Updating to iOS 14+ on iPad will prompt you to grant the Retail POS app permissions to access Bluetooth and Local Network settings on your iPad.
If declined, this will cause your printer to no longer function. To fix this, ensure that Bluetooth and Local Network Permissions are enabled in Settings > Lightspeed Retail POS (X) on your device.
In order to set up your receipt printer with your iPad, you'll first need to make sure you have all the peripherals needed.
As it is a Bluetooth device and it does not require any cables to connect it to your iPad. The only cable you will need for your printer is the power cable.
Make sure you've got your 80mm receipt rolls ready to go. To load your receipt roll open the latch on the top right of the printer, place the roll inside, and pull the paper through before closing the lid.
Cash drawer (optional)
You may also wish to set up your cash drawer at the same time, to do this you'll need a specialized cash drawer cable. This looks similar to a phone line cable.
iPad iOS (mandatory)
Make sure that the iPad is up to date, and there are no pending updates. The Epson printer needs to establish a connection on an updated iOS. To view this, tap Settings > General > Software Update
For more information on iOS support, please click here
You'll first need to connect the printer to your iPad in Bluetooth settings. To do this:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.
2. Tap the Bluetooth option under General Settings.
3. Ensure Bluetooth is turned on.
On the Bluetooth settings page, the Bluetooth slider should be green and switched to the right. If the slider is to the left and in gray, tap again to ensure Bluetooth is on.
4. In the Bluetooth Other Devices on the iPad, tap the printer name to connect. The name of your printer should look like TM-m30_XXXXXX.
Under My Devices, the printer should show a status of Connected, confirming that the device is successfully connected.
Connect the printer in Retail POS
1. Open the Retail POS app and tap the Menu icon (☰)
2. Select Settings, followed by Hardware
3. Under Receipt printers, tap Add printer
4. Tap the blue Find button and select your Epson TM-m30II Bluetooth printer. The name of your printer should look like TM-m30_XXXXXX.
5. Enter a Name for your printer. This can be anything you choose such as “Cashier 1” or “Receipt Printer”.
6. Select one of the following receipt options:
- Standard receipt - this is a typical end-of-sale receipt.
- Secondary receipt - this is a receipt used for a specific purpose, i.e kitchen receipts; refer to our Setting up secondary receipts for Retail POS (X-Series) on iPad guide for further information
7. Under Print receipts, you can toggle on or off to: Automatically print receipts at the end of the sale. If you don't enable automatic receipt printing, you need to manually print when receipt is needed. This is set to on by default.
8. Choose the number of receipt copies you’d like to print for each sale
9. Click Save to add your printer
Perform a test print by printing a receipt from Sales history. Navigate to Sell > Sales history, click any sale to expand, and click Print receipt. If this fails to print, check that you have followed the previous steps correctly.
Once you've got the printer all set up, you can connect a cash drawer.
The cash drawer connects to your receipt printer, and is triggered to open when you finish a cash or cheque sale and the receipt is printed by the printer. A manager or admin can also manually open the cash drawer directly within Retail POS.
To set up the cash drawer, open up the Retail POS app and follow the instructions below:
1. Tap the Menu icon (☰) to open the sidebar
2. Tap Settings and choose Hardware
3. Select the printer you want to attach the cash drawer to
4. Plug the RJ12 connector cable from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.
5. On the printer settings page, toggle the Cash drawer enabled setting to On
6. Toggle the Open cash on sale setting to On