Does iPhone 6 have a built in scanner?

Answered by Jason Smith

The iPhone 6 does have a built-in scanner, but it is important to note that the scanner is specifically for scanning QR codes. QR codes are those square-shaped barcodes that you often see on advertisements, product packaging, or even websites.

To use the built-in scanner on an iPhone 6, you need to have iOS 11 or later installed on your device. If you don’t have iOS 11, you will need to update your iPhone’s operating system to the latest version. Updating your iPhone is easy and can be done through the Settings app.

Once you have iOS 11 or later installed, you can easily scan a QR code using the native camera app on your iPhone 6. Here’s how:

1. Open the Camera app on your iPhone 6.
2. Point the camera towards the QR code you want to scan, making sure the entire code is visible within the camera frame.
3. Wait for the camera to recognize the QR code. You will see a notification banner at the top of the screen with a preview of the QR code and a short description of what it contains.
4. Tap on the notification banner to open the content of the QR code. This can be a website, a video, an app download, or any other type of information the QR code is linked to.

It’s worth mentioning that the built-in scanner on the iPhone 6 is specifically for QR codes and may not work with other types of barcodes or scanning needs. If you require more advanced scanning capabilities, such as scanning barcodes for product prices or inventory management, you may need to consider using a third-party scanning app from the App Store.

In my personal experience, I have found the built-in QR code scanner on the iPhone 6 to be quite convenient. It eliminates the need to download and use a separate scanning app, making it quick and easy to access the information contained within QR codes. Whether I’m scanning a QR code on a poster, a business card, or a website, the built-in scanner has always worked seamlessly for me.

Yes, the iPhone 6 does have a built-in scanner for scanning QR codes. However, it is important to have iOS 11 or later installed on your device to utilize this feature. So, if you haven’t already, I would recommend updating your iPhone 6 to the latest version of iOS to take advantage of the built-in scanner.