How to Scan QR Codes in Your Phone Without Using Another Phone

Nowadays, QR codes can be found just about anywhere. Barcodes of these days are what we would call them, and they allow users to visit a website quickly, send a text and emails, or download an app more quickly. All we have to do is use the camera on our mobile to scan the QR code, and we’ll have instant access to all the helpful information.  

Most of the time, we use our smartphones to scan a QR code located somewhere other than the phone itself. However, if the code needs to be scanned on the smartphone, situations get more complicated. Therefore, scanning the QR code from reputable brands is always a smart idea. The major reason for this is for safety and security.  

In this way, the hacker could use QR codes to direct you to malicious content that looks genuine at first look but is collecting all of their data. Also, check the URL thoroughly before entering all of your passwords before proceeding.  

The phone scanner cannot currently scan the QR code on the same phone, which is a shame considering how simple it would be. You may have to download some scanning apps to do this. We’ll go over some of the methods for doing that here.    

How to Scan QR Codes in Your Phone Without Using Another Phone

Let’s get started with the collection of QR code scanner applications you can use if the QR code is already on your smartphone.  

You can scan the QR codes stored in your phone storage with the help of internet apps. You’ll be able to scan the screen-capped code picture as well. The wonderful thing about the application is that you can choose options that go to your device’s storage after you open it. It would help if you did the following things:  

  • On your Android phone, install the Google Lens app.
  • Login to the app and select the “open gallery” option.
  • In this case, it could be a snapshot or a QR code, so go to that exact snapshot with the QR code and scan it there.

  The app scanner will scan the image after it has been selected. As a result, users will be redirected to the page that contains the QR code information.  

How to Scan QR Codes in Your Phone Without Using Another Phone

Tips to Scan QR Code From Your Phone

Moreover, the app that we previously discussed has a few more options you can explore. Although other devices could be required, you can give this a try.  

Take a picture of the QR code you want to use. Once you’ve sent it to another device, you’ll be able to take control of the scanning.  

You can also send an email on the desktop and scan the QR code using your smartphone, another helpful suggestion.    

Phone can be used for scanning QR Codes

The following is a short collection of QR code scanning apps you could already have on the smartphone.  

  • Pinterest
  • Snapchat
  • WhatsApp

  QR codes on the phone can be synchronized with your computer via WhatsApp. It’s as simple as scanning a QR code with your smartphone while connected to the internet via WhatsApp online on your computer.  

  • Facebook Messenger
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn


Scanning a QR code becomes more difficult even with the most advanced smartphones. However, it will not take long if you’re using a good app and have the image stored in your device storage. Here’s hope these tips are beneficial to you!

Waqas Amjad

Wikitechlibrary is written by Waqas Amjad, a full-time Passionate Blogger interested in Tech innovations, Sports, Blogging, and writing almost everything.

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