Square Reader

Square Reader for contactless and chip cards

The tap-and-go credit card reader built for every business.

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Made for NFC and chip

Accept contactless cards, devices with Apple Pay and Google Pay and chip cards, too.

Set up for speed

Let your customers pay securely in just a few seconds and keep your line moving quickly.

Pocket-size and powerful

Packed with a powerful battery, the reader connects wirelessly to iOS or Android devices.

Works with the free Square app

Our free point-of-sale app takes care of payments, invoices, inventory, reports and more.

Accept every way your customers want to pay.

NFC devices

Accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and other NFC-enabled smartphones and watches.

Contactless cards

Customers simply hold their contactless card near the reader to trigger payment.

Chip cards

Insert chip cards into the payments machine, then leave it in place for the duration of the sale.

Designed for every business.

See how Square Reader for contactless and chip sets you up to sell more.

Tech specs

  • White
  • Moulded plastic
  • Height: 10.1 mm
  • Width: 66.0 mm
  • Depth: 66.0 mm
  • 56g
  • Apple
  • iPhone 4s and later
  • iPad 3rd Generation and later
  • iPad mini (all models)
  • iPad Air (all models)
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • Android
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 inch
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
Payment Types
  • Contactless-enabled (NFC) cards
  • Chip-and-PIN cards
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Samsung Pay
Power modes
  • Charge the battery and connect wirelessly, or keep it charged in the Dock for Square Reader.

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Backup magnetic stripe reader included.

The Square Reader comes with a Square Reader for magnetic stripe cards. Plug it into your device to accept magnetic stripe cards without a chip for international business, or when a chip cannot be read—and never miss a payment.


Pay just 1.9% per tap, insert or swipe for Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit cards. Process $100, see $98.10 deposited into your bank account as fast as the next business day. No monthly fees, no commitments and no surprises.

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