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Setting 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.

The client-facing Front Desk Display allows clients to view their total, add a tip, pay, sign, and choose a receipt.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Apple iPad (iOS 11 or later). iPads are not available in the Mangomint Store and must be purchased separately. View our iPad recommendations in our Front Desk Display Hardware Purchase Guide.

  • iPad stand (short and tall versions can be ordered from the Mangomint Store)

  • Bluetooth card reader (card reader and dock can be ordered from the Mangomint Store)

  • A device to trigger payments on the Front Desk Display, such as a computer, phone, or tablet

Before you begin:

  • Make sure your card reader is plugged in and charging.

  • Make sure your iPad has Bluetooth enabled and is connected to Wi-Fi (mobile data can be used instead of Wi-Fi).

Setting up your Front Desk Display

On your iPad, download the Mangomint app from the App Store.

Open the app and tap Front desk mode. A 4-digit pairing code is displayed.

On your computer, ensure you are logged in as an Admin user.

Go to Settings > Payments & Checkout > Front Desk Displays and select Connect a display.

Select Enter pairing code.

Enter the 4-digit pairing code shown on your iPad and select Continue.

If you have multiple locations, select the location(s) that will use this device and select Continue.

If the connection is successful, you will see a message on both your computer and iPad. On your computer, select Okay.

Connecting your Bluetooth card reader to your iPad

Once you have successfully connected your Front Desk Display to your Mangomint account, connect your Bluetooth card reader to your iPad.

On your iPad, tap Connect a bluetooth card reader.

Tap Connect a card reader.

Turn on the card reader and make sure it's charged. Place the card reader close to your iPad and tap Continue.

Tap Continue. The app will search for available card readers.

Once you see your card reader in the list, tap Connect. 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.

If your card reader needs a firmware update, the app will automatically update the firmware for you.

If the card reader connection was successful, you will see the message shown below. Tap Okay.

After setting up your Front Desk Display and connecting your card reader, enable Kiosk Mode on your iPad. Kiosk Mode ensures the iPad stays locked on the Mangomint app, and it restricts users from accessing any other apps, settings, or device functionalities.

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