Square Reader (1st generation)

Technical Specifications

Apple and iOS compatibility

Any device running iOS 15.0 or greater, excluding iPad 2 and iPad 3

Android compatibility

Most devices running 7.0 or later.

Square Reader device compatibility
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: 32 in. (812 mm)


Chip and PIN cards
EMV chip cards

Contactless payments

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

Processing fees

2.65% for all major credit cards
0.75% + 7¢ per INTERAC chip and PIN or tap

No monthly fees or long-term commitments.
Custom rates available for businesses that process $250K+ annually.

Contact sales to talk about custom rates
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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. Square Reader supports all Square point-of-sale solutions.


Glossy white


Moulded 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, such as 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.