IOS 16 Barcode Scan Bug

Updated 11/15/22

IOS 16 Beta

We have a workaround fix for barcode scanning on IOS 16.
If you have upgraded to IOS 16 and can no longer scan barcodes install the beta version here:

This beta will scan "Code 39" formatted barcodes and "QR Codes" only. If you still have issues scanning barcodes send me clear photos of at least three barcode tags so that I can determine the barcode format and get it added.

This new app uses an updated scanning engine that makes scanning even quicker. Even if you are using QR codes you might want to give this app a try to see if it makes scanning any easier.

I would really appreciate all the feedback and trials users we can get!

We just discovered an IOS 16 bug that breaks barcode scanning.
If you use QR codes these work as expected and there is no impact.
As of 16.02 this bug has not been fixed but we do expect it to be fixed in an upcoming point release.
For now avoid updating to IOS 16 if you require barcode scanning.

We will update this page when the issue is resolved.

General recommendations:

  • Upgrade IOS only on a point one release (example 16.1)
  • Start or transition to using QR codes if possible