Socket Mobile's SocketScan 700 Series and DuraScan Series of barcode scanners connect to your iPad via Bluetooth and allow you to scan your items wirelessly. The models below are currently supported:
SocketScan 700 Series:
Setting up one of these Socket Mobile barcode scanners involves:
- Pairing your barcode scanner with your iPad
- Testing your barcode scanner
Before you begin
Fully charge your barcode scanner for six hours before using it for the first time. To charge your barcode scanner:
- Connect one end of the Charging Connector to the Power Connector on the right-hand side of the barcode scanner.
- Connect the other end of the Charging Connector to an AC Power Supply. Connecting to a computer's USB port is not recommended.
- Connect the AC Power Supply to a power outlet.
To indicate that the barcode scanner is charging, its Battery Light at the top-left of the Scan button turns amber. Once it's fully charged, its Battery Light will turn green.
For more in-depth information on the SocketScan 700 Series and the DuraScan Series barcode scanners, please see Socket Mobile's User Guides:
- SocketScan S700 Series User Guide
- SocketScan S730 Series User Guide
- SocketScan S740 Series User Guide
- DuraScan D700 User Guide
- DuraScan D730 User Guide
- DuraScan D740 User Guide
1. Pair your barcode scanner with your iPad
- Turn on your barcode scanner by pressing and holding the power button. Its Battery Light turns on, its blue Bluetooth Light at the top-right of the Scan button starts blinking quickly and it beeps twice.
- By default, your barcode scanner is set to Basic Mode. To use your barcode scanner and keyboard at the same time in the Retail POS app, you need to set it to Application Mode. To do so, scan the barcode below directly from your iPad's screen. Your barcode scanner beeps three times to indicate that it has changed modes.
Note: If scanning your iPad screen doesn't work, you can also print and scan the barcode. If you do, however, make sure to not stretch it in the printing process as it'll make it unscannable. The barcode are also included in Socket Mobile's User Guide if you have it on hand.
- On your iPad, tap Settings > Bluetooth.
- In the Bluetooth panel, enable the Bluetooth switch.
- Under OTHER DEVICES, tap your barcode scanner. Once the pairing process is complete, your barcode scanner displayed as Connected under MY DEVICES. Its blue Bluetooth Light also turns solid.
If you're having issues pairing your barcode scanner with your iPad, try turning your iPad's Bluetooth switch off and back on. If you're still having issues, perform a factory reset.
2. Test your barcode scanner
Now that your barcode scanner is paired to your iPad, test it by scanning an item in the Retail POS app.
- Open the Retail POS app. The following message displays at the top of the screen to indicate that your barcode scanner is successfully connected to the Retail POS app:
Note: In some cases, it’s possible that your barcode scanner will appear as an Unknown Socket Scanner under Device Settings > Barcode Scanner in the Retail POS app. This does not affect your barcode scanner’s behavior. We are currently working towards a fix that will display the model of your barcode scanner correctly.
- From the main menu, tap New Sale.
- Scan an item.
Congratulations! You're now ready to scan and sell items to your customers with your barcode scanner.