If you want to scan QR code using your phone, try the default camera app. iPhone and many Android phones come with integrated QR code scanning functionality so you don’t have to use third-party QR code scanners. But what if the QR code is on the screen of the same phone? You can’t point your camera towards the screen on the same phone. Today, we will show you how to scan the QR code from screenshots, photos, images on the mobile phone using free apps that are pre-installed on many Android powered smart phones. Google’s image-recognition functionality, Google Lens, is baked into Google Assistant, Google Photos, Chrome or the Google app on most Android phones. Struggling with how to scan QR Codes with your phone? Here’s how you can scan QR code from photos, images on Android mobile.
- Method 1. Scan QR code from images using Google Photos app;
- Method 2. Scan QR code from photos using Chrome app;
- Method 3. Scan QR code from images using Google app.
Method 1. Scan QR code from images using Google Photos app
Just open the photo with the QR code you need to scan on it in Google Photos, you can see a Google Lens option below.
Click on the Google Lens (scanner icon) to start scanning, Google Lens will do the rest and provide you the information contained in the QR code.
Method 2. Scan QR code from photos using Chrome app
Launch Chrome app on your Android phone. Tap the camera icon on the right-hand side of the search bar. The Google Lens opens. Here you can open your camera to to take a picture and search, or select existing images, photos, screenshots with the QR codes you like to scan from your album.
Method 3. Scan QR code from images using Google app
To use the Google app to scan a photo or picture on your Android phone, you can follow these steps:
Run Google app on your mobile phone, you should see the Search bar from the Discover and Search tab. Tap the camera icon on the right-hand side of the search bar. Then grant the app the access to your gallery and select the picture or screenshot with the QR code on it. Google Lens will scan the QR code from the image and display the text information contained in the QR code.