How do you scan a spotify code on iphone

If you want to learn how Spotify codes work and how to use them, you’re in the right place. All users need to be able to use this feature is a smart phone with a working camera.

In this article we are going to explain just how to scan a Spotify code and look at some other ways in which you can share music with others on the app.

How to scan Spotify codes – step by step

The industry leader when it comes music streaming is Spotify and one thing they have always been good at is adding new user-friendly features.

One recent addition they have made to the app is Spotify code feature, which makes use of Spotify QR (Spotify uri codes have been stopped).

Every single song, album and playlist on the app now has a unique QR code which can be scanned by users for easy access to their favourites tracks.

It’s a handy tool for artists, too, because it’s essentially a one click fast track to any songs or albums they want to promote.

Before we get started, please be aware that these steps can only be taken on the Spotify mobile app and not on their Spotify desktop app. So, you’ll need your iPhone or Android phone to scan codes.

Please ensure your that your phone’s camera is in working order and then you’re good to go. To scan a Spotify code please follow these steps:

  1. Select the search button on the Spotify home screen. This can be found on the bottom of the page either side of ‘Home’ and ‘Your Library’.
  2. Now select the camera icon on the top right hand side of the screen to bring up the QR scanner.
  3. Point your camera at a Spotify code or select a saved QR image from your photos.
  4. Allow the QR code to work its magic and take you to the designated song, album or playlist.
How do you scan a spotify code on iphone
How do you scan a spotify code on iphone
How do you scan a spotify code on iphone

How to create a QR code on Spotify

Of course for the above to work there needs to be a QR code to scan and they don’t just magically appear.

Unlike scanning, the creation of a QR code on Spotify can be done on both the desktop website and the mobile app. Please follow these instructions to create your QR code.

On desktop

  1. Right click on what you want to share or select the three dotted icon next to it.
  2. Select ‘share’.
  3. Select ‘copy embed code’.

On mobile/tablet

  1. Find what you want to share and select the three dotted icon next to it.
  2. Choose share and then select ‘with a Spotify code’.

Through this process you will find out that there other ways to share songs with friends and family, or even the general public, via Spotify. Let’s take a look at a few of your options:

Other sharing options

There are plenty of other ways to share Spotify songs, playlists or albums with friends aside from these codes, and arguably a lot easier and more straightforward.

When you select the share option on something on Spotify you will see multiple different options including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.

Simply select on the icon of the app that you want to share something on and follow the instructions from there.

You will need to be logged in to certain apps in order to be able to share, however for methods such as messaging or link copying you won’t need to be logged in to anything.

How do you scan a spotify code on iphone
How do you scan a spotify code on iphone

In the past, Spotify offer the option to share the URI code of each track, playlist and artist. This URI (Uniform Resource Indicator) could simply be copied and pasted into the search bar in Spotify itself.

You can easily send this to friends so they could do the same and quickly be linked to a track/playlist – unfortunately, this is no longer the case as the Spotify URI code method has been removed from share.

Codes used for marketing

One of the main benefactors from these QR codes are the artists themselves, which is fair enough really considering how cheap Spotify is.

Now you know all about these Spotify QR codes you will start to notice them on promotional material for new albums or singles from your favourite artists.

Whether it be on billboards or posters in public places or on digital artwork on social media, these QR codes are being used more and more and are here to stay.


The biggest and best companies in the world continue to evolve with trends and time and that is no different when it comes to apps.

Given the amount of apps there now are for music streaming, it’s even more important that those companies in this niche keep looking at ways to move their apps forward with the times.

To conclude, these QR codes are a really handy and clever addition to the Spotify app. They make sharing music easy for millennials while also helping artists to market their new music better.

And though sometimes the Spotify app stops working, it’s generally the most reliable music streaming service of them all.

We hope that through this article you now have a better understanding of them and know now how to scan and create them.

If you need any further assistance with anything to do with the Spotify app then the Spotify support team are usually very helpful.

How do I scan a QR code on Spotify app?

Tap inside the Artists, songs, or podcasts field to open the search function. Select the camera icon in the Search bar to open your camera. Point your camera at any Spotify code to scan it. When your Spotify mobile app recognizes a Spotify code, the app will automatically redirect you to the encoded content.

Do you need the Spotify app to scan a Spotify code?

To scan a Spotify code, you will need Spotify's app for iPhone, iPad, or Android. You can't scan codes on the web or from a computer. To start, launch the Spotify app on your phone. In the app, from the bar at the bottom, select “Search.”