR Code reader app.

Simple way to scan QR-codes by Android without downloading scanner :-

There is an simple way to scan QR-codes on Android by using camera and Google Screen search.

Open the camera and focus it to QR-code. By holding Home button the content of QR-code comes visible (clickable links included).

Activating The Screen Search on Android

Open Google App (icon above), or find Google App on Google Play

  1. Tap the Navigation (three stripes on the upper left corner)
  2. Choose: SettingsQR code Settings
  3. Choose: Screen search
  4. Swipe to activate it

That’s it — you are good to go


Third-party QR Code reader or QR code scanner apps we recommend

i-nigma QR & Barcode Scanner

Our personal favorite at QRCG, it’s a basic, no-fuss app that reads pretty much every type of QR Code you put in front of it.

QR Code Reader

Currently with 291,000+ reviews, this QR Code reader app is the most popular on Google Play Store.  Or You can also try QR Code Reader ( by scan)

Lightning QR Scanner

This app is one of the top-rated on Google Play Store and, as the name suggests, includes a built-in flashlight for scanning QR Codes in a poorly lit setting.

Apps that you might already have but didn’t know can also scan QR Codes


With 166 million monthly active users, this popular mobile app can also read QR Codes. Just point the camera towards the QR Code, then tap and hold the screen to open the link.


Known as a music recognizing app, Shazam can also scan QR Codes for interactive content, special offers, and ability to purchase items or share them with others.


The social network added QR Code scanning in its Lens visual discovery feature to make it “more useful and actionable for brands” that are using the platform to promote their products.

Top 9 QR Code types :

Every QR Code has a specific purpose. You can provide different types of information depending on the goals of a campaign. Below are some of the popular QR Code types.

Website URL Codes open Google Chrome from your Android device and go to any page on the web.

vCard Codes allow you to save someone’s contact information directly into your address book. This type of Code is perfect on business cards and resumes at networking events.

Event Codes quickly save the date to your calendar from a meeting or party invitation.

Email Codes are used to send out pre-defined (but editable) messages to a specific address. For a business looking to collect customer email addresses, this is for you.

Map Codes show the exact address location and are GPS coordinate specific. On an Android device, this QR Code automatically opens Google Maps.

SMS Codes send out an editable SMS message to a certain phone number after scanning. This would be valuable for getting customers to subscribe to an SMS-only marketing list.

Wi-Fi Network Code will connect to the relevant network and present users with a notification to confirm the connection when your smartphone is linked to a Wi-Fi connection.

Phone Codes quickly dial an outgoing call instead of having to enter it manually. If you want to combine this feature with the vCard Code, check out vCard Plus.

Callback-URL Codes allow users and third-party apps to craft specialized URLs that launch a specific location of an app after scanning the QR Code.


Marketing with QR Codes

Business owners benefit the most out of QR Codes. Any information that a company wants to provide is directly accessible to customers. Thanks to Apple, scanning Codes has become simpler than ever. And with plenty more of QR Code types along the way, there are lots of different possibilities to share high value information at a low cost. While creating QR Codes is easy, the challenging part is knowing how to use them creatively to attract and engage consumers.


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