Barcode Scanner

3.8
641K reviews
100M+
Downloads
Content rating
PEGI 3
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About this app

Scan barcodes on products, or Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.

Note that this app can no longer be updated on Google Play, and there will be no further releases.

Almost every question and negative review comment is addressed by one of the following. Please save everyone time by reading these first:

Nobody is stealing your information. The app allows you to share contacts, apps, and bookmarks in a QR Code. This is why contacts permissions are needed. See "Visit Developer Website" below ( https://github.com/zxing/zxing/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions ).

If your device is not scanning, first try workarounds for device bugs in Settings. Enable all of them, and then try disabling one at a time to determine which is necessary. If this does not help, try clearing the device cache and settings from Android settings.

This app has never had advertisements, and never will. If you are seeing ads, it's from 3rd party malware, that among other things, is also review-bombing this app with claims of adware. This is entirely false.
Updated on
Feb 25, 2019

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

3.8
614K reviews
Andrey Henneberg
March 5, 2021
The application is very light, concise, works fast, does not contain ads and is built on an open source project. Many users write that the app started showing ads in the last few months, but the last update was 02/25/2019. Unfortunately, they confuse this app with an already removed one, which actually started to show ads aggressively. This leads to a drop in the rating of a good application that accidentally happens to have the exact same name. It is necessary to look not only at the name of the application, but also at the manufacturer.
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A Google user
May 9, 2019
It's ugly but it does the job, and most other barcode scanners are based on its code. I recommend disabling the "retrieve more info" option in settings as this will "visit" every URL you scan in the background whether you end up clicking the link or not. This can break one-time-use URLs, or leak info you thought was private. That option should be disabled by default, IMHO.
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Glenn Sims
October 3, 2020
This app is what I consider the original, tried, and true barcode scanner. I remember using it on my LG Optimus back on Android 2, and it was beautiful. On every Android phone I've owned, this was one of the essential apps to get. Today,