Best Practices for ShopKeep Apps

The point of sale system is one of the most important parts of a business. Keep ShopKeep Register and ShopKeep Pocket for iOS & Android running efficiently by updating each as needed and following the other best practices below.

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ShopKeep Register App

ShopKeep delivers new features, bug fixes, and more reliable performance with each update to our Register App. For the best possible experience, follow our directions to update your ShopKeep Register whenever a new version is released.

If you need help downloading ShopKeep, visit our Introduction to the iPad support article.

Supported Register Versions

  • The current version of ShopKeep is: v2.23.0. Read our latest release notes here.
  • If you are using v2.22.0, v2.21.0, v2.20.1, v2.20.0, v2.19.1, v2.19.0, v2.18.0, v2.17.3, v2.17.2, v2.17.0, or v2.16.0, we strongly recommend that you update the ShopKeep app soon.
  • ShopKeep no longer supports versions 2.15.0 and below. Update immediately or you may experience noticeably diminished performance.
  • Visit our Introduction to the iPad article to learn how to update ShopKeep.
  • Never delete the app unless asked by a Customer Care Advisor. You run the risk of permanently deleting register data by deleting the app or without properly deactivating your register.

    Are you running into issues while using the ShopKeep app? Check out our Troubleshooting Guide!
    Check out our FAQ for some answers to common questions that come up when using ShopKeep.

    Check Register App Version

    1. Sign in as a manager & tap the menu icon.
    2. Scroll down and press 'Overview'.
    3. Look next to 'ShopKeep Register Version'.
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    Visit our Diagnostics Screen article to learn about the other information available in this section.

    ShopKeep Pocket App

    As with the ShopKeep register app, it’s best to update ShopKeep Pocket when a new version is released to ensure that you receive the newest features and most reliable app performance.

    If you need help downloading ShopKeep Pocket, visit our ShopKeep Pocket for iOS & Android article.

    Supported Pocket Versions

  • The current version of Pocket for Android is: v4.6.0.
  • The current version of Pocket for iOS is: v4.6.0.
  • If you’re running v4.5.0, v4.4.0, v4.3.0, v4.2.0, v4.1.1, we strongly recommend that you update soon to the latest version.
  • If you’re running 3.0.9, v3.0.8, v3.0.7, v3.0.6, v3.0.4, v3.0.2, or v3.0.0, your app will no longer be supported as these versions have been deprecated.
  • ShopKeep Pocket works with iOS 8 and above.
  • Not sure what version of iOS you have? Follow the steps in the Check iPad Model / iOS Version section at the end of this article.
  • Running an old version of iOS? Visit our support article to learn how to update.
  • If you run into any issues while using ShopKeep Pocket, visit our Troubleshooting Guide for help. Have general questions related to Pocket? Visit our FAQ page.

    Check Pocket Version - iOS

    1. Open 'Settings'.
    2. Choose 'General'.
    3. Tap 'Storage & iCloud Usage'.
    4. Select 'Storage' and tap 'Manage Storage'.
    5. Find and tap on 'Pocket'.
    6. Look for the version number.

    Check Pocket Version - Android

    1. Tap the Apps icon on your home screen.
    2. Tap the Settings app.
    3. Tap 'Applications', then 'Application Manager'.
    4. Tap 'PocketAndroid'.
    5. Locate the app version below the app name.

    iPad and iOS

    ShopKeep builds for the future by utilizing the newest iPad hardware and iOS software updates. Currently, we do not support Android tablets to run the ShopKeep app. To keep your ShopKeep Register running smoothly, follow the additional recommendations below.

    Supported Models / iOS Versions

  • The ShopKeep Register app works best on an iPad (5th gen), iPad Pro, or iPad Mini 4.
  • ShopKeep operates effectively on the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Mini 2.
  • ShopKeep can run on the iPad 2/3/4 or first-gen iPad Mini, but expect to see increased performance issues, especially in high-volume settings.
  • ShopKeep is not supported on the first-gen iPad.
  • The ShopKeep Register app runs best when your iPad is updated to iOS 10 or above.
  • ShopKeep also operates effectively on iOS 9.3.5.
  • ShopKeep is not supported on iOS 9.3.4 and below.
  • Visit the Update iOS article for help updating to the latest version of iOS.
  • Having problems with your iPad? Visit this page for links to Apple support and to troubleshooting guides that deal with issues affecting your iPad and its settings.

    Check iPad Model / iOS Version

    iPad Model

    1. Remove your iPad from its stand / enclosure.
    2. Check the back for a 5 character model number beginning with the letter 'A'.
    3. Look up your model number on Apple's support site.

    iOS Version

    1. Open 'Settings'.
    2. Press 'General'.
    3. Tap 'About'.
    4. Look at the number next to 'Version'.
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    For the ShopKeep Register App to run most effectively, you should configure the following settings on your iPad. All of them can be found inside the Settings application.

    Automatic Updates

    Disable Automatic Updates to keep the iPad from installing app updates on its own. This puts you in control of when to update ShopKeep which ensures minimal disruption to your business day.

    1. Scroll down & tap iTunes & App Store.
    2. Tap to toggle 'Updates' off.


    Auto-Lock puts your iPad to sleep after a preset amount of time. Set Auto-Lock to Never so your register’s screen remains on and active throughout every transaction.

    1. Tap 'Display & Brightness'.
    2. Press 'Auto-Lock'.
    3. Choose 'Never'.

    Ask to Join Networks

    This setting helps prevent the iPad from disconnecting from your Wi-Fi and automatically joining other nearby networks. If the iPad leaves the business’s Wi-Fi, it can no longer communicate with ethernet printers or credit card readers on that network.

    1. Tap 'Wi-Fi'.
    2. At the bottom, toggle on 'Ask to Join Networks'.
      If your iPad does happen to connect to an outside network, try forgetting that network.

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