Scan Barcode Using Google Search App in Android

Open the Google Search app in Android and tap the “Mic” icon.


Next, tap the Menu button and select “Search with camera”.


Take an image of the barcode/qr code and it will take you to the URL embedded in the barcode/qr code.


Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. I just tired to do this with a phone that has gingerbread 2.3 and it doesn’t seem to work. If I missed a setting to enable this I would appreciate someone letting me know how to do so. I would love to have this function!

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