Do you want to create a QR code, but you\u2019re wondering what tools you should use for that? QR codes can be instrumental in many different ways. For example, if you\u2019re a teacher, you might want to learn how to create QR codes in Google Docs or Word, with quick answers to the exam questions for your students. That way, they can see the right answers, but only after they finish the exam. :) What if you want to know how to create QR codes for videos to provide detailed instructions on a particular subject? No matter your reasons, here\u2019s how to create QR codes from a web browser or by using a QR code generator on your smartphone (Android or iPhone):\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNOTE: If you don\u2019t know what QR codes are and why many people love them, you might want to read this article first: What are QR codes, and why are they useful?.\r\n1. How to create a QR code on a computer, using QR code generator websites\r\nAs a simple Google search can tell you, there are many QR code generator websites on the internet. The one we like most is qrcode-monkey.com, which is completely free, so that\u2019s what we\u2019re using to show you how to create a QR code on your PC. However, even if you prefer using a different QR code website, the steps you have to take should be similar.\r\n\r\nTo create a QR code in your browser, first, open the QR code generator website you want to use. In the screenshot below, you can see what QRCodeMonkey looks like. Once the website is loaded, select the type of information you want to be saved as a QR code. Usually, you can choose between all kinds of content, including URL, Text, Email, Phone, SMS, vCard, Location, YouTube, WiFi, etc. We want to create a QR code that leads to our website, so we\u2019re going to choose URL.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSelecting the type of content in the QR code\r\n\r\nAfter choosing the type of content, the QR code generator lets you see all the different bits of information you can save. That usually means at least one text field that you have to fill in. In our case, creating an URL QR code means that we have to specify the website\u2019s address.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEntering the content of the QR code\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re creating a different type of QR code with other content types, you\u2019ll probably have other text fields to fill. On the one hand, creating a QR code for a video can be as simple as entering the video\u2019s link on YouTube. However, making a QR code for a business card might require many details, not just your website\u2019s address.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to create a QR code for a video on YouTube\r\n\r\nIf all you wanted to do is create a QR code, and you don\u2019t care about visual details, you could click or tap the \u201cCreate QR Code\u201d button and be done with it.\r\n\r\nStill, what if visuals are important to you and you want to customize the way your QR code looks like? Most QR code generator websites, including QRCodeMonkey, allow you to personalize the colors and style of the QR codes you create. Some of them also let you add custom logos to the QR codes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCustomizing the QR code\r\n\r\nSelect the pixel resolution of the generated QR code using the Quality slider. If you intend to print the QR code, you should choose a higher resolution. Then, click or tap the \u201cCreate QR Code\u201d button to see a preview of your QR code.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSetting the size of the QR code\r\n\r\nTIP: Before downloading the QR code you created, you might want to scan it to make sure that it works as you intended. To do that, use your favorite QR code scanner app on your Android smartphone or iPhone.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf everything\u2019s right, the QR code is now done and ready to use. Click or tap on the \u201cDownload PNG\u201d button if you want to save the QR code as an image on your computer. Then, you can do whatever you want with the QR code image file: print it, send it to others, insert it into Word or Google Docs, etc.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe QR code is created and can be downloaded\r\n\r\nNOTE: Alternatively, QRCodeMonkey also lets you save the QR codes you create as SVG, PDF, or EPS files. If you need the QR code in a vector graphic format so that you can work on it with Adobe Illustrator (or similar vector software), QRCodeMonkey recommends downloading QR codes as SVG files.\r\n2. How to create a QR code on an Android smartphone\r\nYou can also create QR codes on your mobile Android device. In fact, you can use the same procedure and follow the same steps from the previous section of this article. However, there are situations where you don\u2019t need anything complicated, but you do want a QR code generator app that\u2019s fast and easy to use. An example we can think of is being a teacher who wants to create QR codes regularly to share quick notes or links to online lessons with students. Whatever your reason, one of the best and simplest QR code generator Android apps we\u2019ve found in the Play Store is Vision Code Scanner. Download and install it, and then open it. On the top-right corner of its interface, tap the menu button, which looks like three dots stacked on top of each other.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe menu button of the QR app\r\n\r\nOn the app\u2019s menu, tap on Generate QR Code.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGenerate QR Code\r\n\r\nSelect the type of content for the QR code. You can choose from Text, E-mail, URL, Wi-Fi, and Phone. Then, enter the information you want to store in the QR code. The app generates the QR code as it detects data being filled into it. To exemplify, we\u2019ve chosen URL so that we could create a QR code with a link to our website.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSelecting the type of content in the QR code and filling the fields\r\n\r\nWhen you\u2019ve finished entering the details, and you\u2019re satisfied with the QR code you created, tap on it. The only option you get is \u201cShare with\u2026\u201d so tap on it too.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nChoosing to share the QR code\r\n\r\nThen, your Android smartphone shows you a list of all the options available for sharing the QR code. Tap the one you want.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSaving or sending options for the QR code depend on your Android\r\n\r\nNote that if you want to save the QR code, instead of sending it to someone else, you can do so by choosing the \u201cSave to Drive,\u201d \u201cCreate PDF,\u201d or other similar options available on your Android device.\r\n\r\n\r\n3. How to create a QR code on an iPhone\r\nTo create QR codes on an iPhone or iPad, you can use your favorite web browser and follow the same steps from the first section of this tutorial. However, if you prefer apps, one of the good QR code generators for iOS is Qrafter. Download the app, install it, and open it. On its interface, select the Create tab from the bottom of the screen. Then, choose the type of content you want to store in the QR code. We\u2019re going to use the URL option to illustrate the next steps.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUsing an app to create a QR code on an iPhone\r\n\r\nOn the next screen, enter the content of the new QR code that you\u2019re going to create. As we chose URL, we have to enter the web address of a website to link the QR code with. Once you\u2019ve filled in the information of the new QR code, tap Preview Content at the top-right corner of the screen.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEntering the information of the new QR code\r\n\r\nCheck the preview of the QR code content and the actions that will be available for it, and if everything looks OK, tap Create.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPreview and Create a QR code on an iPhone\r\n\r\nThe app then shows you the QR code you\u2019ve generated. To save or send it to someone, tap the Share button from the screen\u2019s bottom-left corner.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nChoosing to share the QR code\r\n\r\nChoose what you want to do with the QR code: save it on your iPhone, send it by email, print, etc.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOptions to save, send, print the QR code, etc.\r\n\r\nTIP: If you want to customize the QR code, tap the palette button from the bottom of the screen and change the colors as you like. Furthermore, if you want to adjust some more advanced settings, like the error correction level, encoding, or resolution, you can do so from the Settings tab, available with a tap on the gear icon from the bottom of the app.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCustomizing a QR code on an iPhone\r\nWhat QR codes are you creating?\r\nNow you know how to create a QR code on both your computer and mobile device. What types of QR codes did you want to make? Did you use one of the QR code generators we\u2019ve told you about in this guide, or do you have another favorite one? Are you using QR codes in Google Docs or Word? Do you create QR codes for videos you share with the world? Let us know in the comments section below.