Using QR codes are a great way of embedding your links in the hopes of generating traffic. They’re simple coded messages that one can scan with their smartphone, rather than fumbling with a long link printed on a poster; the linking is streamlined. Who wants to do that? No one. And that’s where generating QR codes with your Android can come in handy.
Generate QR Codes with an App
1. Locate and launch the Google Play Store app. Its icon is a colorful triangle. You can find the Google Play Store app somewhere on one of your home screens. If you don’t find it there, check inside your App Drawer. All currently installed apps are found in your App Drawer.
2. At the very top of the Google Play Store, select the search bar with your finger. When your virtual keyboard appears, type in “QR code generator” and search.
3. Choose QR Code Generator by YKART. The QR Code Generator by YKART has a review rating of over 4 stars and over a million downloads as of the writing of this article.
4. On the app’s information page (check out its features, if you like), select INSTALL. Doing so will immediately download and install QR Code Generator (by YKART) to your Android device.
QR Code Generator does have ads. If that’s something you have an issue with, you are more than welcome to choose a different QR code generator app. Barcode Generator is another highly rated app with the same features and it’s free of ads.
5. Locate and launch the QR Code Generator app. Its icon resembles a QR barcode. You can find the QR Code Generator app somewhere on one of your home screens. If you don’t find it there, check inside your App Drawer. All currently installed apps are found in your App Drawer.
6. In the top left corner of the screen, you’ll see a QR barcode. Tap it. Doing so will give you a small selection of different backgrounds to use on your QR barcode. This is purely cosmetic and choosing one won’t change your QR barcode.
You can upload your own my selecting Other.
7. At the top, select the Content Type located in between your QR barcode background and Generate. Doing so will open a list of different barcodes to generate like URL, text or even Wi-Fi. Choose one that pertains to the QR code you need.
8. Type in information at the bottom, whether it be text or a URL. Afterwards, tap Generate.
9. At the top, you can choose to Share it and Save it. However, QR Code Generator will need permission to do so before you can share it or save it.
Generate QR Codes with a Browser
If you aren’t looking to add yet another app to your Android device, then you are more than welcome to use a website. It won’t take space on your Android and you’ll still get what you were looking for.
1. Locate and open your preferred web browser app and head on over to your preferred search engine. Its icon depends entirely on the browser you use. You can find the web browser app somewhere on one of your home screens. If you don’t find it there, check inside your App Drawer. All currently installed apps are found in your App Drawer.
2. In your web browser, select the search bar. When your virtual keyboard appears, type in “QR generator” and search it.
3. Choose a website that generates QR codes. There’s dozens of websites that do, but these are a few at the top of the search results on Google:
Any one of the websites above are exactly what you’re looking for. Any one of them will do. Considering there’s dozens of websites available, the following steps will use the website The QR Code Generator, however, the steps should be fairly universal.
4. Choose a Content Type that best fits the situation. The content of your QR code will help determine the QR code that’s generated. Content types are text-based, URL, a phone number or simply just text.
5. Now, type in the message, URL, phone number or the text that you want your QR code to contain and the QR code will generate on its own.
You may have to choose Generate before the code is made. The-QRcode-generator generates QR codes automatically. It depends on the website you’re using.
6. Finally, click SAVE. Additionally, you can choose the size of the QR code by the number of pixels it contains.
Sharing obnoxiously long URLs can be cumbersome. Now that you have your very own QR code, you can paste it to websites or even print them out. It offers a much faster way o f generating traffic to your passion projects, social media platforms and websites.