Android 13 firmware has brought forth a lot of additional features and recent reports claim that it’ll add the ability to launch QR code scans from the lock screen. The users will be getting an option to enable “Show QR Scanner” on the lock screen. This feature can be found in the quick toggle settings. It’s not yet known if the QR Code scan option will use the Google Lens app or launch a brand-new app.
According to new reports, the Android 13 features a new framework property “config_enableQrCodeScannerOnLockScreen”. This will allow you to add a shortcut to the same QR Code Scanner on the lock screen as the one in the quick settings tile.
You can download the Android 13 QR Code Scanner Lockscreen Shortcut Zip File. The Magisk module will enable the QR code scanner lock screen shortcut for Android 13.
How to enable and use the QR code scanner in Android 13 on Lock screen?
Open the Camera app via the Home Screen, Lock Screen, or Control Center. After that, select the rear-facing camera and hold your smartphone such that the QR code appears in the viewfinder of the Camera app. Tap the notification for opening the link associated with the QR code.
Most Android smartphones come with an in-built QR code reader. Moreover, iPhones, Android 9, Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12 come with an in-built QR Code reader. Interestingly, Android 13 will feature a QR code scanner shortcut.
What to do if the QR code isn’t detected?
If you’re holding your smartphone a bit too close or too far, it won’t scan the QR code. Try to hold your smartphone about 1 foot or 30cm away and slowly move it towards the QR code. A few smartphone cameras might not be able to focus and others close up, so you might have to hold your smartphone slightly further away.