Read QR Codes with your iPhone

The iPhone camera can read QR (Quick Response) codes that you find on marketing materials.  Before the update to IOS 11, this process usually required a special app.

The process is easy and nugget-worthy.

  1. Launch your Camera app.
  2. Point the camera at the QR code and wait a second for recognition.
  3. The resulting link or information will be displayed at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap the information screen at the top to access the linked site.


  1. Launch Settings App.
  2. Tap Camera, Scan QR Codes (Green is on)

Requires IOS: 11+

Works on iPhone and iPad

Additional Information

The Senior Tech Club recommends the following additional resources for members that wish to pursue additional and/or advanced information on this recipe:

iMore – How to use QR codes in iOS 11