Square Reader (1st generation)

Technical Specifications

Apple and iOS compatibility

Any device running iOS 15.0 or greater.

Android compatibility

Most devices running 7.0 or later.

Square Reader device compatibility
Optional Dock
Optional Dock for Square Reader

Bosstab Dock for Square Reader ($59)
Keeps Square Reader for contactless and chip in place and positioned for quick, seamless countertop payments. Compatible with all generations and versions of Square Reader for contactless and chip.

The Bosstab Dock is available at checkout or by visiting Accessories.

In the box
What's included with Square Reader

Square Reader
Micro USB Cable

Square Reader measurements

Square Reader:
Height: 0.4 in. (10 mm)
Width: 2.6 in. (66 mm)
Depth: 2.6 in. (66 mm)

USB cable length: 32in. (812 mm)


Chip cards
eftpos chip cards
EMV chip cards

Contactless payments

Contactless payments (NFC)
NFC cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

Processing fees

1.9% or 1.6% for new Square sellers.⁶ Per tap or insert.

6% + 30 cents (excluding GST). Per Afterpay transaction.

No monthly fees or long-term commitments.
We value our current sellers, contact us to discuss the best rate for you.
Custom rates available for businesses that process $250k+ annually.

Contact sales to talk about custom rates
Learn more about payments

Square Reader software options

Free, powerful software to run any business
Square has a variety of POS options to best support you and your unique business needs. Square Reader supports all Square point-of-sale solutions.


Glossy white


Moulded plastic


56 g

Power modes

Square Reader for contactless and chip connects to other devices wirelessly. Charge the Reader’s battery by connecting it to a power source via the included USB charging cable or plug it into the Square Stand USB hub.

Accessories for Square Reader

Square Reader is compatible with a wide range of third-party hardware accessories, like receipt printers and barcode scanners.

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Square Reader is covered by a one-year limited warranty. Plus, you can get free help from our customer support team, with Australia-based specialists available during business hours. Access the Square Reader guide for handy tutorial videos and common troubleshooting steps, or get in touch with our product specialists.