Can dynamic codes be changed to static QR codes?

Created on 10 July, 2023FAQ • 1 minutes read

Dynamic QR codes and static QR codes are two different types of QR codes, each with their own characteristics and purposes. Although you cannot directly change an existing dynamic QR code to a static QR code, it is possible to create a new static QR code with the same content as the original dynamic QR code.

Static QR codes contain direct information, such as a URL, text, or contact information. Once generated, the information in the static QR code cannot be changed. If you want to update the information, you must generate a new static QR code.

Dynamic QR codes, on the other hand, contain a reference to a URL that can be changed without having to modify the QR code itself. This means you can update the destination of the QR code without generating a new code, making them suitable for marketing campaigns and tracking statistics.

If you want to convert a dynamic QR code into a static QR code, follow these steps:

  1. Determine the information (for example, URL) you want to include in the static QR code.
  2. Use a QR code generator to create a new static QR code with the desired information.
  3. Replace the original dynamic QR code with the newly generated static QR code in you marketing materials, websites, and other applications.

Keep in mind that if you switch from a dynamic QR code to a static QR code, you lose the ability to update the information without replacing the code and you can no longer track data or statistics.