Your SumUp Solo Card Reader is loaded with features and functionalities. It’s not just an intuitive way to accept payments but also a tool to help organize your business in general. This guide aims to help you unlock your Solo’s full potential, from technical advice to operating tips.
Set up my Solo
We’ve created a handy step-by-step guide to setting up your Solo that takes you from unboxing to ready to start accepting payments. Once you’re ready, there’s also a guide on how to accept payments.
Settings and features
Tap or drag down the downward-pointing arrow at the top of your Solo’s screen. From here, you can access a variety of features and settings for your Solo.
The “About” section contains information about your Solo and SumUp profile, including your Merchant ID, the device’s serial number, and your current software version.
You can also log out of your SumUp account from here by selecting “Log out” and then hitting “Log out” again to confirm.
From here you can check your current software version and download updates to keep your Solo running at its full potential.
Here, you can change display brightness and choose how long your Solo will remain unlocked while not in use.
Click “Languages” to select your Solo’s operating language.
Toggle the Wi-Fi "On/Off" switch to "On" and connect to a Wi-Fi network to switch to a Wi-Fi connection. Switch the Wi-Fi to "Off" to re-connect to a mobile network via the unlimited data SIM card.
An internet connection is required for the Solo to process payments. For more information, including some troubleshooting tips, check out our guide on connecting your Solo to the internet.
The Solo lets you view your past transactions and check transaction statuses. You can then choose to refund transactions directly from your Solo or send receipts. It also includes the option to filter transactions by date, time and amount to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
- Tap the downward-pointing arrow at the top of the screen.
- Select “Sales history”.
- Pick a transaction from the list to view transaction details and payout details.
- Choose the relevant transaction in your "Sales history".
- Tap “Transaction successful” to view the transaction and associated options.
- Tap “Refund” at the bottom of the screen.
- Enter the refund amount and hit “Issue refund”.
- Confirm the refund by entering your SumUp password.
You’ll see a confirmation screen, simply tap the arrow button or the "x" in the top corner to return to the selected transaction.
You can enable Smart Tipping under the “Tipping” section by simply switching the toggle to “On”. Smart Tipping offers dynamic tipping options for customers to choose from based on the transaction amount or the option to add a custom tip amount.
You can charge your Solo using the included 2.0 USB type C cable or charging cradle. The Solo can continue to accept transactions while charging.
Turn off my Solo
To turn your Solo off, hold the power button for a couple of seconds until the option to shut down pops up on the screen. Tap “Shut down” again to confirm.