Which Devices are Compatible with the Square Contactless + Chip Reader?

Which Devices are Compatible with the Square Contactless + Chip Reader?

The new Square contactless and chip reader allows you to accept tap-and-go cards, 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 contactless and chip reader is compatible with most 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!).

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 contactless and chip reader:

Compatible Apple devices

Most Apple devices running the latest version of iOS will work. The new reader is compatible with the following models:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPod touch (5th generation and higher)

Compatible Android devices

The Square contactless and chip reader works with most Android devices on the market, so long as you’re running Google Android 4.4 or higher, have location services enabled and have access to your Google Play account.

The new reader is compatible with the following models:

  • Asus Nexus 7 (2nd Gen)
  • HTC Desire 510
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • HTC One
  • HTC One M8
  • Huawei Ascend Y320
  • LG G Pad 7 inch
  • LG G3
  • LG Nexus 4
  • LG Nexus 5
  • Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Motorola DROID RAZR i
  • Motorola Moto E
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 - white*

If you’re not sure whether your device is compatible with the new Square contactless and chip reader, head to our Compatibility Page or visit the Support Centre. Alternatively, give our local support team a call at 1800 760 137.

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