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How to scan a QR code
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Written by Ferdinand
Updated over a week ago

If you are using the Qualified Electronic Signature level, you may need to scan QR codes to start your identity verification, register your digital identity, or even use your digital identity to sign another document with Qualified Electronic Signature.

What’s a QR code?

A QR code is a square-shaped, black-and-white pattern that stores information. This information can be a website link.

Scanning a QR code is a simple process that allows you to quickly access information or perform actions using a mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet). This guide will walk you through the steps.

How to scan a QR code?

To scan a QR code, you'll need a mobile device with a camera. Most modern smartphones, including Android and iPhones, have built-in QR code scanning capabilities.

Here are some advice if you are not used to scanning QR codes:

  • Open your mobile device's camera app (you can usually find it on your home screen or in the apps menu).

  • Find the QR code you want to scan (on the screen of your computer).

  • Position your mobile device's camera so that the QR code is in the viewfinder. Make sure the entire code is visible on your screen. Hold the phone steady and let it focus on the code.

  • Once the camera recognizes the QR code, your phone will typically display a link related to the QR code.

  • Tap on the link to open it in your web browser.

If your mobile device’s camera doesn't scan QR codes, you can download a QR code scanner app from your device's app store. Here are apps you can use: Kaspersky’s QR Code Reader and Scanner, QR & Barcode Reader by Gamma Play, QR Code Reader by Scan, and Bar-Code Reader.

Additional tips to scan a QR code

  • QR code scans require an internet connection to access content.

  • Ensure proper lighting to help the camera recognize the QR code more accurately.

  • Make sure your phone's camera lens is clean for better scanning.

  • Hold your device steady to prevent blurring while scanning.

  • If the QR code is on a screen, make sure the screen is clean and free of smudges.

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