Which Devices are Compatible with the Square Reader?

For the most up-to-date device compatibility information, please refer to our Compatibility Page.

Square Reader allows you to accept tap-and-go cards, digital wallet services on mobile devices (such as Apple Pay and Android Pay) and chip cards, making it the most innovative and advanced card payment device we’ve released yet. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to connect wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet device, meaning you can set it up practically anywhere in your shop.

The Square Reader is compatible with most Apple or Android tablets and smartphones that have BLE built in. If you’ve bought a new device in the last few years, it’s more than likely to have BLE, which is fantastic because it helps maintain a longer battery life (meaning more transactions through Square Reader and less frequent charging!).

If you are using Square Stand, your Square Reader can also connect via USB. This can be a great solution if your business operates in an area with a lot of wireless interference such as microwave ovens, cordless phones or fluorescent lights.

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To make things easy (it’s kind of what we’re known for), here’s a list of devices that are compatible with the new Square Reader:

Compatible Apple devices

Most Apple devices running iOS 12 or above will work. Square Reader is compatible with the following models:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro 2
  • iPad Pro 3
  • iPod touch (6th generation and higher)

Compatible Android devices

Square Reader works with most Android devices on the market, so long as you’re running Google Android 5.0 or higher, have location services enabled and have access to your Google Play account.

Square Reader is compatible with the following models:

  • Asus Nexus 7 (2nd Gen)
  • HTC Desire 510
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • HTC One
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • Huawei Ascend Y320
  • Huawei Ascend Y550
  • Huawei P20 series
  • LG G Pad 7 inch
  • LG G Pad X
  • LG G3
  • LG G4
  • LG G5
  • LG Nexus 5
  • LG Nexus 9
  • Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Motorola DROID RAZR i
  • Motorola Moto E
  • Motorola Moto E4
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

For the most up-to-date device compatibility information, please refer to our Compatibility Page.

If you’re not sure whether your device is compatible with the Square Reader, head to our Compatibility Page or visit the Support Centre. Alternatively, give our Australia-based support team a call at 1800 760 137.

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