run 2 IOS phones off of 1 tap and chip reader

New Member
2 0 0

when we are doing a market will we be able to connect 2 iphones to 1 tap and chip reader at the same time

Reply 1 (1)
Community Moderator
Community Moderator
3210 432 739


You'd need to disable one device in order to connect the reader to another as Shopify card readers can only support one connection at a time.  If there are multiple devices nearby that have attempted to pair with the reader in the past, the card reader will start jumping between being connected from one iOS device to another. The reader will pair to whichever device it's got the strongest connection to. 

In this case, it would be best to purchase two card readers to avoid connection issues and to streamline the purchasing flow for your customers. 

Trevor | Community Moderator @ Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
 - To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Shopify Blog