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How do I set up my Genius Mini?

To set up your Genius Mini, do the following:

  1. Install the Genius Mini application on your mobile device
  2. Connect your Genius Mini to your mobile device
  3. Configure your POS application to work with your Genius Mini

Part 1. Install the Genius Mini application on your mobile device

Important: You must install the Genius Mini application on the same mobile device that you installed your POS application.

You can download the Genius Mini application from one of the following:
A button for the Apple App store.
A button for the Google Play store.
A button for a direct download link for the .zip file.

Part 2. Connect your Genius Mini to your mobile device

Important: Do not use the system settings on your mobile device to pair your Genius Mini with your mobile device. The Genius Mini application cannot connect to your Genius Mini if you use the system settings on your mobile device.

Bluetooth device

Note: If your mobile device is currently paired with another Bluetooth device, you must unpair the Bluetooth device before you begin.

To pair your Genius Mini with your mobile device, complete the following steps:
Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device.
Step 2. On your Genius Mini, press the power button once. The status light flashes blue, then green, and then red.

Diagram of a Bluetooth device.

Step 3. On your Genius Mini, press the power button again. The status light flashes blue.
Step 4. Open the Genius Mini application on your mobile device.
Step 5. On the home screen, tap X No Device, please select device.
Step 6. Tap Bluetooth.
Step 7. From Found devices, tap on the serial number for your Genius Mini.
– Your Genius Mini pairs with your mobile device and returns to the home screen. The upper-left corner of the home screen shows “Bluetooth reader connected”.

Audio jack device

To connect your Genius Mini to your mobile device, complete the following steps:
Step 1. Insert the audio jack connector into the audio jack port on your mobile device.

Diagram of an Audio jack device.

Step 2. Open the Genius Mini application on your mobile device.
– Your Genius Mini connects with your mobile device. The upper-left corner of the screen shows “Audio jack reader connected”.

Part 3. Configure your POS application to work with your Genius Mini

Important: If you are using a Genius Mini with Bluetooth, make sure your Genius Mini and your mobile device are in close together when configuring your POS application.

Your POS application communicates with your Genius Mini using either a static IP address or a dynamic IP address. Consult with your POS provider to determine which type of IP address you should use.
For more information about dynamic IP addresses and static IP addresses, see What is the difference between a dynamic IP address and a static IP address?.
To configure your POS, you need the following:

  • Your Merchantware credentials, including the following:

– Merchantware name
– Site ID
– Authentication key

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