APPS & FEATURES
Scanning codes
APPS & FEATURES

Scanning codes

Use the Scan app to scan 1D bar codes, Data matrix codes, and QR codes.

The Scan app lets you:

  • Scan bar codes and compare prices among online retailers and find out which stores nearby sell the same product.
  • Scan codes that contain contact information, a URL to a website, an SMS message, and more. You can use the apps installed on HTC Rhyme to view, save, or send the scanned information.
  • View previously scanned codes and edit their information

To open the Scan app, from the Home screen tap > Scan.

Setting up the Scan app

When you open the Scan app for the first time, you must set up your profile and agree to its terms of use.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Scan.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the set up.
When the view finder appears, you can now start scanning codes.

Scanning a code

Scan a code printed on most surfaces or even those displayed on computers and other devices.
  1. Point HTC Rhyme at the code.
  2. Wait for HTC Rhyme to focus on the code and scan it.
  3. Depending on the information scanned, you can view prices of the same product on online stores, save the information, or more. The following are some of the items that can be scanned:
    Product information Compare prices among online retailers and find out which stores nearby sell the same product. To better locate these stores, Wi-Fi or data connection and GPS must be turned on.
    Web site View the URL on the browser.
    vCard The contact information appears as a new entry in the People app. Tap Save if you want to keep the information.
    Phone number The number appears in the Phone app. Tap Call to dial the phone number.
    SMS message The information appears as a new message in the Messages app and the phone number of the receiver is specified . Tap the text box to edit the message, and then tap Send.
    Text or other notes Press and hold the text until a menu appears. You can select and copy the text to another app.

Changing Scan settings

You can turn off sound and vibrate mode, enable the GPS, and choose the currency that will be used to display prices.
  1. From the Scan app, press MENU .
  2. Tap More > Settings.
  3. You can change the following:
    Sound Tap ON to turn the sound on or off. When activated, a sound plays when HTC Rhyme after scanning a code.
    Vibrate Tap ON to turn the vibration mode on or off. When activated, HTC Rhyme vibrates after scanning a code.
    GPS Tap ON when searching for nearby stores that sell the product. Data connection or Wi-Fi settings and GPS settings of your phone should also be turned on.
    Currency Choose the currency that will be used to display the prices of a product.
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