How to Scan QR Code on iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone X in iOS 11

This blog post details the method to scan QR codes on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X in iOS 11 using the new QR code scanning feature in Camera App.

Myra updated on Aug 15, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

As you may know, in the newly released iOS 11, there is a built-in QR code scanning feature, which means you don't need to scan QR code on iPhone with the help of the third-party software. But how to scan QR code on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X running iOS 11 remains unknown to some iPhone users. Given that, this article is written to provide the detailed steps about how to scan QR code on iPhone using Camera. Besides, you can also apply the steps introduced below to your iPad to do QR code scanning. Read on to get the details.

How to scan QR code on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11

Step 1: Go to Camera App on your iPhone in iOS 11. There are two ways to make it. You can open Camera App either from your home screen or from Control Center. (In Control Center, you can also record your iPhone screen.)

Step 2: Put your iPhone screen above the QR code and align it with the viewfinder. Hold your iPhone until you see a notification on the top of your iPhone screen telling you which website the QR code is linked to.

Step 3: Click the notification to go to the link and do whatever you need.

Although it's quite convenient to scan QR code with your iPhone camera, what you need to pay attention to is some QR codes are made to deceive you. Thus you should be careful when you find a QR code and then decide whether you can scan it for you may be linked to some fraudulent websites that can invade your privacy. By the way, turning off location service on iPhone is also a good way to protect your privacy. Hope you can enjoy your iPhone to the fullest.

How to scan QR code on iPhone in iOS 11


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