iPhone Can Scan QR Codes Directly in Camera App on iOS 11

The iOS Camera app will finally be able to recognize QR codes
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
code.

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
@theronster


Some examples that have been shared include joining
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
app.

Check out the MacRumors iOS 11
tidbits post
for more information about what can be found
in the newest version of iOS.

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