Scanning a QR Code from Samsung phone

Last modified : Jun 04. 2019
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QR Codes also known as Quick Response Codes carry important information that can only be decoded by QR scanners. Fortunately, you don't need to download different applications to decode QR Codes from your Galaxy device. There are two easy ways to decode QR Codes, with Bixby Vision and Samsung Internet (Beta) simply point your camera at the code and instantly be redirected to URLs links, Geo Co-ordinates or text messages.


Using Bixby Vision

Please Note: Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S10 operating on Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android version.

1 Launch you Camera app > tap Bixby Vision
Launch camera > bixby vision
2 Allow the Bixby Vision permissions then tap Next
Allow permissions then tap next
3 Allow the 3 Bixby Vision pop-up permissions
Allow the 3 Bixby Vision permissions
4 Scan the QR Code then tap Go to launch the website
Scan the QR Code then tap Go to lauch the website

If you are unable to scan the QR Code, try repositioning your camera to get a better angle of the code, also ensure that you have enabled this lens within your Bixby Vision settings. To check this setting launch Bixby Vision > tap the 3 dots > Settings > Toggle on QR Code.


Using Samsung Internet

If your Galaxy device doesn't support Bixby Vision, you are still able to scan QR Codes however this will be directly through Samsung Internet (Beta). Usually this application is pre-installed on later Galaxy devices however if you have uninstalled this app or you are unable to locate this app within your apps tray, you can easily download it from the Google PlayStore.

Please Note: Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy A20 operating on Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android version.

1 Launch Samsung Internet (Beta)
Launch Samsung Internet (Beta)
2 Select the 3 lines bottom right the screen
Select the 3 lines bottom right of the screen
3 Tap on Settings
Tap on settings
4 Select Useful Features
select useful features
5 Toggle on QR Code reader
toggle on qr code reader
6 Head back to the homepage and touch the URL link > select the QR Code icon
head back to homepage and tap QR Code icon
7 Tap Allow on the pop up permissions
Tap Allow on the pop up permissions
8 Position the QR Code within the guide lines to detect the code. Once the code has been detected, you will automatically be redirected.
To automatically detect the code position the QR Code within the box

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