iPadOS 17.4.1 Fixes QR Code Scanning Bug

The iPadOS 17.4.1 update that Apple released this morning addresses a bug that could prevent certain iPads from being able to scan QR codes.

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According to an Apple Support document, a bug in iOS 17.4 impacted the camera on the 6th-generation iPad, 7th-generation ‌iPad‌, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and second-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, preventing camera apps from being able to scan QR codes. Apple says that customers affected by this issue should update to iPadOS 17.4.1 to fix the problem.

Prior to iPadOS 17.4.1, Apple was suggesting that ‌iPad‌ users unable to scan QR codes with the Camera app and other third-party apps use the Code Scanner function in the Control Center.

Apple's release notes did not mention the bug fix, perhaps due to the limited number of ‌iPad‌ models that are impacted. iPadOS 17.4.1 also added other unspecified bug fixes and security improvements.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Top Rated Comments

JohannesO Avatar
3 weeks ago
How about macOS 14.4.1?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaggieBoy Avatar
3 weeks ago
This article reminded me I had an iPad...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
3 weeks ago

So funny, I happened to try to open a QR with iPad for the first and probably last time ever yesterday, nothing...gave up.
I know, right? This article screams of "we need eyeballs!". Why was an entire article dedicated this one bug? Inexcusable for Apple to release an update that breaks a previously-working feature, but how many people were actually affected by this? All 3 of them say Thanks.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mantahoe Avatar
3 weeks ago
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
3 weeks ago

Hope it fixes the FaceTime bug I recently discovered on my 15 Pro Max. My audio cuts out when on speakerphone.
That's not a bug, that's a feature. They want to see you, not hear you. ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redcarlsen Avatar
3 weeks ago
I am still waiting for 17.4 to drop! That's when the new ipads arrive :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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