The first step is to pair the printer with your tablet.

Press the home button on your tablet and then locate your Settings icon on the home screen.

Select ‘Bluetooth’ and tap on 'Pair New Device'.

At the back of the printer press and hold in the 'PAIR' button until the green light blinks.

When you see your printer listed among available devices (it should be called Star Micronics) select it and your tablet will pair with it (if prompted for a PIN the default PIN IS 1234). Once connected the Bluetooth settings will list 'Star Micronics' among the Paired devices

The light at the back of the printer will turn solid green when the printer is connected to the tablet.

If after tapping on the Star Micronics listing in the bluetooth devices your iPad tells you that pairing has been unsuccessful you may need to reset the printer to ensure that it is not connected to any previous device. To do this turn off the printer and push a small pin or paperclip into the 'RST' button at the back of the printer as you switch it back on.

Setting Up Your Star TSP650 Inside the AirPOS POS App

Now that the printer is paired with your tablet it just needs to be configured within AirPOS. Go into your settings in the AirPOS POS app by clicking on the grey cogwheel icon at the top right of the screen. Select ‘Peripherals’ from the left navigation panel and you will see the peripherals settings screen. Next tap on the green ‘Add Printer’ button beside configured printers.

You'll see a screen like that below as AirPOS searches for all available nearby Star printers.

After a few moments any available Star printers will be listed. Tap on the 'Test Print' button to the right of 'Star Micronics Bluetooth'.

You'll see a popup requesting the printer type. Tap in the box for the pinter type and select the 'Star TSP650II' option and press the green 'Send Test Print' button.

You'll see an image of a test receipt and if the test receipt from the printer matches it press the green 'Use this printer' button to save your selections.

That is your printer configured to use with AirPOS on your tablet.


  • There are known Bluetooth connectivity issues when running the Spotify App with AirPOS. Attached Bluetooth peripherals (Card Readers, Printers, Barcode Scanners, etc) may regularly drop connection resulting in receipts not printing, drawers not kicking and aborted card transactions.
  • If there is a red error light then please check that the paper has been loaded correctly in the printer.