Nowadays, Barcodes and QR codes can be very easily found, almost everywhere. QR codes are basically 2-dimensional barcodes also known as Quick response code and it can hold a large amount of data as well as many latest features as compared to Barcodes.
QR codes mainly consist of many details both vertically as well as horizontally and can also be read through a camera-enabled device such as a smartphone.
One must take note that the Android versions 8 and 9 can scan the QR codes automatically without an app. However, some older Android versions also get the latest updates.
These days, almost everyone has an Android phone or tablet, with the help of which you can easily scan the QR code. The best part of having a smartphone is enough and that you don’t require buying any fancy equipment for scanning these codes with the help of the camera on your smartphone. Now, it’s already built into your device.
If you are also one of those who want to know more information regarding this, then here we have discussed how to use the code and how to set Third-Party apps in your device. So, without wasting any further time, let’s get started…..
Scan a barcode or QR code on an Android device
However, these days almost every new Android phone has the scanning capabilities that have been built into their camera apps for scanning QR codes. In simple words, all you have to do is to simply open the camera app on your device and then hold the code straight up to the camera lens.
If you have old Android models, which don’t have automatic scanning capabilities, then you might require third-party software in order to scan the QR codes, and any Android is going to need a third-party app for scanning the barcodes.
Fortunately, there are so many free barcode and QR code-scanning apps which are easily accessible through Google Play Store.
All these third-party apps for scanning the barcodes and QR codes are near all the same, and will easily help you out to scan both of them very effortlessly.
Here are the steps/guidelines on how to set Third-Party Apps:
In order to set up third-party apps on your android device, follows these below-mentioned steps which are as follows:
Step 1: In the first step, you have to just open the Google Play Store and then search for “barcode scanner.”
Step 2: After that, you are going to find the app you want, click on install or download, and then open the app on your Android device.
Step 3: Now, you have to hold a barcode or QR code up to the box specifically in the middle of the screen.
Step 4: As soon as the barcode has been read, the app is immediately going to offer you many options on the basis of what you have scanned.
You might get the option to go directly to a website, from where you can launch a Google search, or else save the details onto your phone.