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Setup a Socket Mobile Barcode Scanner

How to setup a barcode scanner with your Shopwave POS

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Written by Patricia Salume
Updated over a week ago

Socket Mobile barcode scanners are easy to setup with your Shopwave POS. Here is how to do it:

1- Reset the scanner. This makes sure that it disconnects with all other iPads. First, turn on the scanner, press and hold the trigger and power buttons until you hear 3 beeps and the device turns off. 

2 - Press and hold the power button to turn the device back on.

3 - Scan the appropriate code to enter pairing mode. To use with Shopwave POS then the device needs to be in "iOS" mode, so scan this barcode...

4 - Go to you iPad settings and click bluetooth > Click the 'Socket' device in the bluetooth devices menu to connect the scanner.

5 - Restart the Shopwave POS app and the device should beep and be connected once you are logged in.

6 - Scan a barcode for one of your products and it will be added to the basket.

Scanning In Safari

To use the scanner with Shopwave Admin (for example, search for the product by scanning the barcode), in the safari browser, then the device needs to be in "HID" mode.
So follow the steps above and scan the following barcode in step 3 instead...

Then, go to the 'Products' area of Admin. Place the cursor in the search area, scan the barcode for one of your products and it will be appear on the products list. 

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