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Which Devices are Compatible with the Square Reader?

The Square Reader allows you to accept contactless cards, wallet services on mobile devices (such as Apple Pay and Android Pay) and chip and pin cards, making it the most innovative and advanced card payment device available. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to connect wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet device, meaning you can set it up practically anywhere in your shop.

The Square Reader is compatible with most tablets and smartphones that have BLE built in. If you’ve bought a new device in the last few years, it’s more than likely to have BLE. BLE helps maintain a longer battery life, meaning more transactions through Square Reader with less frequent charging.

To make things easy, here’s a list of devices that are compatible with the Square Reader:

Apple devices compatible with the Square Reader

Most Apple devices running the latest version of iOS will work. The Square Reader is compatible with the following models:

  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad (3rd gen)
  • iPad (4th gen)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini retina
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPod touch 5th gen
  • iPod touch 6th gen
  • Apple Watch

Android devices compatible with the Square Reader

The Square Reader works with most Android devices on the market, so long as you’re running Google Android 4.4 or higher, have location services enabled and have access to your Google Play account.

The Square Reader is compatible with the following models:

  • AT&T Trek HD
  • Alcatel 9020A
  • Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • Asus Memo Pad
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Google Nexus 7
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC One
  • HTC One M8
  • LG Leon
  • LG G2
  • LG G3
  • LG G4
  • LG G5
  • LG G Pad
  • LG G Pad F
  • LG G Pad X
  • LG G Stylo
  • LG K10
  • LG MS330
  • LG Nexus 5
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • LG Optimus Fuel
  • LG Optimus F60
  • LG Optimus L70
  • LG Optimus L90
  • LG Tribute 5
  • LG Stylo 2 Plus
  • LG Volt
  • LG V10
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
  • Motorola Droid Ultra
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Motorola Moto E
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • RCA 10 Viking Pro
  • RCA Voyager ll
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (Straight Talk)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (T-Mobile 4G LTE)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 CDMA (Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Tablet (White)
  • Samsung Nexus 10
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia
  • Verizon Ellipsis
  • ZTE Zmax
  • ZTE Zmax Pro
  • ZTE Trek 2 HD

If you’re not sure whether your device is compatible with the Square Reader, head to our Compatibility Page or visit the Support Centre. Alternatively, give our local support team a call on 0800 098 8008.