Square Reader Technical Specifications

Apple and iOS compatibility

Any device running iOS 10.0 or greater, excluding iPad 2 and iPad 3

Android compatibility

Most devices running 5.0 or later.

Square Reader device compatibility
Optional Dock
Optional Dock for Square Reader

Dock for Square Reader ($39)
Keeps the Square Reader for contactless and chip & PIN cards charged and in place for quick, seamless countertop transactions.

Available at checkout or by visiting Accessories.

In the box
What’s included with Square Reader?
Square Reader in the box

Square Reader
Micro USB Cable

Square Reader measurements
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: 32 in. (812 mm)


Magnetic stripe cards* and chip cards
EMV chip cards
* with included magstripe reader

Contactless payments

Contactless payments
Contactless cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

Processing fees

2.65% for all major credit cards
10¢ per INTERAC chip & PIN or tap

No monthly fees and no long-term commitments. Custom rates available for businesses that process $250k+ in credit card sales annually.

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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. Reader supports all Square point of sale solutions.

Learn about Square Point of Sale ›
Learn about Square Appointments ›
Learn about Square for Restaurants ›
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Glossy white


Molded plastic


56 g

Power modes

Connect the reader wirelessly and charge the battery separately. Connect it to the optional Dock for Square Reader 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, scales 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. Access the Square Reader guide for handy tutorial videos and common troubleshooting steps, or get in touch with our product specialists.

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