How do I read QR codes using my Galaxy S7 Edge?
[Updated in Nov 2017] The latest Samsung Internet browser comes with the QR code reading function. Therefore, you don’t need to install the Optical Reader as per the previous instructions (in below). To turn on the QR code reading function, open the Internet browser > Menu button > Extensions, then turn on QR code reader. After that, you can start decoding or scanning QR codes from the Internet browser by tapping Scan QR code from its menu.
Instructions to Optical Reader to read QR codes on your phone:
You will need to install a QR code reader app to use your phone’s camera to read/scan QR codes. There are many apps out there for scanning QR codes. If you prefer to use one that’s from Samsung, you can download Optical Reader.
To read QR codes using Optical Reader:
- Tap the Galaxy Essentials widget on your phone. Tip: Alternatively, you can get Optical Reader from the Galaxy Apps store.
- Find and download Optical Reader.
- Open Optical Reader and tap Mode.
- Select Scan QR code.
- Point your camera at the QR code and have it within the guidelines. The Optical Reader will recognize the QR code and provide the appropriate information or prompt you for necessary action.
If you’re using any other app to read QR codes on your Galaxy S7 Edge, share it in the comments.