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Socket Mobile CHS 7Ci Barcode Scanner is a Bluetooth wireless technology barcode scanner that allows you to scan 1D barcodes printed on labels or on device screens quickly and efficiently.

It has the following three different modes to pair your Android, Apple iOS, Mac iOS, and Windows devices:

Mode

Supported Devices

Basic Mode (Human Interface Device)

Note: This is the default mode

  • Android 4.0.3 & later

  • Apple iOS in iPod, iPhone, and iPad

  • Windows 7, 8, 10

  • Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.X Mac Books, Mac Mini, and iMac

Application Mode (Serial Port Profile)

  • Android 4.0.3 & later

  • Windows 7, 8, 10,

Application Mode (MFI-SPP)

  • Apple iOS in iPod, iPhone, and iPad

To pair the Socket Mobile CHS 7Ci Bluetooth Barcode scanner with your device, you need to connect the scanner to your computer and follow the instructions in the installation manual that came along with the scanner (click here to download the installation manual).

Android: Connect Android Device in Basic Mode (HID)

  1. Power on the scanner. Ensure that the scanner is discoverable (unpaired).

  2. Tap Home > Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Bluetooth settings.

  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth in the device is On.

  4. Scan for devices.

  5. In the list of found devices, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx].

  6. Tap Pair

    When the scanner is connected to the Android device, you can hear a beep. The scanner is ready to scan barcodes.

Apple: Connect Apple iOS Device or Mac OS Device in Basic Mode (HID)

  1. Power on the scanner. Ensure the scanner is discoverable (unpaired).

  2. Start a Bluetooth device search.

    • iOS: Tap Settings > General > Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth.

      A Bluetooth device search will begin.

    • Mac OS: Click System Preferences > Internet & Wireless > Bluetooth. In Bluetooth preferences, select the On checkbox. Click Set up New Device... A Bluetooth device search will begin.

  3. In the device list, tap CHS [xxxxxx].

  4. Tap Pair.

    The scanner connects to the Apple device.

    When the scanner is connected, you can hear a beep sound. The scanner is ready to scan barcodes.

Windows: Connect Windows PC in Basic Mode (HID)

  1. Power on the scanner. Make sure the scanner is discoverable (unpaired).

  2. Use your computer’s Bluetooth Settings to connect to the scanner.

  3. Open Devices and Printers and select Add a device.

  4. From the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx].

  5. Click Next.

  6. If a passkey is requested, enter 0000 (four zeroes).

  7. Click OK. Or Pair Now.

  8. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

Android: Connect Android Device in Application Mode (SPP)

  1. Power on the scanner.

  2. To enable SPP mode on your Android device, scan the following barcode:

  3. Make sure the Bluetooth in the device is On. Scan for devices.

  4. In the list of found devices, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx].

  5. Tap Pair.

    The scanner will connect to the Android device.

    The scanner will beep once after it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

Windows: Connect Windows PC in Application Mode (SPP)

  1. Press the small power button to power on the scanner.

  2. To enable SPP mode on your Windows device, scan the following barcode:

  3. Search for Bluetooth settings on your device.

  4. From the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx].

  5. Click Pair.

    The scanner will connect to the Windows device.

  6. The scanner will beep once after it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

Apple: Connect Apple iOS Device in Application Mode (MFI-SPP)

  1. Press the small power button to power on the scanner.

  2. To set the scanner to iOS mode, scan the following barcode (if it doesn't work directly on the screen, try scanning after printing this page). The scanner will beep thrice to confirm the mode change.

  3. On your iOS device, turn on the Bluetooth.

  4. Tap Settings and then go to the Bluetooth menu to open the Bluetooth settings.

    A Bluetooth Devices search begins.

  5. Tap Socket CHS[xxxxxx] from the list of Devices found. After a few seconds the Not Paired status will change to Connected.

    The scanner’s Blue LED blinks every 3 seconds, confirming the connection.

  6. Open the Scanner-enabled Application.

    The scanner will beep once indicating that it is connected to the appropriate application.

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