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Connect Bar Code 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 through Square Stand, Square Terminal 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.

If you are using Square Terminal, USB connection requires Hub for Square Terminal.

  • Zebra (Symbol) LS2208

  • Zebra (Symbol) DS6707

  • Honeywell 1300G

  • Honeywell 1900G Imager

  • 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.

Bluetooth Bar Scanners are currently only compatible with iPads.

Connect Your Barcode Scanner

Bluetooth Scanners

To connect your bluetooth scanner to your iPad:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth from your iPad settings.

  2. Tap More 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 barcode 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

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 Stand or Square Terminal, 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 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. Hold the trigger button (large button) and the Power button (small button) down together until you hear 3 beeps.

  2. Release both buttons.

Troubleshoot Your Barcode Scanner

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