Swipe (Lightning) card reader
About the Swipe (Lightning) card reader
The Swipe (Lightning) card reader is a MagTek iDynamo reader configured to work with Shopify POS. It's a robust design, reliable for large volumes of card swipes.
You can use the Swipe (Lightning) card reader with:
- iPhone 5 and 5S
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPad Mini
- iPad with Retina Display.
Keep your iPad or iPhone charged
The card reader is equipped with a pass-through micro-USB port, so you can keep your iPhone or iPad connected to a power supply. We supply a micro-USB cable with the card reader for this purpose.
Install the Swipe (Lightning) card reader
To install the card reader, just attach the lightning connector to your iPad or iPhone. If you don't have an iPad stand, you can use the plastic adaptors provided with the reader to make sure it is secure.
Check that the reader is correctly plugged into your POS device and the device case is not in the way.
Make sure that you are swiping the card correctly, with the magnetic strip facing away from you.
Unplug the card reader, and then plug it into the POS device again. Check that you see a Card reader connected notification:
Try entering the credit card information manually. If this works, then there is a problem with the card reader.
If the manual entry doesn't work, force quit the Shopify POS app, turn off the iPad, and unplug the card reader. Turn the iPad back on, open the Shopify POS app, plug in the card reader, and try another test order.