If you’ve upgraded to newer Apple device, such as an iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, XS or XR, or the newly announced iPad Pro – or another phone without a headphone jack – you’re probably wondering if you can keep relying on Square to accept credit card payments. (Or if you need to keep an old phone with a headphone jack just to keep processing payments.)
Rest assured, iPhone users can absolutely keep selling with Square. Square sellers have options and we’re here to keep supporting you. Here’s the lowdown on how to continue taking card payments with Square and your iPhone:
Use the contactless and chip reader
Square’s Contactless and Chip Reader connects by Bluetooth LE so you don’t have to worry about not having a headset jack or messing around with adapters.
Accept Apple Pay and chip cards everywhere.
Order the Square contactless and chip reader.
Contactless payments, also known as NFC (near field communication) payments like Apple Pay are the most secure type of payment, and are extremely fast to process. Square Reader for contactless and chip costs just $59.
Use your iPhone adapter
You can also take payments using your Square Reader and the Lightning-to-audiojack adapter included with your iPhone. The Apple Lightning adapter plugs into the phone’s charging port.
However you choose to sell – and whether your phone has a headphone jack or not – Square’s got you covered.