Difficulty connecting to ZQ510 over BLE on iOS


Hi, I'm trying to connect my iOS app to a Zebra ZQ510 printer over CoreBluetooth, but not having much luck locating the printer. Looking at the sample code from https://github.com/ZebraDevs/LinkOS-iOS-Samples/tree/ZebraPrinterBLEDemo, I call scanForPeripherals( ) to locate the printer:

central.scanForPeripherals(withServices: services, options: [
CBCentralManagerScanOptionAllowDuplicatesKey : false

The callbacks for centralManager(_, didDiscover:, advertisementData:, rssi:) all differ depending on what I pass in for services in the call above, but none of them let me get to the Zebra printer.

If I set services to nil, I get a number of nameless peripherals with no way to determine which one is the printer without connecting to each peripheral individually.

If I set services like so:

I do not get a response.

I'm not sure what else I'm missing to try to find my printer. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

Steven Si
Make sure that the particular

Make sure that the particular sub-model of the ZQ510 printer has the BLE equipped and enabled. If the BLE is equipped and enabled on the ZQ510, you can use the demo (https://github.com/ZebraDevs/LinkOS-iOS-Samples/tree/ZebraPrinterBLEDemo) to test it out first before preceeding to create you own app. Use the following commands to check and enable the BLE. The printer needs a reset after issuing the commands.

// Check if BLE is equipped
! U1 getvar "bluetooth.le.controller_mode"

// Enable BLE
! U1 setvar "bluetooth.le.controller_mode" "le"
! U1 setvar "bluetooth.le.controller_mode" "both"


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