How to Set Up your Front Desk Display

In this article, you will learn how to set up your iPad to be used for the Front Desk Display.

Our Front Desk Display and card reader setup use an iPad to allow your clients to view their total, tip, pay, and choose a receipt method on a client-facing screen.

Here are the items you'll need:

  • Bluetooth card reader (dock available)

  • iPad stand (short and tall versions available)

  • Apple iPad

Card readers and tablet stands can be ordered from the Mangomint Store.

Please note: iPads are not available in our store and must be purchased separately.

How to set up your Front Desk Display

On your iPad:

  • Download the Mangomint app from the App Store

  • Open the app and select Front Desk Mode

  • This will show your 4-digit pairing code.

On your Desktop:

  • Go to: Settings > Payments & Checkout > Front Desk Displays.

  • Select the Connect a Display button.

  • Select Enter pairing code.

  • Enter the pairing code as shown on your iPad and hit Continue.

  • Select the location(s) that will use this device and hit Continue.

  • If the connection was successful, you will get a message on both your desktop and iPad.

Connecting the Bluetooth card reader to your Front Desk Device

Now that you have successfully connected your Front Desk Display to your Mangomint account, it's time to connect your bluetooth card reader to your iPad.

  • On the iPad, tap on Connect a bluetooth card reader.

  • Tap on Connect a card reader.

  • Turn on the card reader and make sure it's charged. Place it in close proximity to the iPad.

  • Tap on Continue.

  • Allow both bluetooth and location access. Tap on Continue.

  • Once you see the card reader on the list, tap on "Connect"

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

  • Tap on Okay and the Back button to go back to the main screen.

  • You should be now ready to use your card reader to accept payments!

After completing this setup, we recommend turning on kiosk mode in the iPad's settings. This is to ensure that only the Mangomint app will stay open and the iPad won't lock. Learn how to enable kiosk mode.

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