The iOS apps screen will show all the apps installed on your iPhone, or won’t it? In fact, there is a hidden QR scanner app on all iPhones running iOS 14 and you usually can’t find it in the app launcher. The “Code Scanner” application has been integrated into the iOS camera application, it is the way your mobile phone recognizes the QR code, but if you prefer to scan the QR code in this way, it can also be used as a standalone device . Access to the application.
Find and use this app for iOS 14:
- Swipe down on your iPhone’s home screen to open the search menu.
- Look up “Code Scanner,”
- Select the app from the search results to open it.
- Point your phone at a QR code to open the link.
When the function is already conveniently built into the camera application, opening Code Scanner alone may seem redundant, but in some cases, there are subtle differences that make Code Scanner the best choice.
Code Scanner uses the unique browser in the application to open the link. When you exit the application, the browser automatically closes all windows. This way, you can scan for links without messing up Safari. Opening a QR link in Safari is sometimes useful, but it is rarely necessary. From personal experience, it is easy to scan and open a page, forget to close the tab, and then open the browser a few days later and see a bunch of messy restaurant menus and other random links that don’t need to occupy resources.
Compared with the camera app, the code scanner is very useful for quick QR scans that you are not interested in, because you can scan, turn on and off without hesitation. And because it’s already built into your iPhone, you don’t need to download any (possibly suspicious) third-party QR apps from the App Store. Just know that the code scanner browser won’t save your history or create bookmarks. If you need to save a scanned link, it is best to open it with the camera app and bookmarks in Safari.