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    Default Barcode scanner won't work

    Does anyone else have problems with their barcode scanner? I'm using this barcode scanner:

    Barcode Scanner - Android app on AppBrain

    and also ShopSavvy and can never get them to scan barcodes. It's like they wont focus at all and the barcodes look blurry in the finder. My barcode scanners worked perfectly the first couple months I had the phone. I'm using Froyo on my DX.
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    It should be continuosly focusing until it grabs a sucessful scan.
    Check that your autofocus is working when taking close up pics.

    If it still doesn't work in either the camera or barcode app you need to do a factory reset. If it works ok in camera mode and not in barcode app a factory reset will fix it. If not contact vzw to get a replacement phone.

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    Try turning on the flash, I had the same problem until I enabled use flash for scanning
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    How close are you holding it to the barcode? Sometimes the barcode scanner doesn't work, and when that happens it's usually the case that I'm scanning the barcode too closely.
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    I used that same b/c scanner and then downloaded Google Shopper and it works better for me.
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    Okay I just realized the camera is not autofocusing. How do I turn this on? When I hold the camera up to the barcode (which has some text above it), I cannot read the text at all. It is blurry. This is the same in the barcode app and the camera app. I just did a factory reset two weeks ago.
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    Default Re: Barcode scanner won't work

    how to do the autofocusing
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    Default Re: Barcode scanner won't work

    I have the exact same problem with my Moto X. It will not focus with any of the scanners I use. It does not matter what if it is a bar code or a QR code. The phone will NOT focus no matter what I try.
    Very frustrating to say the least.
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    Default Re: Barcode scanner won't work

    I tried this app in SAMSUNG TAB 2 7"inch its NOT working.
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    Default Re: Barcode scanner won't work

    In the two QR scanner apps that i've tried the camera will go in and out of focus and will never actually read the QR code.

    In the CamScan app, which enables you to take 'photos' of documents and turn them into PDFs, the camera will go in and out of focus. When it is in focus I quickly push the button to take the photo and when I do that it attempts to focus one more time and as a result actually goes out of focus when the picture is taken.

    As I'm having problems with all three scanner apps I think there must be some problem with my Galaxy S5

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