Do QR Codes Expire & How Long Does QR Code Last?

Ilaha Mammadova

May 27, 2024

7 min read

Do QR Codes Expire

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Static QR codes do not expire. To make a QR code that doesn’t expire, it is necessary to use a static QR code. To manage the expiry of QR codes, it's necessary to buy any plan for QR codes, continuously monitor the payment time of the plan for QR codes, and check notifications from QR Code Creator. The reasons for the QR code to stop working include the content inside it not functioning, problems related to the appearance of the QR code, and the QR code expiring.

There is no specific expiration period for any QR code. However, static QR codes generally never expire. Static QR codes are created once, and as long as the content remains valid, they are used anytime, unlike dynamic QR codes. However, the dynamic QR code expires if the subscription plan for dynamic QR codes needs to be renewed and the payment is not made. The QR code becomes active again when the payment is made again.

Do QR Codes Expire?

Static QR codes do not expire. Static QR codes are created once information is placed inside them, and the information is not changed afterward. However, the information inside a static QR code must always be valid. For example, static QR codes do not work when scanned if the link or information inside them becomes invalid. Therefore, static QR codes don’t expire as long as the information inside remains valid.

Similarly, dynamic QR codes do not expire like static QR codes. However, the dynamic QR code becomes disabled if the payment for a dynamic QR code plan is not made. Furthermore, a dynamic QR code expires if a basic plan is purchased and the scan limit is reached. Therefore, dynamic QR codes do not expire when the payment and scan limit are monitored and ensured.

How Long Do QR Codes Last for?

Static QR codes last for a lifetime and do not expire. There is no specific duration for them to expire. A permanent QR code is created once and works if the content inside is valid. Dynamic QR codes, on the other hand, continue to function indefinitely. However, the QR code expires if the payment time for a dynamic QR code expires and the payment is not made.

Additionally, the QR code becomes disabled if the scan limit is reached in the basic plan. The QR code resumes normal operation once payment is made. Generally, dynamic QR codes do not expire if payments are made on time.

Do Dynamic QR Codes Expire?

Yes, dynamic QR codes expire. Dynamic QR codes have plans for annual payments, and if the payment deadline for a plan passes, the QR code stops functioning and expires. Similarly, the dynamic QR code expires if the scan limit in the basic plan is exceeded, but other plans do not have any scan limit. However, the dynamic QR code never expires if the payment is made on time. The payment is automatic and is processed automatically when the time comes in QR Code Creator. The QR code works again once the payment is renewed if an expiration occurs.


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Non-expiring QR Code: Static QR Codes

A static QR code is a non-expiring QR code. The content placed within a static QR code is set when created and never changes. The QR code works as long as the content is valid, and whenever it is scanned, it provides the information. It means that a static QR code never expires because it is a permanent QR code. QR codes that don't expire ensure continuous accessibility to digital content without time limitations. However, the QR code doesn’t work when scanned if the URL placed within the QR code is no longer operational or the website is not working.

Which Factors Affect QR Code Longevity?

The print quality of a QR code, the material it's printed on, the environment, and where it's placed all affect the longevity of the QR code. QR code deteriorates over time, especially with increased use, impacting its longevity if the print quality of the QR code is poor. The material on which the QR code is printed determines its longevity. For example, a QR code printed on paper becomes unusable when the paper is damaged, whereas a QR code on metal withstands long-term use. Factors such as temperature, humidity, etc., affect and damage the QR code. Therefore, paying attention to the area where the QR code is placed, and the surrounding environment is essential for prolonging its lifespan. Considering all the factors, increasing the longevity of a QR code becomes easier.

How to Make a QR Code That Doesn't Expire

To make a QR code that doesn’t expire, it is necessary to use a static QR code. QR Code Creator offers the option to create a QR code that doesn’t expire for crypto wallets and Wi-Fi solutions. Furthermore, there is a choice for static QR codes for URLs and text in bulk QR code creation. The QR code doesn’t expire and lasts a lifetime using the options when creating QR codes. The information placed within the QR code is set only once and is not changed again. The QR code works normally when scanned, and there are no expiration issues as long as the information and the URL remain valid. The dynamic QR codes operate without expiration if attention is paid to the payment plan.

How to Manage QR Code Expiration

To manage the QR code expiration, it's necessary to buy any plan for QR codes, continuously monitor the payment time of the plan for QR codes, and check notifications from QR Code Creator. QR codes expire once the trial period ends. Users must subscribe to one of the plans offered before the 7-day trial period ends to prevent it. QR Code Creator sends an email to notify the user, ensuring they know the trial's expiration before the trial period ends. The user knows when the continuous plan expires and makes the payment before the expiration time, preventing expiration from occurring.

Moreover, the QR Code Creator emails stating, "Your QR code expired” before the acquired plan's duration ends. Therefore, it's essential to check continuous notifications. The QR code doesn’t expire suddenly and always remains under control if the user continuously checks it. Running out of QR codes disrupts the seamless flow of digital information sharing. The 3 main factors that prevent QR code expiry are outlined below.

  • Purchasing one of the QR code plans.
  • Checking the payment time for QR code plans continuously.
  • Checking notifications from QR Code Creator.

Why Does the QR Code Stop Working?


The reasons for the QR code to stop working include the content inside it not functioning, problems related to the appearance of the QR code, and the QR code expiring. Here are the 5 factors that cause a QR code to stop working.

  • Deleted content: The QR code doesn’t work because the content it directs to is no longer available if the content inside the QR code has been deleted.
  • Placement: The QR code must be placed in a location and distance where it is scanned; otherwise, people are not able to scan it, leading to ineffective use of the QR code.
  • Lighting conditions: Scanning the QR code becomes problematic, and users think the QR code is not working if the lighting in the environment where the QR code is located is inadequate.
  • Print quality: Poor print quality of the QR code leads to scanning problems, resulting in the QR code not being scanned successfully.
  • Expired QR code: Scanning the QR code no longer works as intended if the QR code has expired.


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Ilaha Mammadova

As an experienced content manager, Ilaha specializes in crafting SEO-friendly content that blends creativity and strategy. With a passion for delivering high-quality, engaging content, Ilaha focuses on innovative ideas to help brands elevate their digital presence. Her dedication to excellence ensures that every piece ranks well and resonates with the target audience, making a lasting impact. In her free time, she enjoys singing a song and capturing moments through photography, adding an extra touch of creativity to everything she does.

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