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Why are there only four barcode options?
Why are there only four barcode options?
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Written by Paul Tomes
Updated over a week ago

Apple and Google wallet have selected the most prevalent and widely accepted barcodes. Note that this is not a constraint of PassKit.

If future Wallet releases support other Barcode formats, PassKit will of course support.

The barcodes that Apple and Google currently support are:

PDF417

QR Code


โ€‹Aztec

Code128 (iOS9 +)

If you urgently need to use another type of Barcode (for example, if your existing scanning equipment only works with a certain format) you may consider uploading an image of a barcode into the Pass itself (eg as a Hero Image in a Loyalty Card). Of course this means you will not be able to have another image on the pass.

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