Instagram has kicked off a global rollout of scannable QR codes for profiles in its mobile app for iPhone and iPad after launching the same feature in a limited fashion in Japan last year.
After you log into a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone, it will remember that network and connect to it automatically when in range. As you might come to expect, this means your handset keeps a database of previously used Wi-Fi networks. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow users to access this information on their own devices out of the box.
If your iPhone is jailbroken, then you may be excited to learn that there’s a way around this frustrating quandary. A newly released and free jailbreak app dubbed WiFi List by iOS developer Itaybre consolidates all of your previously used Wi-Fi networks, their passwords, and more valuable information about them into one convenient place for future reference.
Apple may be working on a new mobile payment feature that would permit iPhone customers to make payments with Apple Pay using either QR codes or traditional bar codes.
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp yesterday announced several new features.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a new feature for easier contact adding via QR codes.
Just last week, we showed you a jailbreak tweak that could generate a QR code for quickly and easily sharing your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot with another user, whether they were using iOS or another mobile operating system such as Android.
But now, a similar QR code-based jailbreak tweak called WiFiQR by iOS developer KingPuffDaddi has been released for sharing your currently-connected Wi-Fi network with others using comparable means to the tweak we showed you last week.
Personal Hotspot is an indispensable feature of my iPhone that I use virtually every day as I move out of range of Wi-Fi, and while Apple has made it super easy to pair other iOS devices with the tap of a button, the same can’t be said about non-iOS devices, which often necessitate that you enter the hotspot’s password manually.
If you’re lazy like me and hate having to take the aforementioned steps when you or a friend attempts to connect a new device, then you just might come to appreciate a new and free jailbreak tweak called HotspotQR by iOS developer KingPuffdaddi.
You can scan QR codes and documents from your iOS device Home screen. Here's how you can make the most of these tools and get on with your workday.
iOS 11 brought the ability to identify QR codes seen through an iPhone or iPad's camera viewfinder. iOS 12 added a handy Control Center shortcut that works even when auto-scanning for the Camera app has been disabled in Settings.
Apple's added a pair of new QR code and document scanner options to iOS 12 that can be accessed quickly by pressing the Notes or Camera icon on the Home screen with 3D Touch.
The QR code scanning feature in the stock Camera app suffers from an odd parser bug.
We recently shared a quick and easy way to share access to your Wi-Fi network without revealing the password using a new feature available in iOS 11. As noted by iDB reader websyndicate in the comments of that post, another way to share access to your Wi-Fi network without exchanging any network name or password is to use a QR code.