How to scan QR code with Galaxy Note 3 ?

While Galaxy S4 comes with the Optical Reader app that lets you scan QR code, Galaxy Note 3 doesn’t have this app pre-installed.

Fortunately, there are plenty of apps that can help you to just do that. For instance, QR Droid (Free) is one that I’ve been using.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download QR Droid from Play Store.
  2. Launch the QR Droid app.
  3. Now, aim the camera lens at the QR code. As soon as you hear the beep sound, means the scanning is done.
  4. What happens next is dependent on the types of information stored in the QR code. For example, a browser will be launched if it is an URL. If it’s contact information with a phone number, you’ll be prompted to select either to Add the contact or Dial the number. For plain text, it will do a web search automatically. Anyway, the default actions can be changed in the Settings.
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Note: All the items/QR code you’ve scanned are stored in the History.

Note: The steps here were written for Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005). If you’re having a different model of Galaxy Note 3 or other version of Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.

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