How To Scan Qr Code On Whatsapp With Your iPhone

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QR codes are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to quickly and easily store a large amount of information in a small, easy-to-scan format. For the uninitiated, QR stands for Quick Response, and these two-dimensional codes are now widely used for everything from sharing contact information to providing access to websites and .

One of the most popular uses for QR codes is WhatsApp on iPhone. By scanning a QR code with your iPhone, you can quickly and easily pair your phone with WhatsApp Web or Desktop, allowing you to access all your conversations on the go.

In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps of scanning a QR code on WhatsApp with an iPhone. We'll also cover some troubleshooting tips in case you encounter any issues while trying to scan a QR code.

First off, let's take a look at how to scan a QR code on WhatsApp with an iPhone:

1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap the More options icon (three dots) in the top right corner of your screen.

2. From the drop-down menu that appears, tap Settings > QR Code > Scan Code.

3. On the next page, point your camera at the QR code displayed on your computer screen or device.

4. Your camera will automatically detect the code and will display a notification with instructions on what to do next – usually this involves tapping the notification to open up whatever website or app is linked to that particular code.

And that's it! You have successfully scanned a QR code using WhatsApp on an iPhone! Now you can use it to quickly access websites or apps without having to type out long URLs or search around for them in app stores – all you need is one simple scan!

If you find that your Whatsapp QR Code is not working even though you've followed these steps correctly, there are a few things that may be causing an issue:

– Your phone may not be connected to the – make sure it is connected before trying again;

– Your phone's camera may be dirty – try cleaning it off before scanning again;

– Make sure you position your phone close enough to get a clear view of the QR Code when trying to scan it;

– Restarting your phone may help as well – try this after making sure everything else is in order;

– If none of these solutions work, open up Whatsapp Web/Desktop and try manually entering the URL associated with that particular code instead of scanning it with your camera.

Hopefully one of these solutions helps resolve any issues when trying to scan Whatsapp QR Codes with an iPhone!

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Scanning a QR Code with WhatsApp

To scan a QR code with WhatsApp, open the app on your phone and tap on the More options icon (three dots) at the top right corner. From the drop-down menu, select Settings. On the next page, you will see a QR icon displayed next to your name. Tap on it and then select SCAN CODE.
This will open your camera allowing you to scan a QR code. Point your camera toward the code and it will be automatically scanned. Once the code is scanned, it will redirect you to its relevant page or show you a message if applicable.

Scanning QR Codes with an iPhone

To scan a QR code with your iPhone, you'll first need to open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Center, or Lock Screen. Once the app is open, select the rear-facing camera and hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder. When it does, a notification will pop up and you can tap it to open the link associated with the QR code. Make sure that you have enough light so that your phone can properly read the code. That's all there is to it!

Troubleshooting an iPhone Unable to Scan WhatsApp QR Code

The most likely reason your iPhone cannot scan the WhatsApp QR code is that your phone may not be properly connected to the internet. Ensure that you have a strong connection to the internet, and if you are using a mobile data connection, make sure that it is enabled for WhatsApp. Additionally, check that your phone's camera is clean and free from dirt or fingerprints. Lastly, make sure to position your phone close enough to the QR code on your computer in order for it to register correctly.

Inability to Scan WhatsApp on iPhone

If your iPhone is unable to scan the WhatsApp QR code, there are a few possible reasons. First, make sure that your iPhone has an active internet connection. If it does and is still not scanning the QR code, try restarting your device and then trying again. You may also need to update the WhatsApp app or update iOS on your phone. If all else fails, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the app from the App Store.

Locating the QR Code Setting on an iPhone

The QR code scanner can be found in the iPhone settings under the Camera section. To access it, open your Settings app and scroll down until you see the Camera option. Tap on Camera and then look for the “Scan QR Codes” switch. Enable it by making sure the switch is green. Once you have enabled this feature, you will be able to scan QR codes directly from your camera or from within your album.

Troubleshooting iPhone Scanning Issues

It's possible that your iPhone isn't able to scan QR codes because it doesn't have the necessary installed or it could have a hardware issue. To try and troubleshoot the issue, first, try rebooting your iPhone by turning it off and on again. If that doesn't help, try installing any available software updates on your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Software Update. If all else fails, you may need to download a third-party QR code scanner like Chrome or other third-party apps.

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Troubleshooting Issues with Scanning WhatsApp Code

There are a few reasons why your phone may not be scanning the WhatsApp code. It could be due to a low internet connection, a damaged QR code, an outdated version of the app, or a piled-up browser and app cache. To ensure it is not the last issue, we recommend clearing the cache in both your WhatsApp mobile app and browser. The steps for this vary depending on the platform and browser you use, but you can learn how to clear the browser cache on Chrome and Microsoft Edge. If this does not help, then you should check if your internet connection is strong enough or if there is an issue with the QR code itself.

Can Screenshots Be Used to Scan WhatsApp QR Codes?

Yes, you can scan a WhatsApp QR code from a screenshot. To do this, open WhatsApp on your device and tap the camera icon. Then select the image with the QR code from the screenshot. If the screenshot is on another device, move that device's camera over the QR code to scan it.


In conclusion, QR codes are a convenient and efficient way to access information quickly. They are easy to use and can be scanned from both phones and computers. However, if your phone or computer is not connected to the internet or if your camera is dirty, the QR code may not work. To fix this issue, make sure your device is connected to the internet and clean your camera lens if necessary.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.