Learn to Read QR codes with Google’s Camera app

Many of you could read QR Code with the help of Google’s Camera app and yet, you are not doing it. I really don’t understand why is this happening. QR codes are surrounding us. Just think for a few seconds and you will realize that these little pixelated squares appear on billboards and in magazine ads, on product packaging, email signatures, magazines, brochures, and many other locations. Haven’t you been curious up to now?

If you have the chance to unlock their contents, then you can immediately obtain a web link to find out more information about something or to get a password for a wireless network: scan the code and the information should appear in your web browser or connect you to the network. But how can you do that?

It sounds really simple and the truth is that yes, it actually is! All you need is the right app for the job and there is no better choice than Google’s Camera app. As you probably know, smartphones are used for reading QR code (Quick Response Code) and to read the QR code you will require a special QR code reader application on your phone.

You can also: Use Google Goggles and search the web by using your phone’s camera

With Google Camera app and Google’s contextual assistance ‘Now On Tap’, you have the chance to read such a QR Code, which means you do not need to install any QR code scanner application on your phone.

For that to be possible, there is though a major requirement that you cannot skip. Your handset should be running at least on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Well, it basically uses Google Now On Tap feature to read QR code, which is a feature of Android Marshmallow and up, but is this a problem? I don’t really think so!

Here’s what you must do:

Learn to Read QR codes with Google’s Camera app:

  1. You should first enable Google Now On Tap;
  2. Launch your camera app and point it to any QR code that you want to read;
  3. Now, simply long press on the home button to initiate Now On Tap;
  4. You should eventually see the content of QR code on the screen.

If you cannot do all these since your device is not running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, then let me remind you that there are a few different Android apps for scanning QR codes. QR Code Reader is one of of the best free choices of the moment. It works quickly, is reliable and will automatically recognize any code your camera is pointing at in merely a second.

If you want, you can grab it from here.

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