Square Reader for contactless and chip

The tap-and-pay debit and credit card reader for every business.

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Made for NFC and chip

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

INTERAC Flash® ready

Take contactless debit cards and devices with INTERAC Flash® for transactions under $100.

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.

One reader, many ways to get paid.

Tap-and-go cards

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

NFC devices

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

Chip credit cards

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

Give your Square Reader a place on your counter.

Keep Square Reader for contactless and chip charged, stabilized, and positioned for payments with the Dock for Square Reader.

Learn more about Dock for Square Reader

Designed for every business.

See how Square’s new reader 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
  • INTERAC Flash®
  • Contactless-enabled (NFC) cards
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Chip credit cards
Power modes
  • Charge the battery and connect wirelessly, or keep it charged in the Dock for Square Reader.
Backup magstripe reader included.

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


Pay just 2.65% per tap, insert or swipe for Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards, and 10¢ per transaction for INTERAC Flash® contactless debit payments. See funds deposited into your bank account as fast as the next working day. No monthly fees, no commitments and no surprises.

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