Setting Up iX1600 / iX1500 / iX1400

Set up the ScanSnap so that it is ready to scan with ScanSnap Manager.

The following preparations are required before you set up the ScanSnap.

  • Check that all items are included in the package

    For details, refer to Package List for iX1600 / iX1500 / iX1400.

  • Remove the protective inner cover and tape (1) and the cardboard sheet (2) from the ScanSnap

    The following is an example of iX1600.

    Removing the Materials Used for Protection

The procedure to set up the ScanSnap is as follows:

1 Configuring the Settings of the ScanSnap

2 Downloading the Software

3 Installing the Software/Connecting the ScanSnap

4 Checking the Scanning Operation

1Configuring the Settings of the ScanSnap

  1. Connect the power cable to the power connector on the ScanSnap and the AC outlet.
    Power Cable Connection

    Use only the AC adapter and cables that are bundled with the ScanSnap. Using other adapters and cables may cause a scanner failure.

  2. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) to turn the power on.
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)

    Example: iX1600

  3. Configure the settings of the ScanSnap by following the instructions on the touch panel.

    When you are using iX1400, proceed to 2 Downloading the Software.

    Display language

    Set the display language of the touch panel, the startup mode, and a device that is used with the ScanSnap.

When the [USB Connection] screen is displayed on the touch panel, the setting procedure for the ScanSnap is complete.

Configuring the Settings Is Complete

1Downloading the Software

  1. Turn on the computer and log on as a user with Administrator privileges.
  2. Access the website "ScanSnap Installer".
  3. Download [ScanSnap Installer] and save it on your computer.

    By using the installer that you downloaded, you can install the following software programs.

    • ScanSnap Manager
    • ScanSnap Online Update
    • ScanSnap manual

    Install software applications other than the above if needed.

    For the overview for each software program, refer to Overview of the Software Related to the ScanSnap.

2Installing the Software/Connecting the ScanSnap

  1. Run the installer that you saved on your computer.
  2. Follow the instructions on the [ScanSnap Installer] window that appears.

    When you are asked whether you accept the license agreement terms, read the confirmation message and select [I agree to all terms and conditions].

  3. When [Installation complete] appears, click the [Complete] button.
  4. When the [About ScanSnap's Auto Power OFF function] window appears, read the message and click the [Next] button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the [ScanSnap - Connecting the ScanSnap] window to connect the ScanSnap to a computer.
  6. When you are using iX1600/iX1500, on the [ScanSnap wireless network setup] window, select whether to configure the wireless settings in order for the ScanSnap to be connected to a wireless LAN.

    If you want to configure the wireless settings, click [Setup now] and follow the instructions on the window that appears.

    If you do not want to configure the wireless settings, click the [Later] button. When you connect the ScanSnap to a wireless LAN later, refer to Connecting the ScanSnap via Wireless LAN (iX1600 / iX1500).

  • If there are available updates for ScanSnap Online Update on the server, you will be asked whether you accept the license agreement terms for ScanSnap Online Update.

    For details about ScanSnap Online Update, refer to the ScanSnap Online Update Help.

  • To save images created from documents that you scanned with the ScanSnap to a mobile device or a cloud service directly, you need to connect the ScanSnap to the mobile device or the ScanSnap Cloud server.

    For details, refer to Connecting the ScanSnap to a Mobile Device or the ScanSnap Cloud Server (iX1600 / iX1500 / iX1300 / iX500 / iX100).

3Checking the Scanning Operation

  1. Load a document in the ScanSnap.

    Load a document face-down and head-first with the back facing you (when loading multiple documents, the last page is on the top).

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning Documents with iX1600 / iX1500 / iX1400.

    Loading a Document

    Example: iX1600

  2. Start scanning.


    Press the [Scan] button in the home screen on the touch panel.

    Pressing the [Scan] button


    Press the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap.

    Pressing the [Scan] button

Once the Quick Menu for selecting an application to perform a particular action appears, the check process for the scanning operation is complete.

Clicking an icon on the Quick Menu allows you to save images created from documents that you scanned with the ScanSnap to your desired folder, or attach them to an e-mail.