Scan a QR Code to Rate my Postal Experience

by | Sep 5, 2019

Last week I made a trip to my local USPS Post Office to mail an oversized envelope and to pick up mail that was on hold while we were out of town.  

The service was perfect and in a couple of minutes I had my mail in hand and had paid the charges for the envelope.

The postal clerk took the receipt and circled the QR code at the bottom of  the receipt and asked me to rate my experience.

“Absolutely” I said as I gathered my mail to head out the door.

You find QR codes pretty frequently on information signs, help wanted signs, in retail stores and more.  Last spring there was even a QR code on the bottom of my property tax statement offering information about how my tax dollars would be spent.

 

Scanning a QR code to access a website is a hidden feature of your iPhone or iPad since IOS 11.  All you do is launch the Camera app, point to the QR code and tap the banner presented at the top of the page.

This week’s tip features the online nugget that helps with this process.

And yes, I did give this experience a five star rating. 

However, I was a little disappointed that I had to identify the transaction date and location on the web site after scanning the code.  A QR code would have been capable of saving that typing also!

 

QR (Quick Response) code is a barcode first used in the automotive industry in Japan.  Now they are commonly used in consumer advertising as it eliminates the need to type a web address.  With your iPhone, just scan the code…

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The iPhone camera can read QR (Quick Response) codes that you find on marketing materials, surveys and more. The process is easy and nugget-worthy. ....Continue Reading

News & Events

Here are news and events on the Senior Tech calendar for the coming weeks.  Reply to this email if you want more information. 

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – November  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in November as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year,  includes Foundation classes for newer users  and an Experienced User class for people who already know the basics of making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and handling their devices.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – November  18, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Stay Connected using your iPhone.  We explore using text messages, email and FaceTime and browsing the Internet with Safari.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time November 20, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experienced User Class

What’s New with IOS 13.   IOS is the software that run your iPhone and iPad.  This fall we see IOS version 13 was introduced. This class will explore its new features.  

For more Information and Registration.  Or call St. Anthony Community Services at 612-706-1166.  Classes are held at the St Anthony, MN Community Center and are a great bargain at $5 per class.  All are welcome.

IOS 13.2.2 – Time to Upgrade

IOS 13.2.2 is the seventh release of IOS 13 and we can now recommend the upgrade for many Senior Tech Club users.  Although there are still users citing concerns, the reports of issues have declined giving us confidence in the release.

There are a number of features in IOS 13 that we like for our community.  One example is the ability to route unknown callers (like robocallers or telemarketers) directly to voicemail.  We will soon be sharing our favorite IOS 13 features.

Eligible iPhones are iPhone 6s and later.

The most important step in the upgrade process is making sure you have a good backup of your iPhone’s data.  Issues are rare but a back also allows you to revert to your existing IOS version without loss of data.

You can learn about upgrade steps in Recipe #014 How to Perform an IOS Software Update

You can learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

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