This article is a guide through the setup of a Bluetooth printer on an iPad. Note that you can only set up one Bluetooth printer with a device at a time. Network printers allow connections to multiple devices.


Bluetooth Setup:

1. Plug your printer into a power source.
2. Ensure the paper or labels are loaded properly.

  • Down from the top and under the tabs for label printers.

  • Up from the bottom, not down from the top.

3. Put the printer in pairing mode.

  • Consult the printer manual or manufacturer's website for additional information about putting your device in pairing mode.

4. On the iPad, navigate to "Settings" then "Bluetooth."
5. Select the printer from the "other devices" section.

  • If your device does not appear in this list, consult the troubleshooting section of the printer manual or manufacturer website.

6. Once the printer is paired, navigate to the Cashier app and tap the printer icon along the top of the application window.
Select the "label printer" or "receipt printer" and choose your paired printer from the list.

  • You can test these printers by navigating to the "completed sales" tab to reprint labels and receipts from previous transactions.

8. Optional: To adjust printer settings, download the printer manufacturer's app from the App Store.

  • This will require a valid Apple ID.

Network:

1. Connect your printer to power.
2. Ensure the paper or labels are correctly loaded.

  • Down from the top and under the tabs for label printers.

  • Up from the bottom, not down from the top.

3. Connect your printer to your network.

  • For LAN printers, connect the printer to your wireless router via ethernet.

  • Consult the printer manual or the manufacturer's website to connect the device to your Wi-Fi network for Wi-Fi-enabled printers.

4. Navigate to "Settings" on the iPad and then select "Wi-fi." Ensure that you are connected to the same network as the printers.
5. Navigate to the Cashier app and tap the printer icon along the top of the application window.
6. Select the "label printer" or "receipt printer" and choose your paired printer from the list.

  • You can test these printers by navigating to the "completed sales" tab to reprint labels and receipts from previous transactions.

Barcodes Hardware Support:

Flowhub partners with Barcodes for hardware purchases and support. Their services include technical support for printers, scanners, and more with the purchase of an annual support contract. If you have a yearly support contract with Barcodes or would like to set one up, Barcodes support is available every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at (877)684-6532 or by email flowhubsupport@barcodesinc.com.

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