Scan a QR Code to Rate my Postal Experience

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  – October  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in September as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year includes Foundation classes for newer users of iPhones and iPads 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  – October  21, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Camera and Photos. This class will teach you how to take basic photos and video with the Camera app. We will also learn about the Photos app to manage your photos and organize your photos

St Anthony Senior Tech Time October 23, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experienced User Class

Beyond Point and Click with your iPhone Camera.

This class explores the advanced features of the Camera and Photos apps including changing exposure, camera modes and functions. Also learn the photo editing capabilities of the Photos app.

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 – Still Waiting for the Dust to Settle

There is a flurry of activity and updates from Apple with the IOS 13 release.  However we are not recommending an IOS 13 update unless you have a new iPhone 11 or “accidentally” upgraded to IOS 13 through Automatic Updates.

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


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