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:
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 is 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. Your barcode scanner will display as connected at the top of the screen. It'll also be listed on the Profile screen under Devices.
- On the Profile screen, tap New Sale.
- Scan an item that you have in your inventory.
Note: If you don't have an item in your inventory, create one on the fly. To do so, tap + > Create New Item. Then, enter a default price, scan the item's barcode into one of the IDs fields and tap Create. To be absolutely sure your barcode scanner is working, scan the item again after creating it.
You should now be able to scan items with your barcode scanner.
If the above setup doesn't work, please see Troubleshooting a Socket Mobile S700/D700 Series barcode scanner.