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Connect Barcode Scanners to Square Point of Sale

Learn how to connect and troubleshoot supported barcode scanners with the Square Point of Sale.

Supported Barcode Scanners

Barcode scanners are supported on iPads or selected Android devices with USB. You can view the hardware compatibility here.

  • Zebra (Symbol) LS2208

  • Zebra (Symbol) DS6707

  • Honeywell Hyperion 1300G

  • Honeywell Xenon 1900

  • Honeywell Voyager 1200G

  • Honeywell Voyager 1250G

  • Socket Mobile SocketScan S700 (Bluetooth)

  • Socket Mobile 7Ci (Bluetooth) Note: The Socket Mobile 7Ci is no longer being manufactured, but is still compatiblewith Square Point of Sale.

  • POS-Mate Wireless (Bluetooth)

Bluetooth Barcode Scanners are currently only compatible with iPads.

If you are using an Android, your device must be running Android 5.0 software and support USB OTG (On-The-Go) or host mode. You’ll need a micro USB to USB adapter to connect the scanner to your device.

Connect Your Barcode Scanner

Bluetooth Scanners

To connect your Socket Mobile Bluetooth scanner to your iPad:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth from your iPad settings.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner to navigate to the menu or the down arrow at the top of the Square Point of Sale.

  3. Tap Settings > Hardware > Barcode Scanner > Connect Bluetooth Scanner.

  4. Turn on the barcode scanner by holding the power button (small button) on the scanner until you hear two beeps (low to high).

  5. Scan the bar code below or the barcode displayed on your Square Point of Sale screen, by holding the trigger button (large button) until you hear three beeps (low to high).

    Socket Mobile 7Ci iOS pairing barcode

To connect your POS-Mate Bluetooth scanner to your iPad:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth from your iPad settings.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner to navigate to the menu or the down arrow at the top of the Square Point of Sale.

  3. Tap Settings > Hardware > Barcode Scanner > Connect Bluetooth Scanner.

  4. Turn on the barcode scanner by holding the trigger button (on the handle) of the scanner until you hear two beeps (low to high).

  5. Follow the prompts on your Square Point of Sale screen, scan the first barcode and go to the next page to scan the second barcode also shown below. Barcodes must be scanned in order and you must be on the Connect Barcode Scanner screen in your Square app.

POS-Mate - Scanner Bar Codes - SPOS - AU
  1. In Point of Sale, tap Next to connect the barcode scanner with your iPad.

  2. Wait for the scanner to pair. If nothing happens or you get an error, go back and scan both barcodes again.

  3. When the scanner pairing is successful, you will see Scanner Connected.

USB Scanners

To get set up:

  1. Open the Square app on your device.

  2. Plug your barcode scanner into the Accessory Hub of your Square Hardware or into your Android device using an on-the-go (OTG) adapter.

  3. The app will notify you an accessory has been attached.

Unpair your Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

If you’d like to connect your barcode scanner to a different iPad, you’ll need to unpair the scanner first. To do so:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings > Barcode scanners.

  2. Tap Forget next to the barcode scanner you wish to unpair.

  3. On the pop-up select Forget a second time. Now you can link your barcode scanner to a different iPad.

Troubleshoot Your Barcode Scanner

If you experience issues with your barcode scanner, try out the tips on our Barcode Troubleshooting article.