How to scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone (without app)

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

This tutorial works for all Samsung phones with Android 7, 8, 9, and 10, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, Note 7, S8, Note 8, S9, Note 9, S10, Note 10, S20, A71, A51, A50s, A30s, and all other types.

If your Samsung phone has Android 10, then there's also another simple way to scan and read QR codes with your phone. You can find this method below the first method.

Scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone with Android 7, 8, 9, and 10

1. Open the Samsung Internet web browser. This browser is pre-installed on every Samsung phone.

Samsung Internet web browser

2. Tap on the menu button (≡) located in the bottom right corner.

Samsung Internet web browser menu button

3. Tap on Settings.

Samsung Internet web browser settings

4. Tap on Useful features.

Samsung Internet web browser useful features

5. Tap on the toggle button next to QR code scanner to enable this feature.

Samsung Internet web browser enable QR code scanner

6. Go back to the homepage.

7. Tap on the QR code icon located in the top right corner. Note: If you don't see the QR code icon, then tap on the address (URL) bar of the browser.

Samsung Internet web browser QR code scanner

8. Now you can scan and read a QR code with your phone.

Scan and read a QR code on a Samsung phone

Scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone with Android 10

1. Slide down the notifications/status bar completely until it almost takes up the full screen of your phone.

2. Tap on Scan QR code.

Samsung phone Scan QR code feature in Android 10

Note: If you don't see the “Scan QR code” option, then you need to slide down the notifications/status bar, and then swipe to the left.

3. Now you can scan and read the QR code with your phone.

Scan and read a QR code on a Samsung phone with Android 10

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