5 Easy Ways to Scan QR Code on Google Pixel Phones
From UPI payments to product packaging, QR codes are everywhere. It doesn’t take long to scan a QR code, which makes them one of the most popular forms of information exchange. Although they are common, some people may have some difficulty scanning a QR code. In this article, we bring you the 5 easiest ways to scan a QR code on your Google Pixel smartphone.
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Use the default Pixel Camera app
Your Pixel’s camera app can easily scan any QR code using Google Lens. All you need to do is enable Google Lens suggestions in the camera app. Here is the tutorial.
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Step 1: Launch the camera app on your Google Pixel.
Step 2: Tap the gear icon to open the camera settings.
Step 3: Select “More Settings” and turn on the switch for “Google Lens Suggestions”.
Step 4: Return to the camera app and point the camera at the QR code you want to scan. The resulting link will appear on the screen and you can access it by simply tapping on it.
Use the QR code tile from the dropdown menu
Another quick way to scan a QR code on your Google Pixel is to access the “Scan QR Code” tile from the dropdown menu. Simply swipe down from the top of the screen to find the QR tile. If you can’t find it, tap the pencil icon to add it to the drop-down menu. After pressing the tile, point the camera at the QR code and it will be quickly scanned.
Scan the QR code from the image
This feature comes in handy when someone sends you a QR code on their UPI ID. Since you can’t point the camera at images on your phone, scanning a QR code can be tricky if the image is the only place you can access it. Fortunately, your Google Pixel can easily handle this task. Follow these steps.
Step 1: Open the Google Photos app on your smartphone and tap the image containing the QR code.
Step 2: Tap the screen to display the toolbar, then select the Google Lens icon.
Step 3: Google Lens will scan the QR code on the image and display a clickable link to access the information.
Use the Google Lens app
Google Lens is well equipped to read any QR code. Here’s how you can use it.
Step 1: Tap the Google Lens icon in the Google Search bar on your Pixel home screen.
Step 2: In the next window, select “Search using camera”.
Step 3: Point your camera at the QR code and tap the resulting link to open it.
You can also scan a QR code from an image in your phone’s gallery using Google Lens.
Use a third-party app
If you don’t want to use the native QR code scanning features on your Pixel smartphone, there are plenty of QR code scanners available on the Google Play Store. ‘QR and barcode scanner” is one of the best and most popular scanning apps around. Once you’ve installed the app, just launch it and use the viewfinder to find the QR code. In addition to scanning QR codes, this app can also scan product barcodes.
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These are 5 easy ways to scan a QR code on your Google Pixel smartphone. If the default camera app on your Pixel can’t scan the QR code, clear the cache and try again. Corrupted temporary files in the phone’s memory can often prevent some basic functions from working properly. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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