Pairing the iCMP Card Swipe

By Caresse | Updated


The iCMP card swipe is designed for mobility, allowing you to process transactions on the go!  Before pairing the swipe to your iPad, make sure the device is fully charged.

Pairing the iCMP Card Swipe

On the iPad, open the settings application and turn on the bluetooth functionality. 

Press the power button above the micro USB post to turn on the reader.

When BT Pairing Required appears on screen, press the F1 button.

Press the F2 (down) and F3 (up) keys to select your iPad.

Press the GREEN button to find your bluetooth Pairing Pin.

Enter the PIN from card swipe device onto the iPad. Then press Done. You''ll have 1 minute to pair the reader and iPad before the PIN expires.

Under My Devices on the iPad, a device labeled "iCMP..."  will display. 


1. For any connectivity issues, try repairing the device. Follow the steps below:

  • Press the F key four times.
  • Once the BT Pairing required screen appears, follow the above guide from step 3.
  • If re-pairing the device doesn't work, select the iCMP in the Bluetooth menu and choose Forget this device.
  • Once the device is forgotten restart the iPad and the iCMP PINpad (Yellow key *+ *#).
  • Try pairing the device again.

2. If you're still experiencing connectivity issues, follow these steps:

  • Restart the iCMP PINpad (Yellow key *+ *#).
  • Enter 2634, Green F to enter the configuration.
  • Navigate to TDA, then Configuration, then Communication and select Comm. Type.
  • Select Bluetooth and press Green.
  • Press Red 3 times.
  • This prompt you to Save and reboot? Select Yes.
  • Try pairing the device again.


  • The iCMP needs to be charged frequently and will turn off when it is not in use.
  • When the device is off, use the side power button to turn it on. It should connect to the iPad automatically.
  • If your card swipe does not turn on, try charging it fully before retesting.  

Find the FreedomPay ICMP Swipe article here

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