How to read QR code with Android phone camera without apps ?

Hi, how can I read a QR code with Android phone camera, without downloading any apps ? Is it possible to read a QR code only with camera app ?
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29 Nov 2021 at 06:02 PM

It is possible to read a QR code on Android phone without downloading or installing any apps. This option should be available on mobile phones with a newer Android versions, so it may not work on every device.

Android phones should have pre-installed Google Assistant or Google Lens app. These applications are able to read QR codes. Google Lens is a tool that allows to search what you see, by using an image recognition. It uses phone's camera to recognize and read a QR code. To use these apps for image recognition purpose, you will probably need an internet connection.

If you are using a Google Assistant, you have to switch from the Voice search (microphone icon) to Google Lens image recognition tool (camera icon). Alternatively, depending on your device, you can run Google Lens by tapping on the camera icon in Google search bar:

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21 Dec 2021 at 03:15 PM
To read QR codes using Google Lens and phone camera, you will need an internet connection. There is also an option to read QR codes with some mobile web browsers, like Firefox or Chrome.

If you don't want to rely on internet connection when reading QR codes, it will be better to download a simple app, which allows to read QR codes offline.
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23 Dec 2021 at 11:50 AM
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