Socket Mobile 1D barcode scanners

You can use the Socket Mobile S700 or CHS 7Ci barcode scanner to scan both digital and printed 1D barcodes.

Shopify POS - Socket Mobile barcode scanner

The Socket Mobile S700 and CHS 7Ci are lightweight, portable barcode scanners that connect wirelessly to Shopify POS.

Who is the 1D barcode scanner for?

You should use the Socket Mobile S700 or CHS 7Ci 1D barcode scanners if you want to add products to the Shopify POS cart quickly without browsing your catalog to find them. You can also scan the 1D barcode on a customer receipt to quickly find the order associated with that sale.

The scanner connects wirelessly to Shopify POS with Bluetooth, so you can use the scanner at markets, fairs, popup locations, or a physical store. It's charged by plugging the included charging cable or cradle into a power socket. When fully charged, the scanner's battery lasts for up to 14 hours (about 15,000 scans).

Requirements

To use this hardware with your Shopify store, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • the Shopify POS app
  • a compatible iPad that is running iOS 15 or higher, an iPhone that is running iOS 15 or higher, or a compatible Android device that is running version 10 or higher

The Shopify POS app works with devices which meet the following requirements:

Devices that work with the Shopify POS app
DeviceDescription
iPadGeneration 5 or higher running iPadOS 15 or higher
iPad Air Generation 2 or higher running iPadOS 15 or higher
iPad miniGeneration 4 or higher running iPadOS 15 or higher
iPad ProAll iPad Pro models running iPadOS 15 or higher
iPhoneiPhone 7 or higher running iOS 15 or higher
POS GoPOS Go running the latest Shopify-provided software updates
AndroidPhone or tablet running official Android version 10.0 or higher, with Google Play Services enabled

The Shopify POS app is available for only iOS and Android devices. It's not available for desktop computers.

iOS 14 permission requirements

If you update your device to iOS 14 or higher and use third-party Shopify apps, then you might need to activate Cross-Website tracking in your iOS settings. Cross-Website tracking lets third-party Shopify apps that you install in your Shopify admin stay connected in Shopify Inbox, Shopify Point of Sale, and the Shopify app.

To activate Cross-Website tracking, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Tap Shopify, Shopify POS, or Shopify Inbox.
  3. Activate Allow Cross-Website Tracking.

Where to buy the Socket Mobile 1D barcode scanner

You can buy the Socket Mobile 1D barcode scanner from the Shopify Hardware Store in supported countries.

Pair and connect your 1D barcode scanner with your iPad or iPhone

As long as the scanner remains paired with the iPad or iPhone, the scanner connects automatically whenever it's in range.

Steps:

  1. Go to your iPad or iPhone settings (not the app settings) and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
  2. Turn on the barcode scanner by holding down the power button until the scanner beeps.
  3. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings.
  4. Tap Set up hardware > Barcode scanner.
  5. When the Activate pairing mode dialog displays, scan the barcode. The scanner beeps three times when pairing mode is activated.
  6. Tap View available devices.
  7. To pair and connect the barcode scanner, tap it when it displays in the Select An Accessory dialog (you might have to wait a few moments).

If the setup isn't successful, then unpair the scanner and try again.

Pair with another iPad, iPhone, or a different Bluetooth device

You can pair your scanner with another iPad, iPhone, or Bluetooth device.

Steps:

  1. Unpair the barcode scanner.
  2. Pair your scanner with another iPad, or read the manufacturer's instructions to pair with a different Bluetooth device.

Unpair your barcode scanner

By default, your barcode scanner tries to connect to the last device that it was paired with. If you want to use your barcode scanner with a different Bluetooth device, then you need to unpair the scanner and iPad first.

Steps:

  1. Turn on your barcode scanner.
  2. Press and hold the scan button. At the same time, press and hold the power button. When you hear three beeps, release both buttons. Your barcode scanner powers off.
  3. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings.
  4. Tap Manage connected hardware.
  5. Tap the name of your connected barcode scanner.
  6. Tap Forget scanner.
  7. Go to your iPad's settings (not the app settings).
  8. Tap Bluetooth.
  9. Under MY DEVICES, tap the button beside the Socket barcode scanner.
  10. Tap Forget This Device.
  11. Tap Forget Device.

Troubleshoot the 1D barcode scanner

If you're having trouble scanning barcodes with Shopify POS and the Socket Mobile S700 or CHS 7Ci barcode scanner, then try these troubleshooting steps to fix the problem:

Check your scanner setup

  • Are you using the correct barcode scanner? The only 1D barcode scanners that Shopify POS supports are the Socket Mobile S700 and CHS 7Ci.
  • Is the scanner charged and in range of the iPad? Check that the scanner is fully charged and within range (100 meters or less).
  • What type of barcode are you scanning? This scanner works only with 1D barcodes. Make sure that you're using a supported barcode type.

Check that your scanner and iPad are paired correctly

  • Is the barcode scanner showing as Connected on the Shopify POS Hardware settings screen when the scanner is on and in range? If not, then go to your iPad's Bluetooth settings and forget the barcode scanner, and pair it with your iPad again.
  • Is the scanner showing in your iPad's Bluetooth settings? Make sure that the iPad's Bluetooth is activated and the scanner is displayed as Connected.
  • When you paired the scanner and iPad, did you scan the correct barcode in Shopify POS? The 1D barcode sets the barcode scanner to iOS mode to work with your iPad. If you didn't hear the three beeps when you scanned the barcode, or if you accidentally scanned the 2D barcode, then the scanner isn't in iOS mode. Unpair it and the iPad, and then pair them again, making sure that you scan the 1D barcode in Shopify POS and hear the three beeps before you move on to the next step.
  • Was the scanner paired with another iPad? The scanner can be paired with only one iPad at a time. Unpair the scanner and the other iPad, and then pair the scanner with the new iPad.
  • Do you have a poor Bluetooth connection? Read Apple's advice on reducing Bluetooth interference.

Check your products' barcodes

  • Does the scanner recognize any barcodes? Try scanning the barcode of a nearby item that isn't one of your store's products. If your scanner is paired correctly, then an Unrecognized barcode error displays in Shopify POS. If this error is displayed, then carry on to the next steps. If you an error doesn't display, then unpair the scanner and iPad, and pair them again.
  • Is the product visible on Shopify POS? If the product's hidden on Shopify POS, then scanning its barcode doesn't work because the app didn't load the product. If an Unrecognized barcode error displays, then check the product's availability settings in your Shopify admin.
  • Does the barcode number on the label match the product's barcode number in your Shopify admin? If there are extra zeros at the beginning or end of the number, then delete them and try again.

Trying to scan in inventory with the barcode scanner?

You can't scan in inventory with Shopify POS. The barcode scanner is for quickly adding products to the cart before checkout.

Supported barcode types

The Socket Mobile S700 and CHS 7Ci barcode scanners support the following 1D barcode types:

  • Bookland EAN
  • Chinese 2 of 5
  • Codabar (including ISBT 128 bit concatenation)
  • Code 11, Code 128
  • Code 39
  • Trioptic Code 39
  • Code 39 Full ASCII
  • Code 93
  • Discrete 2 of 5
  • GS1 DataBar (RSS)
  • GS1-128 (UCC-128/EAN-128)
  • ISBN
  • ISBT 128
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF-14)
  • MSI
  • Standard 2 of 5
  • Telepen
  • UPC/EAN (UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-13, EAN-8, UCC/EAN-128)
  • VIN

Factory reset

If the troubleshooting steps don't work and you still have trouble with the Socket Mobile S700, then you can try resetting the scanner to its factory settings.

Steps:

  1. Make sure that the scanner and iPad are unpaired.
  2. Power the barcode scanner back on.
  3. Scan the factory reset barcode from the manufacturer's user manual.
  4. Pair the scanner and iPad again.
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