How To Scan Codes With Android Phone

From warehouses to stores, Barcodes and Quick Response (QR) codes may now be found everywhere. The codes use your device’s camera to deliver instant information about a specific item by sending your device’s display to a website, app, payment screen or menu that has the information you require.

Thanks to the built-in camera in an Android phone, users can easily scan and read QR codes. There are also a slew of barcode scanning apps available on Google Play. Using a specialised mobile scanning equipment, on the other hand, is the safest and most convenient solution.

Keep reading for a step-by-step breakdown on How To Scan Codes With Your Android Phone.

Android Phone

App To Scan A Barcode 

On a newer Android phone, the camera app has a QR code scanning feature built in. 

All you have to do in most circumstances is open the app and place the code in front of the lens. 

Older Android OS versions, on the other hand, require third-party applications to scan QR codes. 

Furthermore, for barcode scanning, every Android phone requires a particular app.

Fortunately, the Google Play Store is brimming with excellent barcode and QR code scanning apps. 

The apps are all comparable in terms of features and user interfaces. 

They’ll make it simple to scan both barcodes and QR codes. 

Here’s how to get them:

  1. Firstly, on your home screen, open the Google Play Store app.
  2. In the search dialogue box at the top of the screen, type “barcode scanner.”
  3. Choose and open an app from the search results.
  4. To begin the download, tap the green “Install” button.
  5. Lastly, launch the barcode scanning app after the download is complete. Place the barcode in the tiny box on the screen using the in-app camera.

Following the reading of the barcode, the app will suggest numerous actions based on the scanned data. 

Most of the time, you can either browse the website directly or download the information to your Android device.

How Do You Scan A Code On An Android Phone?

Instead of downloading a third-party software, you may use Google Lens to search for a QR code. 

Another option is to use the built-in camera app, although this is only available on later generation phones.

You’ll then be able to scan the QR code. 

This is how you do it:

  1. To use Google Assistant, hold down the Home button.
  2. The lens appears automatically in most versions of Assistant. If this isn’t the case, tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen to go there. On the left-hand side, the Lens icon (blue circle wrapped in lines) will appear.
  3. Make sure the code is completely captured by pointing the camera at it.
  4. To begin scanning, tap the tiny magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen.
  5. A pop-up notification will display once Google Lens has scanned the code. To see the information obtained from the code, tap it.

Make sure the code is completely captured by pointing the camera at it.

To begin scanning, tap the tiny magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen.

GTIN barcode

A pop-up notification will display once Google Lens has scanned the code. 

To see the information obtained from the code, tap it.

If nothing happens, it’s likely that your Android OS doesn’t support the feature. 

You’ll need to download a third-party programme in that situation. 

When you come across a QR code in your daily activities, using your smartphone camera to read it is a terrific alternative. 

On Google Play, there’s also a good selection of barcode scanning apps.

Both strategies are simple to implement and provide for quick data collection.

A dedicated mobile scanning equipment is, of course, the way to go if your line of work demands you to scan data more efficiently. 

It is not only more efficient, but it is also less expensive and more secure. 

Overall, it’s a long-term investment that you should think about.

Contact Kamtec Group for more information on the best Android mobile scanning device for your business. 

Our sales representatives would be pleased to provide a personalised recommendation as well as a charge estimate for bulk transactions.