Barcode Scanner APK

Version 4.7.8 -
Last updated: 2020-08-03

Scan barcodes on products, or barcodes containing URLs, contact info, and so on

APP Information

Download Version 4.7.8 (108)
Apk Size796.46 KB
App DeveloperZXing Team
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up

Download Barcode Scanner 4.7.8 APK

App Description

Barcode Scanner is google,zxing,client,android,shopping,barcode,scanner, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.85 by 73 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit ZXing Team website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.7.8 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 544623+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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.comzxingzxingwikiFrequently-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. 

App ChangeLog

  • Various fixes to Code 128, 39 encoding; DataMatrix decoding
  • Various translation updates for Barcode Scanner

App Screens

Barcode Scanner App Screen 1Barcode Scanner App Screen 2Barcode Scanner App Screen 3Barcode Scanner App Screen 4Barcode Scanner App Screen 5


requires following permissions on your android device.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

control flashlight
Allows the app to control the flashlight.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

read your Web bookmarks and history
Allows the app to read the history of all URLs that the Browser has visited, and all of the Browser's bookmarks. Note: this permission may not be enforced by third-party browsers or other applications with web browsing capabilities.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Johanna-avatar

    I haven't used these apps except for once. It is not on my phone now for the same reason Jason. I. Can almost assure the hijacking may have come THRU the app, but I have been hijacked for 2 1/2 yes, by the same group, tracking still. The reason you couldn't find the source is bkz a Linux PC is used, once access to your device all info like IMEI, ICCID, etc is mirrored and your device is monitored always. It is by the way, AOSP. I was hijacked 2 yes to the month befor google"s article was release

  2. MobileRDS-avatar

    software Simply the best barcode scanner. Users scanning random suspicious codes and blaming the scanner is ridiculous! You F up, you own it. Do not blame app for your mistakes! This scanner does exactly its job and it is one, if not the best in its area. Thumbs up for the ZXing Team from me!

  3. CharlesDaniel Roberts-avatar

    CharlesDaniel Roberts


    iphone I've Had A Contract, For 5 Or 6 Years, For Online Banking, & Stores. For Online Legal Transfers, Transactions, & Electronic Signatures, Or Equivalent. So I Had Used The BarCode Scanner, & The QR Reader A Few Times. They Seemed To Work Good, & At The Time, I Knew Nothing About AnyKind Of Computer Technology's. So It Interested Me. I've Been Chasing The Dream Ever Since! I Hope Life Is Turned, For The Good For Once. God Has Put-Me_In-My_Place, So-To_Speak. It Seems I Was Set Down, & Made TDT!!!

  4. Bramblepicker L-avatar

    Bramblepicker L


    kaufen I've scanned numerous items ranging from old diaries to newly bought things. The app picks up the barcode quickly and gives you a web search option. Comes up with relevant information. Nice!

  5. Steve Schwartz-avatar

    android I have been using this app for many years, and it has always performed flawlessly. Never had a single ad or misbehavior. There are, unfortunately, apps with the exact same name (different developer) that are malware as recently reported by Ars Technica. I urge caution when choosing these types of apps. This one is solid.

  6. Cyberstorm Fox-avatar

    test It's worked not of the time but some QR codes weren't read and at times it can be slow to detect that there's a barcode in it's view.

  7. Solara Ooi-avatar

    kabellos No ads, fast, it beeps when you scan, though it is a bit loud but as if I'm using a real barcode scanning device, brilliant!

  8. Steve Adams-avatar

    gratis The app works well, but... for some reason this application only identifies about 50% of all the barcodes that I pass in front of it. The app itself works fine it always comes up, it's always ready to go, but when you really need to scan, it often comes up with unknown barcode.

  9. George Smart-avatar

    bluetooth I have been using this app for at least 7 years! It just works! No adverts. Never missed a barcode I wanted. 👌

  10. Jason Karamol-avatar

    programmieren Uninstalled after this app hijacked my phone and started popping ads up during everything I was doing. It would pop up ads after unlocking my phone with a timer I had to wait through. It hid it's hijacking very well also. Took much digging to figure out what ap was causing this but I finally figured out it was this scanner. I haven't had any pop up ads since I've uninstalled this app.

  11. Akshay Agarwal-avatar

    Do NOT download this app at any cost!! It will silently kill your battery without it showing up as an active application in the battery management menu. Uninstalling this app has made my phone last 2 days on a single charge!

  12. Joshua Varney-avatar

    Requesting access to a whole lot more information than they need. 1 star. Did the same thing with Netflix app.

  13. Master Boo-avatar

    best barcode and qrcode scanner. very light weight, no fuss, does what its supposed to do. i have it installed in all my different Android devices.

  14. Jonathan Hobbs-avatar

    I used this once after install and it recognised the barcode and product. I went to the suggested website for more details and immediately got some warning come up that my device had been infected with several viruses and to click on a link to clear them. Definitely something very dodgy about this app. so uninstalling!

  15. Am I a Trash to u?-avatar

    Am I a Trash to u?


    It kind of worked but it always out of focus when i try to scanned the barcode when i take a photo of it if i move closer when i stay my position still out of focus and will not focus still like a actual camera, kind oc work only problem is not stay in focus when i try to move closer and stay my position wothout moveing still out focus because he has too many lines the wonder will out of focus, what can i do?

  16. l lambert-avatar

    Scans for my data processing app, used several years. Works fine on my best performance phone, pretty good in good light on my basic phone.

  17. Brittney Williamson-avatar

    Brittney Williamson


    My husband has used shopsavy for forever so I downloaded it and could never get it to work. The first thing I tried to scan on this app worked gave me no issues!

  18. Kirai Desu-avatar

    Scanned the code fine, copy, paste into other app... Then crashed my camera going back into the app, restarting phone to fix takes a min but not something you want to keep doing.

  19. Goose Juice-avatar

    It will only identify things that could be purchased anywhere in the US. If it's regional, no results. If it's stock traded, results. If it's easily recognizable by image search, results. Most brands of dog food found in a national pet store chain would give results but most of the toys and everything else in the store, no results. So unless it's a brand named, nationally advertized item, it provides zero results via wwb search and product search. When it works, the app is awesome so try.

  20. Shawn Duckett-avatar

    Unable to install. I hit the accept button but nothing happens. This is an app that I need for another app that will only use this scanner.

  21. Max Dext-avatar

    Bulk scan and csv share, your are awesome! All what i need for inventory before send stuff! Great job!

  22. Fabricio Caetano-avatar

    Fabricio Caetano


    10 years of use and it is still the best, but sharing from history gives incomplete information (at least for Wi-Fi, gives only the network name as text)

  23. Jody Chambers-avatar

    I use this as the primary scanner on my phone, and have found out to be accurate. My only complaint is that it often takes a VERY long time to focus up close, and instead focusses out no matter how close I'm holding the code. I think it should either default to a closer focus setting, or make better use of the cameras focal length sensors.

  24. Marcus Vinícius-avatar

    Marcus Vinícius


    I gave up on installing this after noticing the absurd amount of permissions needed for such a simple app. Omg why does it need access to app usage history? You don't need to know which apps I've been using in order to scan a simple barcode...

  25. Wall Fur-avatar

    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.

  26. Lucius Hilley-avatar

    Scans most barcodes with ease. Great for checking those promo QR codes without having to visit the web links.

  27. Chuck Harral-avatar

    Worked fine, except the constant rotating to landscape, then back. I use the app in conjuction with another package delivery app. Problem developed after trying to stop one of those I-must-update-myself-right-now-even-though-you're-out-of-cell-data things from Google play. I turned something off to try to stop the update, can't remember exactly what I turned off maybe because it's icon isn't visible. I've un- and reinstalled both apps, no avail. Help?

  28. finnmacroth-avatar

    Would not recognise the code, focused out and up close and both within the reticule

  29. Scott O'Dowd-avatar

    Pretty sure this app was causing my web browsing to redirect to incredibly sketchy ads, the type that take over the screen in the middle of reading something. Has not happened once since I uninstalled this app.

  30. Katie Heart-avatar

    This app is not going to provide you all the information you want. Normal barcodes, and even QR codes, may be just regular text or a number that is only understood one way. Yet remember that this lets you read a URL, etc. BEFORE you go to it, thus is why it is great. I have no device I can test with, but if it is still true, it may have issues with devices that have no camera focus.

  31. A Google user-avatar

    This app used to work, but they have crippled it. It used to read any barcode, but now does not recognise this that it doesn't think are valid. Guess what (big surprise), the developers have failed to imagine every different use of barcodes and now there are barcodes in use which it doesn't recognise. Works fine for done barcodes, but unfortunately is of zero use to me .

  32. Jacques Burger-avatar

    This use to be the best and fastest barcode scanner by far. Lately it is struggling to scan normal 2D barcodes. In the past it scanned codes even before the camera was done focusing. Now you will be lucky if it scans at all. I am really disappointed to see such a great, simple and easy app failing behind. I now use different apps that also uses zxing interface/code and it works.

  33. Jean-Louis Du Plessis-avatar

    Jean-Louis Du Plessis


    This is one of those essential apps. Works as as expected without failing, which is great. Just have an issue with focusing the camera when being close to a barcode, the auto focus button seems to be a bit useless on my device. I get passed this by blocking the camera and the opening it, then it refocusses and on most cases works good.

  34. Rachael Anderson-avatar

    Rachael Anderson


    I downloaded it and went to scan a barcode in great condition and it would not work. I tried being pro app because I hate leaving bad reviews but this scanner needs checked. Maybe its the quality of my phone?? who knows! I have tried other bar code scanner apps and they worked just fine . please fix ....thanks!!!!: )

  35. Eka Kurniadi-avatar

    please add the option to open custom url automatically. currently we need to press the search button. pls kindly enhance. thank you.

  36. Aaron Jones-avatar

    No ads & work. No bells and whistles, just a simple working app that does what it is designed for and nothing else.

  37. Zsolt Germán-avatar

    Best QR Scanner app! I like that it is fast, stable and could focus with tap on the screen. I missed that it not using flashlight at night, but can set it in settings after you open the app. Thank you for develop this and make it free! It is very valuable for the whole Android community as other apps using it as a bridge for scanning QR codes!

  38. Don Lewis-avatar

    High background battery usage, even when you haven't used it.

  39. Gee Hutch-avatar

    Works great. Just needs to scan QR codes as well

  40. Scott Carey-avatar

    Developers, stop shooting yourselves in the foot! Why? Simply because of your silly decision in disabling, as a standard, those which are essential features for any barcode scanner: AUTO EXPOSURE and AUTO FOCUS!! I mean, why having those disabled from the moment this app is installed for crissake?? For you new user who might be already driven to dispair (as I was) as to why this "crappy" app won't just scan anything, there you have it. Just go to "settings" and enable those ASAP and "voilá": you have a fully-working barcode scanner! Some bad decision!

  41. Will Butler-avatar

    In the last few months I've had random ads as I turn on my phone or am using my phone. Found out by long clicking the ad that it was from this app. I'm not even using the app and it puts invasive ads. Will never use this or anything from this company ever again. Highly disgusted by this company's behavior.

  42. Linda Shankle-avatar

    I am trying to use this app in my Shopping Cart App but it doesn't recognize any of the 15 items that I scanned. It wants me to do all of the leg work after it scans the item but I was under the impression that all I would need to do is scan the item and it would tell me the name of the item and the price of the item without me having to hand type every detail. That's what I was doing before installing the app. It may work for some people but it's not working on my Android so I am going to delete the app and try another one. I was hoping that this would work for me.

  43. Steve Brandt-avatar

    App works as indicated, but antivirus keeps telling me this app is using an absurd amount of background data. What is being transferred, and to whom?

  44. Davies Malesi-avatar

    I am however having issues with "No Automatic Rotation" ...Its stuck on lanadscape mode. I think the barcode scanner should default to Portrait and the setting should be "Auto Rotate" and not "No Automatic Rotation" .. How do I switch it back to portrait?

  45. Keith Hall-avatar

    doesn't find anything on 90% of my searches, but then again I am mainly using it on any old bar codes from items that I have found in the attic with 10 to 20 years of dust on the item. so I guess there's a limit on the time a bar codes information is good?

  46. A Google user-avatar

    v. 4.7.8 not working well anymore: - display is foggy; - doesn't seem to focus; - doesn't seem to scan. Reverted to v. 4.7.7, working well. Asus Zenfone 2, Android 5.0 Jolly good app, very usuful. Thank You for Your commitment and kind regards.

  47. Lord Beerus-avatar

    I cant put zero stars then i would have given that. Not working for my smartphone. Tried to scan various bar codes but nothing happens. I even tried ti scan some QR codes but still nothing. Awaiting your response eagerly.!!

  48. Bob H-avatar

    I have used this on every phone I have had for years, never had an issue with it.

  49. Rakshanda Pinky-avatar

    Rakshanda Pinky


    At first I thought it was just slow then I realized no It doesn't work. Waste of time.

  50. Zertex Ltd-avatar

    A major problem is that I can't rotate it vertically and I'm forced to use it horizontally.

  51. A Google user-avatar

    Tried a bunch of different barcode scanner apps but this is my favorite. It's small so doesn't waste a lot of storage room on your phone, no ads, and even tells you the type of barcode you scanned which is sometimes useful to know.

  52. Jordan Nelson-avatar

    Fast and handy, does have issues with fancier QR codes that contain logos that Google lens doesn't. But not as bulky and detects classic QR and barcodes 10x faster. Kinda lame that there are people taking the code and reposting with a review popup and they actually have better reviews..

  53. Aynz Aguja-avatar

    i love it! my slight problem is when paired with qr attendance control the oriention of keeps changing from horizontal to vertical and vice-versa. but aside from that i love it. its fast and not complicated at all.

  54. Markus S.-avatar

    Best scanner. No ads, open source.

  55. Ryan Griswold-avatar

    I've been using this particular barcode scanner for quite a few years. Others have popped up, but I remain loyal. This one does EXACTLY what it says. No fluff, no error. If you need a barcode reader, get this one!

  56. Kpmshereef Ktr-avatar

    Bring the flash light to the interface and need selection option for clearing history

  57. Mattew Tan-avatar

    Light and fast scanner. Works extremely well for any type of scanning. The only improvement that would earn the additional star is if the app can read from gallery and the ability to use camera zoom function.

  58. A Google user-avatar

    Excellent scanner. with some phones it scans slow but ive found that its more the phone than the app. i use it to scan multiple parts which i rework. share them via email. opens in excell. then able to manipulate some changes to grt net suite to accept my scans.

  59. Satish Alwani-avatar

    good application, while it does have support for various types of barcode, it still seems to miss one of the types i am looking for, i.e. micro qr code. it would be great if support for this type of qr code is added as well

  60. Justin Taylor-avatar

    Why is it no longer possible to update this app here on Google Play? What's the excuse? This App is required for using Google Authenticator, so why would would Google not let you update this App, when it is required for one their own APPS? Doesn't make any sense.

  61. A Google user-avatar

    Good scanner without ads. Requires access to your contacts and device history. Why? Do not scan codes in case the phone is oriented vertically, thus is not very comfortable in use. Uninstalled.

  62. MaXx PAYNE-avatar

    Works good.. I haven't noticed any ads on App.🔥🔥🔥🔥

  63. Imre Péntek-avatar

    I like this app. The only drawback it has Google search hardwired, I'd better like to pick my search engine the same way I do it in Firefox (for instance)

  64. groovy shopping-avatar

    groovy shopping


    Pls, make rotation to portrait mode available and batch results export feature. And it'll be best app for batch scanning. There more custom resize of active recognition area or highlighted scanned barcode (where lot of them) is desired.

  65. Jodie Farrington-avatar

    Jodie Farrington


    Wouldn't scan anything, app was upside down on my phone making it difficult to scan.

  66. Steve Thomas-avatar

    Completely froze my pixel 3, had to restart the phone. Hopefully a one off

  67. Georg Sauthoff-avatar

    Open source, no ads! Supports many different codes.

  68. Justin Clifford-avatar

    Justin Clifford


    Used this for years with no problems, but now it's broken. Will not autofocus, is therefore unusable. I've reinstalled, cleared data, changed settings, still broke.

  69. Chuck Fields-avatar

    This application was terrible I could not get any results whatsoever out of it, it kept giving me no results, no results, that is all the screen would give me, I do not recommend at all . If I could give minus points it would be-10 a terrible application,. 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  70. Kehinde Jimoh-avatar

    HORRIBLE after a while your camera won't work that much and it takes your battery

  71. Ajmal Muhammad P-avatar

    Ajmal Muhammad P


    Awesome app. I'm using it for qrcode link scanning. Working perfect how it was required. 1 small suggestion, if possible please add an option not to rotate the screen to landscape.

  72. Adam Lagozzino-avatar

    The app is like popping a boner and running out of forskin if that tells u anything so for women its like having to pee really bad but noticeing your va jay jay is glued shut lol

  73. Paul Cousins-avatar

    very basic barcode scanner with no extra bells, whistles or ads. this does its job quickly and well. Many other barcode scanners on the Play store are really just rip offs of this app with ads

  74. Eduardo Gonzales-avatar

    Eduardo Gonzales


    Was able to scan where other highly rated scanners failed.

  75. Andri R Fattah-avatar

    I prefer to use this application with WHITE background instead of BLACK. Black background will reflecting object like mirror, so its hard for me to take a picture of scanning result from my phone. Is it possible to make it in White background?

  76. A Google user-avatar

    No-frills, efficient, fast and accurate. No ad, unexplained permissions or other junk. Outstanding.

  77. Brian Gergens-avatar

    Simple and good. Has worked well for years. Interface could use a little upgrading, but still.

  78. Conrad Bishop-avatar

    Rubbish. Picks up barcode ok then blurs the image trying to scan again. Google Pixel 3a. Uninstalled.

  79. Justin Coburn-avatar

    good, easy scanner with support for many types of codes, including simple 1D UPCs and QR codes. Would prefer portrait orientation over landscape, however. No ads though, which is excellent.

  80. Jennifer Shevach-avatar

    Jennifer Shevach


    I installed this app to read a QR code, then it took over my home page with an ad and some other apps. I immediately uninstalled it. Based on my experience, this is malware.

  81. Kathryn Ralston-avatar

    Kathryn Ralston


    When it works it is awesome but it is glitching and interfering with other apps. It keeps popping up that the app has stopped when I'm not even using it.

  82. paul bidde-avatar

    it was great and work properly and immediately. nothing was wrong. now it doesnt recognize barcode.... whats wrong guys?

  83. MOHAMED IQBAL-avatar

    Nice app. It help us to find a matter on ShopClues. Very good

  84. LG Kumar-avatar

    why does the app need "device history" and "contacts" and "WiFi" information? it's a question about privacy. I don't think it needs all that information to scan bar codes. I don't trust anybody with my information so not downloading it.

  85. Arthur P.-avatar

    Ugly interface but still the best code scanner I've found. Simple and without extra junk like every other scanner I've tried.

  86. Samuel`s lab-avatar

    The best app. Without ads . Fast scan.

  87. Michael Halapua-avatar

    Michael Halapua


    Some QR codes have inverse colors. Light in dark background and can be decoded by advanced readers. Hope an update will allow for this.

  88. p7272-avatar

    It's very fast and just works. I use it at work to read those little ass serial numbers off the Lenovo laptops. 😉

  89. RAJ GOPAL-avatar

    Can scan but not able to give any information on the barcode that is scanned

  90. Nirmal-avatar

    Please add an option to find duplicate barcodes in bulk scanning mode

  91. uday sankar-avatar

    This not scanning take more time and after scanning it will not provide any information

  92. Ryan Ramirez-avatar

    Having a landscape mode for 1D codes is very helpful especially when you're dealing with longer barcodes (e.g., 20+ digits) on low-light situations

  93. David-avatar

    I have had no issues with this app, but for some reason this app is the only one that Deliveries will work with. Deliveries will not work with any other scanner app but this one.

  94. Paul Gear-avatar

    Does exactly what is needed: scans barcodes and then tells you what they contain. Good sharing options, history tracking is very helpful.

  95. Mark Suttner-avatar

    Works great. Scan a product's code, then look it up online. Useful for comparing prices or looking for reviews. Nice app. No ads either ! Great Job dev's!

  96. A Google user-avatar

    Can't work at TECLAST T20. Can't turn on the Camera, just see the red line. ( it worked on all my others Android devices. )

  97. Marlia Douglas-avatar

    I do love this app, but I'm very widget oriented and would LOVE more customization for the widget. Please add color customization and more importantly, opacity customization!!

  98. Art Campbell-avatar

    Didn't work. Fast blinking but no scanning.

  99. József Fazekas-avatar

    József Fazekas


    It stopped working recently on my phone, seems a camera focus .issue Other barcode scanner apps work fine.

  100. Docta Osiris-avatar

    Only 4 stars, although it's a great scanner there's no option to use barcodes stored on the phone itself, it's the camera or not at all 🤦‍♂️