You can find QR codes in many places because they provide a quick and easy way for people or companies to direct you to a web page.
The iPhone has a widget in the Camera app and Control Center that you can use to scan these codes, but the Google Chrome web browser also has a QR code scanner.
If you’re using the Chrome app on your iPhone and want to try a different way to scan QR codes, our guide below will show you how to do it.
You can scan QR codes with the Chrome app by long-pressing the app’s icon, selecting the “Scan QR Code” option, tapping “Settings” and turning on Camera Permissions, then tapping and holding the Chroem app again, and selecting “Scan QR Code” again, then scan the code.
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How to use Chrome on iPhone to scan QR codes
- Press and hold on the Chrome app.
- Select Scan QR Code.
- Click “Settings”.
- Turn on the camera and exit the menu.
- Touch and hold Chrome again.
- Select “Scan QR Code” again.
- Scan the code.
- Click Go to visit the site.
Our guide continues below with more information on how to scan QR codes using the Chrome app for iPhone, including images of the steps.
The prevalence of QR codes has led many people to activate the “Scan QR Codes” feature, which can be found in Settings > Camera on their iPhone.
This scanner works well and can be easily remembered once you have done the action a few times.
But if you’re looking for another way to do that, the QR code scanner built into the Chrome mobile app can also be a great option.
It’s fast and accurate, and it might be easier for you to remember the QR code you want to use.
Our tutorial will show you the steps and screenshots to help you use QR code scanner in iPhone Chrome web browser.
Related: You can check out this tutorial on how to scan QR codes on iPhone 13 if you want to try this method using the default camera app as well.
How to scan QR codes in a different way on iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.4.1.
This guide assumes that you have already installed the Chrome app on your iPhone. If not, you can download and install it here.
Step 1: Find the Chrome app icon on the home screen, then tap and hold it.
Step 2: Touch Scan QR Code.
Step 3: Select “Settings”.
Step 4: Enable the “Camera” option, and then exit this menu.
You will only need to enable these permissions the first time, and if you have not previously enabled camera permissions for iPhone Chrome browser.
Step 5: Press and hold the Chrome app icon again.
Step 6: Select the “Scan QR Code” menu item.
Step 7: Place the QR code inside the camera frame.
Step 8: Click Go to open the linked web page or resource.
Now that you know how to scan QR codes using the Chrome app for iPhone, you can use it as an alternative to interacting with QR codes if you’d rather use the Google web browser than the default Safari option.
Note that in the previous steps, we needed to give the Chrome app permissions to use the camera. If you leave this permission enabled, you don’t need to do this part of the process every time.
However, if you are concerned that websites might access your camera and you have disabled it, you will need to re-enable those permissions to use this method to scan codes.