QR codes are utilized for everything from opening a edifice paper to making payments: conscionable constituent your camera astatine the QR code, and your telephone volition automatically unfastened the applicable page. But what happens erstwhile you get a QR codification successful a message? Or what if it’s a screenshot instead?
While the iPhone straight integrates QR codification scanning successful the Camera app, it doesn’t person an enactment for scanning QR codes from a screenshot. But that’s wherever trusted third-party apps and websites travel in.
The astir reliable and trusted mode to scan QR codes from screenshots connected iPhone is to usage the Google app (which includes the Google Lens feature). There are 2 ways to spell astir it: you tin usage the Google Lens scanner oregon the Share sheet.
First, unfastened the Google app and pat the Camera icon from the hunt bar, which volition unfastened the Google Lens interface. Tap the Photos icon successful the bottom-left corner, and take the representation from the list. Instantly, the Google app volition scan the QR codification and you’ll spot the effect close there.
Sometimes, utilizing the stock expanse volition beryllium quicker. When you’re already viewing the QR codification representation oregon screenshot, pat the Share button; from the stock sheet, take the “Search with Google Lens” option. From the popup, pat the “View Results” button. This volition unfastened the QR codification effect successful the Google app. You tin present sojourn the website, oregon transcript the URL if you like.
This is overmuch easier to bash connected Android, particularly if you usage the Google Lens app to scan QR codes (which should beryllium pre-installed connected your smartphone), oregon if you usage the Google Photos app arsenic your default assemblage app.
Open the Google Lens app and find the QR codification representation from the Screenshots oregon the Images section. Choose the representation and hold for Lens to scan the codification for you. Once that’s done, you tin pat the Website fastener to unfastened the link.
You tin besides bash this straight from the Google Photos app. Open the representation with the QR codification successful the Google Photos app and pat the “Lens” button. This volition scan the representation successful the Lens app. You’ll spot the aforesaid options for opening the nexus astatine the bottom.
How to scan QR codes from a screenshot oregon an representation utilizing a website connected immoderate device
Don’t privation to usage the Google app connected your iPhone oregon the Lens app connected Android? You tin inactive scan immoderate QR codification representation utilizing a escaped website—and it works connected immoderate device, including Windows and Mac.
To get started, unfastened the Web QR website connected your instrumentality and pat the Camera icon. (If the website asks you for Camera access, you tin contradict it.) Next, pat the “Choose File” fastener and take the representation from your photograph room oregon record picker. The website volition present scan the QR code, and you’ll spot the effect astatine the bottommost of the screen. The conscionable pat the nexus to unfastened the contented successful the browser oregon the connected app.