Pairing Bluetooth Desktop Printer with iOS device

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Introduction:

How to pair a Star Bluetooth desktop printer (e.g. TSP650IIBTi) with an iOS device (iPad, iPhone)

 

Supported Printers: TSP650IIBTi, SP700BTi, TSP700IIBTi, TSP800IIBTi

Supported Interfaces: Bluetooth

Supported Environments: iOS devices

 

Pair TSP650IIBti with an iOS device

For Thermal Printers: Perform a self-test page on the printer. This is accomplished by pressing the feed button while turning the power on. Let go of the feed button once it starts to print.

 

For Impact Printer: Perform a self-test page on the printer. This is accomplished by pressing the feed button while turning the power on. Let go of the feed button when it makes a beep sound once.

 

Note: The BD Name is the name you will be looking for on your iOS device. The default name is “Star Micronics”.

 

On the back of the printer, hold the pair button for about 5 seconds or until the green light starts to blink and then let go.

Note: The green LED will continuously blink, which means there is 60 seconds to pair.

 

On the iPad, go to Settings.

 

Turn Bluetooth Setting ON.

 

Select the printer’s BD Name from the list. Note: Refer to the BD Name on Step 2.

 

The Bluetooth printer is now connected. On the back of the printer, the green LED light will turn blue.

Congratulations! You have successfully paired your Star Bluetooth Desktop Printer to an iOS device.

 

Testing the printer from the StarPRNT SDK

Click on the Apple App Store icon to open the Apple App Store, and then click on the search button

                   

 

Type “StarPRNT SDK” into the search bar and then click on the search button

               

 

Click on the Cloud symbol to begin downloading the StarPRNT SDK

 

Once the download is complete the cloud symbol will be replaced with an open button. Please click on the open button.

 

Once the StarPRNT SDK is open click on “Unselected State” located underneath “Destination Device”

 

A window will open please click on “Bluetooth”

 

Another window will open, and you will need to confirm the model of the printer. Please left click on your printer’s model. You will then be asked to select cash drawer open status please select High when Open.

 

You will now be returned to the application’s main page. Under printer you will see an option for sample, please click on sample.

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Please select English as a language, then 3” for paper size, and finally select EN 3” Raster Receipt

 

A sample receipt should then be printed, and you will receive a message indicating that the test was a success.

 

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