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Scan QR Codes with iOS Camera App

iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 can scan QR Codes with the native Camera application. QR Codes are barcodes. The Camera app provides basic functionality for scanning QR Codes; advanced scanning features are available using a different applications.

Note that the Camera app only will scan QR Codes, it will not scan other barcode formats. To scan other barcode formats, download the GoToTags iPhone App.

Scanning QR Code with iPhone

Camera App Settings

To enable QR Code scanning in the Camera app, go to:

Settings > Camera and enable Scan QR Codes


Updated on September 9, 2017

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