Home>Square Stand

Supported Hardware for Square Stand

Connect your Square Stand with a compatible iPad and recommended hardware accessories to help run your business.

Square Stand and iPad Compatibility

Square Stand is compatible with several iPad models, including the latest 10.2” iPad. Before purchasing a Square Stand, make sure you’re using a supported iPad. You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site. Once you have identified your iPad’s model, enter the iPad model on Square's Hardware Compatibility page to see a list of compatible hardware.

If you are not starting out with your own iPad, you can purchase one along with your Square Stand from the Square Shop.

Square Stand (2nd generation, v2) has a USB-C iPad connector and is compatible with the following iPads:

  • iPad (10th generation)

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation)

  • iPad Air (4th and 5th Generation)

  • iPad Air 11-inch (M2)

Square Stand (2nd generation, v1) features a Lightning iPad connector and is compatible with the following iPads:

  • iPad (9th, 8th, 7th generation)

  • iPad Air (3rd generation)

  • iPad Pro 10.5” 

If you are looking for a list of supported iPads for older generations of the Square Stand, view our Identify Your Square Stand guide.

Point of Sale Accessories

You can purchase compatible hardware accessories for your Square Stand on the Square Shop. Square Stand supports a variety of accessory types, including:

  • Receipt printers

  • Kitchen printers

  • Cash drawers

  • Barcode scanners

  • Scales

View a full list of compatible hardware accessories.

Supported Square Hardware for Square Stand

Square Reader

Square Reader

Left: Square Reader (1st generation) with Dock for Square Reader (sold separately).

Right: Square Reader (2nd generation) with Bosstab Dock for Square Reader (sold separately).

Connecting a Square Reader to take payments at a distance is simple. Just plug the included USB cable (or optional Dock for Square Reader) to the USB hub on the Square Stand. You can also pair the Square Reader wirelessly using a BLE connection. Once the reader connects with your Square Stand, it will automatically activate during the checkout process of your next sale.

Features:

  • Chip (EMV) card
  • Contactless cards
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Wireless
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Optional dock

Watch this video to learn how to connect the Square Stand and Reader.

Square Terminal

Square Terminal

Square Terminal is an all-in-one standalone product that can pair as a second customer-facing screen for the Square Stand. Square Terminal accepts all payment types: chip cards (EMV), contactless (NFC) cards,magstripe cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Simply pair the Terminal with the Stand via wireless connection, send a sale to the terminal, and allow your customer to complete the payment.

Features:

  • Magstripe Card
  • Chip (EMV) card
  • Contactless cards
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Wireless or Ethernet connection
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Second screen for distance customer use
  • Standalone point of sale when not paired with Stand
  • Receipt printer

Watch this video to learn more about connecting Square Terminal to your Stand.

Note: If using Square Terminal with Square Stand (2nd generation), we recommend disabling the Buyer-facing screen to make it easier to push payment to the Terminal. Do this by tapping More > Settings > Payment and toggling the default view to ‘All payment types.’ Learn more about identifying your Square Stand.

Connect Hardware to Square Stand

Learn how to connect hardware to Square Stand in our Support Centre. Instructions include different connection types such as USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet. 

Purchase a Square Stand

Order a Square Stand for your iPad and supported hardware accessories from Square Shop.

Can't find what you need?