How to use Google Chrome as barcode reader on iPhone
Google has updated the Chrome for iPhone (iOS) app and among the new features of the version is the addition of a barcode reader built into the browser. With the feature, the user can quickly capture the code of a product in a store and search the internet for other information about it, such as price variation, reviews, and more details.
If you’ve already downloaded Chrome updates on your phone, follow the step-by-step below and learn how to use the new app feature on Apple smartphones.
How to use Google Chrome as a QR code reader on iPhone
Step 1. To open the barcode reader, only use the 3D touch of the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7. To do this, press the application icon hard and, in the menu that appears, touch “Read QR Code,” as Shows the image above.
Step 2. If you have a device that does not support 3D touch, use Spotlight Search. In this case, slide the iPhone home screen down and in the search field type “qr” (without quotation marks). Then tap on the “Read QR Code” item.
Step 3. If you’re using the feature for the first time, touch “OK” to allow Chrome to access your iPhone’s camera. You can tap the lightning icon in the lower right corner of the screen to activate the camera flash if necessary.
Step 4. Now, just point the cell phone camera to a barcode to read the numbers. The search will be automatic and, if the product is found, you can compare prices and buy it from online stores.
With this simple tip, you can use the Google Chrome browser as a barcode reader and search for products on the iPhone.