within iOS 11, as was discovered
yesterday during the developer-focused beta launch of Apple’s new
mobile operating system. On current iterations of iOS, users have
to find and download a third-party QR code scanning application
if they wish to use their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to scan a
When iOS 11 launches in the fall, the Camera app will natively
provide a QR scanning function to all users. Some beta users
have taken to Twitter to share a glimpse of the feature in
action, and it appears expectedly straightforward: open the
Camera app, point the iOS device at a QR code, and tap on the
drop-down notification to act upon it.
A few examples of iOS 11 QR code scanning via @daytonlowell and
The QR code reader in iOS 11 knows when it’s a WiFi network
and offers to join. pic.twitter.com/pCHwGi1abF
— Dayton Lowell (@daytonlowell) June
a Wi-Fi network, adding
someone to your contacts, and — presumably — any other
scanning opportunities currently offered by QR code technology.
The feature is turned on by default, but can
be toggled on/off within the Camera section of the Settings
Check out the MacRumors iOS 11
tidbits post for more information about what can be found
in the newest version of iOS.