How and when to use a QR reader

Jennifer McEwen Nov 27, 2020 9:47:19 AM

Quickly access sites without having to type or remember a website address with QR codes.

You can use the QR reader on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices to scan a QR code with Avast Secure Browser.

How to scan a QR code with Avast Secure Browser

1. Open Avast Secure Browser on your iOS or Android device
2. Navigate to a new tab or tap the search bar in an open tab
3. Tap the QR reader icon
4. Point your device’s camera to the QR code so that appears in the viewfinder on your screen


When to use a QR code

QR codes make browsing the web faster and easier. For example, in an effort to minimize the amount of shared surfaces their patrons touch, many restaurants now place QR codes at the table so customers can peruse the menu on their phones. 

When you scan QR codes with Avast Secure Browser, the site you’re directed to will open in a secure browsing environment. You can configure the browser to your security and privacy needs with features like VPN, ad-blocking, anti-tracking, disabled automatic downloads, and more. 

Download Avast Secure Browser for Android and iOS today.