Troubleshooting: Mobile swiper not working

Problem

Your mobile swiper is not working.

Solution

There are a number of factors that may cause this issue. Review the common, iOS specific, and model-specific troubleshooting steps below.

Common troubleshooting steps:

  • If you have a case on your mobile device, this may be interfering with the connection.
    • Take off the case and try again. Ensure the swiper is properly connected to the headphone jack (or lightning port depending on the swiper model).
  • If you are swiping too quickly or too slowly, the swiper will not work.
    • Try adjusting your swiping speed.
  • The following cards are not supported cannot be processed via swipe:
    • Debit cards with EMV (chip and PIN).
  • Did the you purchase the swiper from WellnessLiving?
    • If not, then there may be firmware or encryption preventing the swiper from working. Even if the swiper bought from a third-party is the same model we sell, we cannot guarantee compatibility with any swiper not purchased directly from us.
  • Test for hardware failure – there are Magtek test apps for both iOS and Android that verify whether the swiper is functional.

iOS specific troubleshooting steps:

  • If you swipe a card and it doesn’t do anything, this could be a problem with the Elevate Staff App’s settings. Go into the app and check to ensure the app is set to the correct connection type. For example, if the swiper uses the lightning port but the Elevate settings are set to Headphone Jack, the swiper will not work. Follow these steps to check the Elevate Staff App’s settings:
    1. Tap the More tab.
    2. Under Profile, tap Card Swiper.
    3. Select Lightning Port or Headphone Jack depending on your swiper connection.
    4. Tap Confirm.
  • The Elevate Staff App might not have access to the device’s microphone. You can check this in the device’s iOS settings app > privacy > microphone.
    • If the Elevate Staff App does not have access, you must give it access and then reboot the device for this change to take effect.
  • Other apps currently in use may override Elevate’s microphone access, try disabling microphone access for other apps.

Model-specific troubleshooting steps:

  • See specific troubleshooting options for the following swipers:
    • iDynamo – for Paragon (formerly Direct Connect) customers via the lightning port (Apple devices).
    • uDynamo – for Paragon (formerly Direct Connect) customers via the headphone jack (e.g., Android devices).
    • aDynamo – for NMI customers via the headphone jack.

If you are still having trouble, email support@wellnessliving.com with a screenshot of the error message and a description of the problem.

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