QR codes are gaining popularity every day, spreading mainly where the placement of familiar links would be a big inconvenience. They often located in museums, historical buildings and business cards. However, many users stopped paying attention to them, because they do not know what they are for and how to use them. And what is it, and how to scan a QR code on Honor and Huawei, you will learn later in the article.
What is a QR code?
A QR code is a regular link that only a computer or smartphone can read. To get information and go to the specified site, you need to read the QR code. For this you need to use special functionals (built-in or external).
3 ways to scan a QR code on a Honor and Huawei phone
Consider the proposed options on the example of Huawei P Smart 2018 with Android 8.0 running the user interface EMUI 8. A step-by-step instruction is provided for each of them. All of these options work on Honor series devices. It is worth remembering that in order to scan a QR code, a connection to Wi-Fi or mobile Internet is required.
On a locked smartphone screen
In the EMUI 8 proprietary shell, there is a very useful quick tool menu available on the device’s locked screen. To activate this menu, just do swipe up on the unlock screen, after which it will appear at the bottom of the screen. Here you can run the calculator, flashlight, stopwatch and we need QR scanner. it is located in the lower right corner of the panel.
The smartphone goes into the camera application and automatically turns on the scanning function. All that is now required is to keep the scanned object within the marked square. At the end of the operation, you will be given a link to the scanned code, however, to go through it, you will need to unlock the device. this is a security measure.
Through the “Quick Application Search”
In order to enable the quick application search panel, you need to be on the device’s desktop and swipe down. A search bar will appear at the top., on the left side of which you will see the QR scanner icon.
By clicking on it, the smartphone will go into scan mode, and you will see the area in the form of a square. Keep the QR code inside this area, and as a result, the smartphone will show the received link in a new window.
- Turn on the camera and take a clear photo of the QR code.
- Then, click on the icon of the created photo, which is located in the lower left part of the screen. A toolbar will appear, we need the button on the right “Yet”.
- After clicking it, another menu will appear with many functions, among which we need the lowest item. “ScanQR-code”.
- The system automatically recognizes the code, and then displays the scan result in a new window. Now you can go to the desired site.
Third-party apps for reading QR codes on Huawei
There are many ways to scan a QR code. And even though Huawei’s smartphones have a built-in QR scanner, it only has the ability to read and issue links, without any amenities that apps from Google Play can offer us. Now we will analyze the most popular of them, including for Honor.