Can you install the POS app on a Windows 11 workstation?

aharford
Visitor
2 0 2

Can the Shopify POS app be installed on a Windows 11 Workstation?  We need to take credit cards at POS Windows Workstation.  Please suggest any workarounds to this dilemma. 

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Victor
Shopify Staff
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Hi @aharford,

 

The Shopify POS can only be installed on iOS and Android devices and therefore could not be installed on a Windows operating system. If you have a mobile device, you can install the POS app there and use it to accept in-person payments.

 

Is there a reason why you'd specifically need to use Shopify POS on a Windows Workstation?

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aharford
Visitor
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We use Windows based computers in our store, not apple or android.  I spent hours transitioning to Shopify from QB POS before this became apparent in last steps of migration. It's quite honestly unfathomable to me that Shopify does not have a Windows app.

 

Danceman1
Excursionist
30 1 8

Wonder if this would work?

 

https://ipadian.net/

Danceman1
Excursionist
30 1 8

Actually that's not a emulator - some are listed here:

 

https://www.guru99.com/best-ios-emulators-pc-windows-mac.html

Victor
Shopify Staff
2509 229 532

Hi @aharford,

 

Right, I see. Our POS device is designed for mobile devices and tablets, the vast majority of which have an iOS or Android operating system. Nonetheless, I can appreciate why this is disappointing in your situation and your feedback on this is welcomed.

 

As others have mentioned below, you could potentially use an emulator on your computer to simulate having an iOS or Android device, but this is not something supported or encouraged by Shopify.

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princessamazon
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I have tested Shopify POS on different kind of laptops. But it is only working on iOS and android device.

Princess
Victor
Shopify Staff
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Hi @princessamazon,

 

This is expected behaviour as Shopify POS is only built for iOS and Android devices, as per our Help Center. You can use the app on your mobile device or on tablets such as iPads.

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Caza
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Hi Aharfod - I am just wondering if you found a solution re shopify POS on Windows?

Victor
Shopify Staff
2509 229 532

Hi @Caza,

 

As outlined above, it is not possible to use Shopify POS on a Windows device. The app is only built for iOS and Android devices, which includes both tablets and mobile phones. You can read more about how you can use Shopify POS over on our Help Center. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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MSamir
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Yes you can setup it without any emulator you can use windows subsystem for android i will share the link to download it and its works fine but i have one issue now and working on it to solve it to also use customer viewer  to share the price with the customer cuz i use POS with 2 screens 
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