Frequently asked questions

What Is a Quick Response (QR) Code?


A quick response (QR) code is a type of barcode that can be read easily by a digital device and which stores information as a series of pixels in a square-shaped grid. QR codes are frequently used to track information about products in a supply chain and often used in marketing and advertising campaigns.




What Are QR Codes Used For ?


QR codes are frequently used to track information about products in a supply chain and – because many smartphones have built-in QR readers – they are often used in marketing and advertising campaigns. More recently, they have played a key role in helping to trace coronavirus exposure and slow the spread of the virus.




What Happens After Scanning a QR Code ?


Basically, a QR code works in the same way as a barcode at the supermarket. It is a machine-scannable image that can instantly be read using a Smartphone camera. When your Smartphone scans this code, it translate that information into something that can be easily understand by humans.




What Can You Store In a QR Code


The information stored in a QR Code is usually URLs, but anything can be stored, from contact data to calendar data, email addresses, phone numbers, SMS opening, plain text and geolocation.




Do QR Codes Expire ?


A QR code doesn't “expire.” Like static QR codes, they're just a matrix of squares that contain information. But because dynamic QR codes can be made to redirect to any new information at chosen times, they can effectively expire.




Do QR Codes Collect Personal Information ?


QR code-generating software does not collect personally identifiable information.




Why Were QR Codes Not Popular Before ?


One of the primary reasons why QR Codes were not popular in the USA was because smartphones were not equipped with native QR Code scanning and needed a third-party app to scan the QR Codes. ... However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought back QR Codes




Why Were QR Codes Created ?


Originally, QR codes were invented in 1994 by a Toyota subsidiary named Denso Wave. The QR code was created to improve the manufacturing process of vehicles and parts. Barcode technology was significantly improved once QR codes were used as it increased barcode functionality, storage, and accuracy.




Are QR Codes Relevant ?


The simple answer is yes! They are relevant and will continue to be still be relevant in the coming years! In fact, QR codes are only making a huge comeback during the COVID-19 pandemic!





1. Open the QR Code reader on your phone. 2. Hold your device over a QR Code so that it's clearly visible within your smartphone's screen. Your phone should automatically scan the code and prompt you to proceed.




Where Are The QR Code Settings On My Phone ?


1.Go to Settings. 2.Select System Apps. 3.Tap on Camera. 4.Then toggle to enable Scan QR codes.




Can You Scan QR Codes Without An App ?


Google Screen Search: Google Screen Search allows consumers to scan QR Codes without an app instantly. All one has to do is point their camera at the QR Code, long-press the Home button and click on 'What's on my screen? ' The QR Code link will be available for consumers to open.




Can I Scan A QR Code Without Using Another Phone ?


You just need to take the screenshot of your QR Code and save it to your phone's gallery. The QR Code scanning app on your smartphone has an option that will lead you to your phone's gallery. Go to this option and select the image that you want to scan.




How Do I Scan a QR Code On My iPhone ?


Tap on Choose image, browse to your Camera Roll or photo album on iPhone, select and import the QR code image to the QR code reader app. Tap on the Scan button at the bottom right corner to start scanning. The scan result will be displayed along with the option to copy it.