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Connect Bar Code Scanners to Square Point of Sale

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

Supported Bar Code Scanners

Bar code scanners are supported on iPads through Square Stand, Square Register or selected Android devices with USB. 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 adaptor to connect the scanner to your device.

  • Honeywell 1300G

  • Honeywell 1900G Imager

  • Honeywell Voyager 1200G

  • 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.

Bluetooth bar code scanners are currently only compatible with iPads and iPhones.

Connect Your Bar Code Scanner

Bluetooth Scanners

To connect a Socket Bluetooth scanner to your iPad or iPhone:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth from your iOS settings.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner to navigate to the menu.

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

  4. Turn on the bar code 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 bar code 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

  6. After you’ve successfully scanned the above barcode, tap Next on the dialog screen.

  7. Return to the Bluetooth settings on your iOS device, and select the Socket scanner from available devices there.

  8. Navigate back to the Square app, and observe the on-the-screen prompts to complete the pairing flow.

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) adaptor.

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

Unpair your Bluetooth Bar Code Scanner

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

  1. From the main menu, select Settings > Bar code scanners.

  2. Tap Forget next to the bar code scanner you wish to unpair.

  3. On the pop up select Forget a second time. Now you can link your bar code scanner to a different iOS device.

Troubleshoot Your Bar Code Scanner

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

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