Scan, Link, and Learn: QR Codes

Throughout the Purdue West Lafayette Campus you will find QR codes (Quick Response Codes) displayed on plant signage.  These QR codes will direct you to the Purdue Arboretum Explorer website where you can learn more about the plant or landscape feature.

General QR Code Scanning Tips

QR codes can be used in Google Android and Apple iOS devices (iPhone/iPod/iPad)

When scanning, hold the phone steady, so the image stays in focus.

Make sure the QR Code appears completely in the viewfinder on your phone.

Click any pop-ups or messages your phone displays to visit the QR Code page

Smart Phone Specific Instructions

Android Users

  1. Press and hold the home button.
  2. Then tap Lens. This is the circle surrounded by lines to the left of the four colored buttons at the bottom of your screen.

    Note: A prompt will appear if it's your first time to use this feature. If it does, simply choose Allow. If you don't have Google Assistant on your Android, you can download the Google Lens app from the Google Play Store.

  3. Point your camera at the QR code. You don't have to fill the entire screen, but make sure that all four corners of the QR code are in view.
  4. Then tap the magnifying glass icon to scan the QR code. You can find this at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Finally, tap the pop-up notification. You will then be directed to the information in the QR code.

Apple iOS Users

How to scan a QR code on iPhone and iPad

Step one: Open up the camera app on your iPhone or iPad

Step two: Hold the device's camera up to the QR code

Step three: No need to hit the shutter button, your iOS device will automatically recognize the QR code and provide you with an on-screen notification. (Make sure you have mobile signal or you're connected to Wi-Fi.)

Step four: Tap the notification to be taken to the destination of the QR code.

QR Shrub Sign Example
Example of a QR Coded Sign on Campus

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