How to create QR codes on your iPhone (iOS 11)

How to create QR codes on your iPhone (iOS 11)

iOS 11 doesn’t deliver a significant change to the operating system, like its predecessor. However, when you look inside, there are a lot of handy things that make your daily life much easier. One such thing is the ability to scan QR codes.

Apple has officially integrated the QR code scanning feature in its built-in Camera app, allowing users to instantly scan a QR code every time they point their camera to a QR code. Noticeably, you now can easily create your own QR codes, right on your iPhone  running iOS 11, and all it takes is using an app, known as Visual Codes.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to create QR codes using Visual Codes app on your iPhone. Before we get started, make sure you are now running iOS 11 on your device. If you are not sure, head to Settings > General > Software Update.

How to create your own QR codes on your iPhone (iOS 11)

Step one: First off, head to the App Store and download the app (Visual Codes). Once you are done, install the app on your device and launch it from your home screen

Step two: When you are in, hit the Add Code button at the bottom of the screen. After that, you will be presented with 7 options. Select one and proceed with the next step

Step three: On the next screen, provide the details as required and tap on Create Code at the bottom to go back to the home screen of the app. From here, tap on the code and you will get a preview of it on your device.

Note that if you hit the Share button, you will be asked to upgrade the app to the full version that costs you $1.99.

How to scan a QR code on your iPhone (iOS 11)

Scanning a QR code is pretty simple in iOS 11, as the feature is enabled automatically on your device. If you need help, you can follow the steps below.

Step one: Launch the Camera app from your home screen and switch to the rear facing camera

Step two: Locate the QR code you want to scan and point your iPhone’s camera to that QR code. Your iPhone will instantly scan the QR code and you will get a notification showing what you can do with the QR code

Step three: Tap on that notification to open the QR code in the respective app.

How to turn off QR scanning feature in iOS 11

QR scanning feature is enabled by default on your device. However, you can turn it off in the Settings app. Here is how.

Step one: Launch the Settings app and then hit Camera

Step two: Once you are in, turn off the switch for Scan QR Code to turn it off.

Also read: How to downgrade from macOS High Sierra back to macOS Sierra

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