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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 (2nd generation) is compatible with 10.2” and 10.5” iPads, including:

  • iPad (9th generation 2021)

  • iPad (8th generation 2020)

  • iPad (7th generation 2019)

  • iPad Air (3rd generation 2019)

  • iPad Pro 10.5”

Not sure which iPad you have? You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site. Once you have identified your iPad's model, check Square's Hardware Compatibility.

Point of Sale Accessories

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

  • Receipt printers

  • Kitchen printers

  • Cash drawers

  • Barcode scanners

  • USB Scale

See a full list of compatible hardware accessories.

Supported Square Hardware for Square Stand

Square Reader

Contactless and Chip Card Reader

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 (Bluetooth) connection. Once the reader connects with your Square Stand, it will automatically activate during the checkout process of your next sale.


  • Accepts contactless cards and chip and PIN (EMV) cards
  • Accepts digital wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
  • Wireless connection via Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Optional dock (sold separately)

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—simply pair the Square Terminal with the Square Stand via wireless connection, send a sale to the terminal, and allow your customer to complete the payment.


  • Contactless cards, chip and PIN (EMV) cards, magstripe cards
  • Accepts mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
  • Built-in Receipt printer
  • Wireless Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection
  • Rechargeable battery via USB-C
  • Second screen for distance customer use
  • Standalone point of sale when not paired with Square Stand

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

Note: If using Square Terminal with Square Stand (2nd generation), we recommend disabling the buyer-facing screen to make it easier to push payments to the Square Terminal.

To disable, from your Square POS app, tap ≡ More > Settings > Payment and toggling the default view to ‘All payment types.’

Learn more about identifying your Square Stand.

Purchase a Square Stand

Order a Square Stand and supported hardware accessories from Square Shop — iPad sold separately. You can also purchase a Square Stand Kit.

Learn more about: Square Stand

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