Yes, you can already scan QR codes with the shortcut in, or just open the camera app and it will scan a QR code. And you are right. Both methods work fine. But the dedicated code scanner app takes it one step further by presenting more information I want to see about a scanned code.
For example, the camera app uses a small notification at the top of the screen to open a link or display information, while the dedicated code scanner app makes it very clear what’s in the QR code you just scanned. But here’s the problem: the Code Scanner app is not found on your home screen, nor in the new iOS 14 app library.
As far as I know, the only way to find the Code Scanner app is to use the iPhone’s Spotlight search function. Go to the home screen of your iPhone and swipe down in the center of the screen. A search bar will appear at the top of your screen, along with app suggestions and shortcuts below. Type either one code or scannerAs you type, you will see the Code Scanner app icon as an app suggestion. Tap to open it.
The flashlight icon at the bottom of the screen acts as a flash to illuminate a code if your phone is having a hard time reading it.
If you have not yet added the QR scanner shortcut to the Control Center, you will see a message hereenjoying. For more hidden features, We’ll also cover more general but