Scanning a QR Code from Samsung phone
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 a few easy ways to decode QR Codes, with Bixby Vision and Samsung Internet or Samsung Internet (Beta) and through the Camera app simply point your camera at the code and instantly be redirected to URLs links, Geo Co-ordinates, contact information or text messages.
Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy Note Series & S Series devices, operating on Android OS Version 9.0 and above. Settings and steps may vary depending on country and region. If you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary.
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.
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.
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 or Samsung Internet (Beta). Usually the Samsung Internet 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.
If this option isn't available on either Samsung Internet or Samsung Internet (Beta) ensure that you are running on the latest app update. You can update these applications via the Google PlayStore, alternatively you can enable Auto-updates for all your apps downloaded from the Google PlayStore.
Please Note: This setting is currently only available to Galaxy devices operating on OS Version 9.0 (Pie) and above.