How to Scan a QR Code on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

To scan a QR code, open the Camera app on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Make sure the camera is in photo mode and you have enabled “Scan QR Codes” in the camera settings. You can also scan a QR code from an existing photo.

Want to scan a QR code? If so, all you need is your Samsung phone and nothing else. You can use your phone’s built-in features to scan these codes. Learn about two different scanning methods in this quick guide.

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Scan a QR code using Samsung’s camera app

To scan a QR code printed somewhere or on a screen, use the Camera app on your Samsung phone. It works like capturing a regular photo.

To get started, launch the Camera app on your phone. At the bottom of the app, tap “Photo” to make sure you’re in photo mode.

Select "Photo" basically.

Now you will enable the QR code feature of the Camera app. To do this, in the upper left corner of your screen, tap the gear icon.

On the “Camera settings” screen, enable the “Scan QR codes” option. Next, return to the viewfinder screen by tapping the back arrow icon in the upper left corner.

You are now ready to scan your QR code. Just point your phone’s camera at the code and your phone will scan it.

You will see the contents of the QR code on your screen. To view options for your scanned code, tap “Show options”.

Scan a QR code with Samsung's Camera app.

If you scanned a web link QR code, for example, you’ll find the option to visit that link in your menu.

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Scan a QR code saved in your Gallery app

If you want to scan a QR code saved in your gallery, follow these steps.

First, pull down twice from the top of your phone screen. In the Quick Settings menu, tap the “Scan QR code” tile.

If you don’t see this tile, swipe left on existing tiles to see more options.

Open the "Scan the QR code" tile.

On the “Find a QR code” page, tap the gallery icon.

Your phone’s gallery view will open. Here, find and tap the image of the QR code you want to scan.

Choose a QR code image.

Your image will appear in the QR code scanning feature. Tap “Done” to start scanning it.

Select "Do" basically.

You will see the contents of the QR code on your screen.

Scan a gallery QR code on Samsung.

And you are ready.

You can also use Google Assistant and Google Lens to scan QR codes on your Android phone. Also, these features work on both Samsung and non-Samsung phones.

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