Devices Compatible with the Square Magstripe and Chip Card Readers

Square Reader is compatible with most Apple iOS and selected Android devices running the latest software versions.

We don’t currently support the following:

  • BlackBerry devices
  • Windows devices
  • Non-mobile devices, such as laptop and desktop computers
  • Unreleased or beta software versions for your device
  • Rooted devices or devices that have had their software modified
  • Amazon Kindle devices

Apple iOS Device Compatibility

Your Apple device needs to be running the latest iOS version. We currently support the following devices:

Note: iPad (1st generation) isn’t supported as it’s unable to upgrade to the latest version of Apple iOS.

If your Device Doesn’t Have a Headphone Jack

The Apple Lightning to Headphone Jack adapter included with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is compatible with Square Magstripe Card Reader and the Square Chip Card Reader.

We recommend using the Square Contactless and Chip Reader for a seamless payment experience for chip cards and contactless payments, as it connects via Bluetooth Low Energy.

Android Device Compatibility

We work hard to support as many Android devices as possible! Supported Android devices have the following specifications:

  • Google Android 5.0 or higher
  • A 3.5mm headset jack with microphone (audio jack adaptors are not supported)
  • Location services enabled
  • Access to Google Play

Confirm that your Android device meets these requirements with your phone carrier or device manufacturer.

Note: If you’d like to connect a USB receipt printer to your Android device to print receipts, make sure your device supports USB On-The-Go or USB Host mode.

Below, you’ll find a list of the most popular supported Android devices used by Square customers.

Common Android Devices Compatible with the Square Chip Card Reader

Android Device Compatible with Square Reader
HTC One X Yes
Samsung Galaxy S II Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note II Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Yes
Motorola Xoom Yes
HTC Desire Yes
Sony Xperia L Yes
Huawei Ascend Y320 Yes
Toshiba Excite 7c Yes
Samsung Nexus 10 Yes
Asus Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) Yes
Samsung Galaxy S4 Yes
Verizon Ellipsis 7 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Yes
Motorola Droid RAZR Yes
Samsung Galaxy S5 Yes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 Yes
BLU Studio 5.0C HD Yes
BLU Life View Tab Yes
Sony Xperia Z3 Yes
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Yes
Sony Xperia Z5 Yes
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Yes
Sony Xperia XA Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Yes
HTC One Yes
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Yes
Sony Xperia C Yes
Lenovo S939 Yes
EVGA Tegra Note 7 Yes
Motorola Moto G Yes
Motorola Moto E Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Yes
Motorola Nexus 6 Yes
HTC One S Yes
Sony Xperia Yes
HTC Sensation 4G Yes
Motorola Moto X Yes
Sony Xperia A Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4* (White) Yes

*The black Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is not currently supported. 

Learn more about the Square Point of Sale features available on your supported device.