How to Connect a USB Barcode Scanner to an Android Device

If your Android smartphone or tablet supports a USB on-the-go or OTG, you can use a USB barcode scanner with the Loyverse POS app.

To use a USB scanner with Loyverse POS on an Android device, you will need a USB OTG adapter or cable. It has a female USB connector on one end and a male micro USB connector on the other.

USB OTG adapterUSB OTG cable

First, plug the USB barcode scanner into the female USB connector of an OTG adapter or a cable.

Then plug the micro-USB end of the OTG adapter or cable into the micro-USB port of your mobile device and wait for the system to recognize the scanner.

USB bacode scanner connection through USB OTG adapter

Now you can add barcodes to your items and sell items with a barcode scanner.