iPod Touch 4th gen

The fixed focus camera of the iPod Touch 4G requires a slightly different "touch" from the iPhone. Lighting is very important. Bright, even lighting with no glare spots on the barcode. Hold the camera approximately 6 inches from the barcode to be read.

A couple of different methods some of Prep & Pantry users have found to work very well - Holding the iPod Touch horizontally with the home button to the right and then placing the barcode in the upper right hand corner of the view screen. For those stubborn barcodes, try rotating the camera 90 degrees (turning from portrait to landscape) during the scan, often the camera will recognize the barcode instantly.

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