With iOS 12, you can now scan QR code directly from the control center or by using 3D Touch. So from now onwards you don’t have to open the camera app for scanning QR code, nor you have to rely on any third party app.

To scan QR code from Control center in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad, you need to customize control center and add Scan QR code option on it. The Quick Response code is more useful than barcode because it can store all your digital data. And you won’t need any hand-held scanner to scan it as most of the smartphones can do it. Without any further ado, let me show you how to do it.

How to Scan QR Code from Control Center in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

How to Scan QR Code from Control Center on iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

Step #1: Launch Settings App on your iOS 12 device.

Tap on Settings in iPhone and iPad

Step #2: Tap on Control Center.

Tap on Control Center from Settings on iPhone and iPad

Step #3: Now, tap on Customize Controls.

Tap on Customize Controls on iPhone and iPad

Step #4: Next, scroll down, and under More Controls, you will find Scan QR code option. Hit (+) add button.

Add Scan QR Code Option in Control Center on iPhone or iPad

If you want, you can also change the position by pressing and holding the hamburger button (three horizontal lines) next to a control.

Change the Position of Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Step #5: Next up, Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access control center.

If you are an iPhone X user, then you need to swipe down the screen from the top right corner to access Notification Center.

Step #6: Tap on Scan QR code button from the control center.

Tap on Scan QR Code Shortcut from Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Step #7: You will be redirected to camera App. Tap on Continue.

Tap on Continue in Camera App on iPhone or iPad

Step #8: Finally, hold your smartphone camera at the QR code for few seconds and make sure the code is perfectly visible on the camera. Once the code is scanned, you will also get a notification for it.

How to Scan QR Code With Camera on iPhone or iPad

If you don’t want to add a shortcut to control center, then you can follow this guide to scan it directly from camera App.

Use 3D Touch to Scan QR Code in iOS 12

Step #1: Go to home screen and long press on the stock camera App.

Step #2: Tap on Scan QR code from the shortcut menu.

Use 3D Touch to Scan QR Code on iPhone

Step #3: Now, tap on continue to start scanning. By default and all other options are disabled, and the rear camera is activated.

Tap on Continue in Camera App on iPhone or iPad

Note: You can scan QR code using 3D touch option even if you have not enabled the option for scanning QR codes in Camera setting.

That’s all!

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