Help: Hardware

Using a Socket Mobile scanner with Instore

Instore is compatible with the Socket Mobile 7 series barcode scanners. Note that a scanner can only be attached to one iPad at a time.  If using the scanner on a computer to capture barcodes for an inventory spreadsheet, connect the scanner to the computer first.  Make sure to restore the scanner to factory settings any time you switch from one device to another.

To add the scanner to any device, whether a PC, Mac, or iPad, follow the steps below: 

  1. Turn on Scanner (Small Black Button).  You will hear 2 beeps once scanner is turned on
  2. Open Blue Tooth Preferences on your device   
  3. Search for and connect device.  Once the device is captured and the scanner recognizes it you will hear one beep
  4. Begin scanning items into google spreadsheet

To switch the scanner to a new device (for example, computer to iPad)

  1. Go to Bluetooth settings on the device it is connected to and remove the scanner (scanner will beep twice once it is removed)
  2. Hold down the large scan button and then press small power button until you hear 3 beeps to turn off the scanner
  3. Turn the scanner back on (small black button).  You’ll hear 2 beeps
  4. Scan this barcode to reset the scanner
  5. You will hear several beeps which sounds like a melody
  6. Connect the scanner to the new device following steps outlined above