Square Reader (2nd 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
Optional Dock
Optional Dock for Square Reader

Bosstab Dock for Square Reader
Keeps Square Reader in place and positioned for quick, seamless countertop payments.

Which dock is my reader compatible with?
The Bosstab Dock is compatible with all generations and versions of Square Reader. The Dock for Square Reader is only compatible with Square Reader (1st generation).

The Bosstab Dock is available at checkout or by visiting Accessories.

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

Square Reader
USB-C cable

Square Reader measurements
Square Reader measurements

Square Reader:
Height: 10 mm (0.4 in.)
Width: 66 mm (2.6 in.)
Depth: 66 mm (2.6 in.)

USB cable length: 812 mm (32 in.)


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
Learn more about payments

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.


Enhanced connectivity
Stays connected to your device automatically – so you don’t need to pair for each use.

Offline payments¹
Let customers tap or insert cards even when you’re temporarily offline for up to one hour – just reconnect to the Internet within 24 hours to upload any transactions. Additional terms apply.

Learn more about offline payments


Glossy white


Moulded plastic


56 g

Power modes

Square Reader connects to other devices wirelessly. Charge the Reader’s battery by connecting it to a power source via the included USB-C charging cable.

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.

Shop accessories for Square Reader
See all accessories you can connect to Square hardware


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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