How to scan and read a QR code on Android without an app

This tutorial will show you step by step how to scan and read a QR code on an Android phone without using an extra app.

The steps on this page work for all Android phones, such as Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, OnePlus, Sony, Nokia, LG, and all other Android phones.

How to scan and read a QR code on Android using the Camera app

Many modern Android smartphones have a QR code scanner built into the camera app, which means that you can open your phone's camera app, and point it to the QR code to scan and read it.

1. Open the camera app on your smartphone.

2. Point the camera to the QR code to scan and read it.

Scan and read a QR code on Android

3. If the QR code contains a link, then tap on it to open the link.

QR code with link

How to scan and read a QR code on Android using the Google app

The Google app comes pre-installed on most Android smartphones.

1. Open the Google app.

Google app

2. Tap on the camera icon located in the search bar.

Camera icon in Google app

3. Tap on Search with your camera.

Search with your camera in the Google app

4. Point the camera to the QR code to scan and read it.

Scan and read a QR code on Android

5. If the QR code contains a link, then tap on it to open the link.

QR code with link

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