Scan QR codes on Camera from Google

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:

  1. Open Camera from Google: Locate and launch the app on your phone.

    Image of Camera from Google app icon
  2. Choose the QR scan mode: Look for the “QR” icon on the main screen. Tap it to activate the dedicated QR scanning mode.

    Image of Camera from Google QR mode icon
  3. Point your camera at the QR code: Ensure the code is within the frame on your screen.

  4. 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.

  5. 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:

  1. Open Camera from Google: Launch the app as before.
  2. Point your camera at the QR code: Similar to the QR mode, ensure the code is within the frame.
  3. Take a picture: Capture the image containing the QR code using the camera button.
  4. Tap the QR code icon in the bottom corner: This icon appears when a QR code is detected within the captured picture.
  5. 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.

Additional Tips:

  • 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.