It is sometimes in the slightest modifications that we gain the most on a daily basis with the use of a device. The evolution of QR codes with the iPhone on iOS 17 is a good example.
are still in 2023 a very practical function to quickly obtain information on your smartphone from a real-world display. Whether for a bus stop, for an administrative procedure or a restaurant menu, the uses are multiple.
For several years, smartphones like the iPhone have natively integrated QR code reading so that they no longer need a dedicated application. With iOS 17, Apple is adjusting the operation to make it more convenient, especially on large smartphones.
A minor change that changes everything
We were able to install iOS 17 on an iPhone 14 Pro to see the changes made by Apple and noted by 9To5Mac. Be careful, the change is subtle, but it is important. Now, when you scan a QR code, the link to the browser is placed just above the trigger in a fixed position and easily accessible with one hand.
On iOS 16, the link was difficult to reach // Source: Aroged
On iOS 17, the QR Code link is better placed // Source: Aroged
Previously, on iOS 16, the link was displayed directly under the QR code and could move depending on your manipulations. On a somewhat large iPhone, it was therefore less practical to trigger the link.
Like 9To5Mac, we would now like Apple to increase the size of the yellow interaction bubble, which is a bit small.
It is hoped that Apple will come up with more improvements in this style. They may be less impressive than a mixed reality headset, but it’s these kinds of small changes that can change the day-to-day of using a smartphone.
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