Restoring Factory default settings with Mobile Printers

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There is no quick default that can be done on Zebra Mobile Printers due to their dependence on files stored in the printer's memory.  Instead, a set of parameters can be reset by applying the appropriate command sequence.

Applies To

All Zebra Mobile Printers

Excludes: ZQ110, EM220, EM220II


Requires ability to send files/commands to the printer as well as communication with the printer via USB, Serial, Wireless, or Bluetooth.  


There isn't a single key sequence or command that restores the mobile printers parameters to their  factory default configuration.

There are however, groupings of parameters that can be defaulted by sending commands to the printer.  These groupings include wlan, ip, bluetooth, display and power.


Below are the command sequences that can be applied to default the parameters referenced above:

! U1 do "device.restore_defaults" "bluetooth"
! U1 do "device.restore_defaults" "ip"
! U1 do "device.restore_defaults" "wlan"
! U1 do "device.restore_defaults" "power"
! U1 do "device.restore_defaults" "display"

The zpl parameters can be restored to their factory defaults on the P4T series,  RW series and QLPlus series by deleting the ZPL_CFG.CFG file.  This binary file contains the zpl settings and will be recreated automatically when restarting the printer.  The newly created file will contain the binary equivelant of the factory zpl default settings.

The QLn series and the iMZ allows the ^JUF and ^JUN command to be sent to restore parameters to their factory default condition.  

Please note that the iMZ uses line print mode by default.  The command ! U1 setvar "device.languages"  command may need to be adjusted to se the iMZ back to ZPL if necessary.

! U1 setvar "device.languages" "zpl"

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