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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 and card reader allow clients to view their total, add a tip, pay, sign, and choose a receipt.

Here are the items you'll need:

  • Apple iPad (iOS 11 or later)

  • 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)

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.

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.

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 desktop:

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 was successful, you will see a message on both your desktop and iPad. On your desktop, 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 Bluetooth in your iPad settings. Turn on the card reader and make sure it's charged. Place the card reader in close proximity 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 and complete the pairing request. 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 a message. Tap Okay.

You are now ready to use your card reader to accept payments.

After setting up your Front Desk Display, turn on Kiosk Mode on your iPad. Kiosk Mode ensures the iPad will stay locked on the Mangomint app, and it restricts users from accessing any other apps, settings, or device functionalities.

You can also complete a test transaction using your card reader to ensure you are ready to accept payments.

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