How to Connect your Card Reader Directly to your iPhone or iPad

In this article, you will learn how to pair your Mangomint Pay card reader directly to an iPhone or iPad, which will allow your clients to tip, sign, and choose a receipt option using your iPhone or iPad screen. This is an ideal solution for booth renters or service providers who handle their own payments, either at the business or on the go.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Bluetooth card reader

  • Apple iPhone or iPad

Card readers can be ordered from the Mangomint store.

How to connect your card reader to your iPhone

  • On the Mangomint app, tap on the menu icon on the bottom right corner and select Card Readers.

  • Tap on Connect a Card Reader.

  • Turn on the card reader and place it next to your iPhone or iPad.

  • Tap on Continue.

  • Make sure that the device bluetooth is turned on. You will also need to enable location access in your settings.

  • The app will search for available card readers.

  • You will see a list of available card readers. In most cases, there will only be one.

Note: If you see multiple card readers, select the one that matches your card reader's serial number. The serial number is printed on the back of the card reader.

  • Tap Connect.

If your card reader needs an update, the app will automatically download the firmware update for you. Once done, restart your card reader.

  • After a successful connection, you will see this message:

Now that you have successfully paired your card reader you can start taking payments.

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