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Hi iOS Developers!

 

As you may already know, a common constraint when printing to a Zebra printer from an iOS device via standard Bluetooth is that it is required to go into the device’s Settings menu and pair the printer before printing from your application.

And if another iOS device needs to print to the same printer, then the previous device needs to be unpaired through its Settings menu before the new device can pair with the printer.

 

This constant process of manual pairing and unpairing can be a cumbersome process for users that need to be able to print to a single printer with multiple iOS devices.

However, it is possible to streamline the pairing process with Zebra printers that support Bluetooth Low Energy.

 

Using Bluetooth Low Energy, your users can simply walk up to a printer with their iOS device and print from their application without having to pair the printer and device beforehand.

 

If this is something you’d be interested in, I’ve written an application note that explains more and can be found here:   

Bluetooth Low Energy Printing - iOS

 

Greg Pawlik

ISV Engineer

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