You can use a handheld scanner with the lead capture app instead of the device's native camera. Depending on your use case, an external scanner gives you better scanning precision and a flexible workflow that doesn’t require using your mobile device to scan. Instead, scanning and data entry can be separate aspects of your workflow.
Mobile App Configuration
To use a handheld scanner with your device instead of the device’s native camera do the following:
Navigate to the menu, then Settings > Accessories > Scanners
To open the scan screen on capture, and without having to click the scan button, enable the Automatically open scanner on capture setting
Zebra DS2278 and DS8178
The Zebra DS2278, DS8178 barcode scanners are robust bluetooth scanners. They connect to the mobile app via bluetooth and do not depend on a network connection.
Step 1: Pairing & Configuration
On the iOS device navigate to Settings > Bluetooth > make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
Scan the barcode below to put the scanner into pairing mode and configure the scanner.
Wait for the scanner to appear in the list under OTHER DEVICES as shown below. The highlighted value is your scanner model number followed by your serial number. Tap it to connect.
Step 2: Keyboard (Optional)
This feature is known to slow down scanning speed. For applications using Rapid Scan, this feature may not be required. Try scanning a barcode without enabling this feature. You can always scan this barcode at a later time.
Your scanner acts as a keyboard to your iOS device. To display your keyboard on the iOS device by pulling the trigger on your scanner two consecutive times you can display/hide the keyboard. Optionally scan the barcode below to enable this feature.
If the keyboard does not appear after pulling the trigger twice then turn bluetooth on your iOS device off and back on to re-establish a connection with the scanner.
Step 1: Pairing
Download and install the Scan-To-Connect Utility. This app helps pair your scanner to your Android device.