Setting up your Socket Mobile Scanner for PC, Mac or iPad

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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to pair your Mobile Socket Scanner for your PC, Mac and iPad. The following models are compatible in Vend:

  • Socket Mobile 7Qi and 7Ci (discontinued by Socket)
  • Socket Mobile S700
  • Socket Mobile S740 and S760
  • Socket Mobile D740, D750 and D760
Windows PC Mac iPad

To set up your Socket Mobile scanner for PC follow the steps below:

  Important

Your PC will need to be Bluetooth compatible to pair with the Socket Mobile scanner.

1. Press and hold the small power button until the Bluetooth LED turns blue and the scanner beeps twice

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2. Your Socket barcode scanner is now powered on. For use with the PC, you'll need to ensure the scanner is set to keyboard mode. To enable keyboard mode, scan the below barcode

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  Tip

Try scanning the following barcodes directly on the screen, if it does not work, print off this page and scan it from there. These barcodes will also be in the manual that came with your socket mobile scanner.

3. Next open the Settings page by clicking the Windows icon and then the settings cog. Alternatively, you can search 'settings' in the bottom left search bar.

4. In Settings, click Devices from the list of options.

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5. Click Add Bluetooth or other device at the top of the page.

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6. Next, select Bluetooth in the Add a device screen.

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7. Your PC will search for nearby Bluetooth devices, once it finds your Socket scanner, click it to pair. 

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8. Wait a few seconds until the Socket emits a single beep to indicate that the PC has successfully paired with the scanner. Click Done in the pop up menu to finish.

9. Your scanner is paired!

For more help using the Socket Mobile Bluetooth Barcode scanner, check out Socket Mobile's user manuals here.

Enable Auto Mode

Auto Mode allows you to automatically scan a barcode without the cashier having to handle the scanner or press the scan button, simply by waving the barcode in front of the stationary scanner.

This function requires a Socket Mobile Charging Stand

  Note

The Socket Mobile 7Qi, 7Ci and S700 do not support Auto Scan mode

To enable Auto Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Pair and connect the scanner to your device prior to placing in Auto Mode. The Scanner is not discoverable when in Auto Mode and in the Stand.
  2. Scan the barcode below:
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  3. Auto Mode is now enabled. Place the scanner in the Socket Mobile Charging Stand.

  Important

When the scanner is in auto mode, it will switch to presentation trigger mode when it detects power on the cradle pins.

When the scanner is removed from the cradle it will remain in presentation trigger mode until the user presses the trigger, at which point it will switch to normal manual trigger mode.

To re-enable Auto Mode, scan the above barcode again.

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