how to scan QR Codes, Bar Codes, Tags, Books, DVD etc

written by Jebarson Jebamony on November 10, 2013 in General with one Comment

Windows Phone comes with an inbuilt feature of scanning QR Codes, Bar Codes, Tags all under one roof. QR Codes are generally used for a url navigation, installing / launching app etc. Bar codes and tags as we know will help you to get more information about a product. In addition to that you can also scan book covers, CD / DVD covers of albums, movies etc to get more information about the same.

Below are the steps you will need to follow.

  • Tap the search button on your phone.
  • Tap on the vision icon.
  • Try to hold the phone still on the item so that the Code, or CD or Book cover comes to focus.
  • The related options will start appearing at the top once the code or text is recognized.
  • Tap on the apt item for more info.

This way you will be able to compare prices from different stores and get more information about the product.

DVD Cover Reading

DVD Cover Reader

QR Code Reader

QR Code Reader

Book Cover Reading

Book Cover Reading

Bar Code Reader

Bar Code Reader

This feature might not be available in certain regions.

This how to is written based on Windows Phone 8. Actual functionality might differ from device to device. Some features may not be available with pre-Windows Phone 8.