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Connect the RFID scanner
Connect the RFID scanner

seventhings offers you the opportunity to scan in RFID labels. We'll show you how to connect the RFID scanner here.

Corinna Hahnefeld avatar
Written by Corinna Hahnefeld
Updated over a week ago

Scanning RFID labels has the great advantage that you do not have to hold each label individually in the camera, but can scan all labels in a room at once.

The setup of the RFID scanner differs in two ways. You can connect RFID guns to your smartphone via Bluetooth or connect them to industrial scanners as an external device. We'll show you both ways.

1. Turn on the RFID Scanner

  • Turn on the RFID scanner

  • Now press and hold the Bluetooth symbol on the left side of the scanner. This should now flash blue evenly.

2. Activate Bluetooth on the smartphone

  • Navigate to the settings of your smartphone

  • Select "Bluetooth" and activate it

  • Find the RFID scanner in the list of available devices and select it:

    • iOS:

    • Android scanner:

    • (You don't need to allow the access to your contacts and call history)

  • As soon as a connection is established, the Bluetooth icon of the RFID scanner flashes blue quickly

  • Now press the fast blue flashing Bluetooth icon of the RFID scanner to confirm the pairing

  • a confirmation sound will confirm the connection

  • The Bluetooth icon should now be solid blue


Make sure the scanner is turned on and searching for a new connection. Often there is a Bluetooth button on the scanner that you have to press to pair.
If you have problems pairing, check whether the scanner is connected to another device and unpair it if necessary.

Pairing as a Bluetooth device with the iOS smartphone:

  • open the app and go to the settings menu "Advanced", external scanner "RFID"

  • Select "Bluetooth Scanner" and the RFID scanner that was previously connected via Bluetooth will be shown in the list and you can select it

Connecting as an external scanner (e.g. RFD2000) with the industrial scanner:

  • Insert the switched-on industrial scanner into the RFID scanner

You can check whether the scanner is connected in the 123RFID app. To do this, download the app on the scanner, navigate to Settings and Reader List. Here you can connect the scanner (e.g. TC20) if this did not happen automatically.

  • Open the seventhings app and go to the settings menu scan mode

  • Select Bluetooth Scanner and the corresponding RFID scanner can be selected here.

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