Since Apple devices with iOS11 can read QR Codes with the internal camera app, there is no need for third-party QR Code Reader apps. With iOS12, further improvements to simplify the decoding of QR codes have been added:
Improved QR Code Reader
The camera now highlights QR codes in the camera view. Thus, the user sees which QR code has been decrypted if several QR codes are visible on the camera screen. The QR Code Reader identifies a QR code with a yellow frame, as shown in the following screenshot:
Access QR Code Reader from the Control Centre
iOS12 allows you to access the QR Code Reader directly from the Control Center.
To do this, under Settings in the Control Center, you must add the option “Scan QR Code”:
Thus, you can scan a QR code directly from the Control Center: A swish to open the Control Center – a tab on the QR Code Reader Icon – hold the camera to the QR code and the code is immediately decrypted. In the final step, you need to unlock your device by fingerprint or pin code if the QR code directs you to a web page or performs other actions (e.g. add contact, create meeting, connect Wi-Fi networks, …)
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