How to Make Your Own QR Codes from Your iPhone or Android Phone


You might think that QR codes are so 2006, but they’re coming back in a big way. Here’s how to create your own.

You might be asking yourself, “Why would I ever want or need to create my own QR code?”, and that’s a valid question. QR codes are a sort of hidden gem that a lot of people underestimate, and they can be used in all sorts of different ways. When scanned, they can take you to a specific website, lead you to a file to download, or even just display a bunch of text about something.

For example, I actually frequently use a QR code of my phone number. If I want to give my number out to someone, they can just open the camera on their phone and scan the QR code image that I have stored on my own phone.

If this is something that is of interest to you, here’s how you can create your own QR codes for just about any situation.

On the iPhone

There are quite a few apps that can scan QR codes, as well as create them, but my favorite one is QR Reader, which is free to download. We won’t be needing the scanning capabilities of the app (especially since iOS can do it natively now), but we will be using the creation capabilities.

Once the app is open, tap on the downward arrow in the top-right corner of the screen.

Then tap on the QR code icon at the bottom.

Hit the “+” button up i the top-left corner to begin the process of creating a QR code.

Next, select the type of QR code that you want to make from the list provided. So if you want your QR code to lead to a webpage, you would select “Website”. Scroll down for even more options.

In this case, I’m going to be making a QR code that takes you to my Twitter profile, so I’ll select “Twitter Profile” from the list.

Enter in any details that you want, which will depend on which type of QR code you’re creating. In this case, I’ll type in my Twitter handle and hit “Create” up in the top-right corner.

Your QR code will be created and appear in the list of…

Sasha Harriet

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