Scanning QR codes with Camera from Google is a straightforward process, but there are slightly different approaches depending on your specific needs and device. Here’s a guide for both methods:
Method 1: Using Camera from Google’s QR Mode:
Open Camera from Google: Locate and launch the app on your phone.
Choose the QR scan mode: Look for the “QR” icon on the main screen. Tap it to activate the dedicated QR scanning mode.
Point your camera at the QR code: Ensure the code is within the frame on your screen.
Focus and scan: The app should automatically detect and scan the QR code. If it doesn’t, slightly adjust your camera position or distance for better focus.
View the results: Once scanned, the app will display the information encoded in the QR code. This could be a website link, text message, contact information, or other data. You can then tap on the displayed information to take the appropriate action, like opening the website, sending a message, or saving the contact.
Method 2: Using Camera from Google’s Photo Mode:
- Open Camera from Google: Launch the app as before.
- Point your camera at the QR code: Similar to the QR mode, ensure the code is within the frame.
- Take a picture: Capture the image containing the QR code using the camera button.
- Tap the QR code icon in the bottom corner: This icon appears when a QR code is detected within the captured picture.
- View the results: The app will process the captured image and display the decoded information from the QR code, allowing you to take further action as described in method 1.
- Lighting: Ensure adequate lighting for optimal QR code scanning. Avoid direct sunlight or glare.
- Distance and angle: Hold your phone at a reasonable distance from the code and maintain a straight angle for proper detection.
- Dirty or damaged codes: If the code is damaged or obscured, scanning might be unsuccessful. Try cleaning the code or finding a different one.
Remember, Camera from Google might not be pre-installed on all Android devices. If you can’t find it, you can download it from the Google Play Store.