Scan a QR code with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to use the built-in camera on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to scan a Quick Response (QR) code.

QR codes give you quick access to websites without having to type or remember a web address. You can use the Camera app that's built in to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to scan a QR code.

scanning a QR code on iPhone

How to scan a QR code

  1. Open the Camera app from your device's Home screen, Control Center, or Lock screen.
  2. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the Camera app's viewfinder. Your device recognizes the QR code and shows a notification.
  3. Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code.

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