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Devices Compatible with Square Contactless and Chip Card Reader

Apple iOS Compatibility & Contactless Reader

Square Reader for contactless and chip is supported on iOS devices with the following:

You can check if your specific device is supported here.

Most Apple iOS devices running the latest iOS version are compatible.

If you’re using Square Stand, you can connect the reader to your stand’s USB hardware hub to accept any payment type. Mobile devices not connected to Square Stand will connect wirelessly with the reader.

Note: iPad 2 will not connect wirelessly with the reader. If you use an iPad 2 + Square Stand, you’ll need to connect the reader to the stand’s USB hardware hub. If all three USB ports on the hub are occupied by other hardware, you’ll need to free up a port to plug in the reader, as Square doesn’t support third-party USB splitters.

Google Android Compatibility & Contactless Reader

Square Reader for contactless and chip is supported on most Android devices with the following:

  • Your Android device must be running Android 5 or higher.
  • An updated version of the Square app: Version 5 or higher for Android. Learn how to update your Square app.
  • Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy.

You can check if your specific device is supported here.

We can’t guarantee support with all Android devices at the moment, but we’re working to support as many as possible. If your device isn’t currently on this list, there’s a chance it will be supported in the future.

If you have any problems with your reader, you can return it within 30 days.

You can also view the list of supported devices with the Square magstripe and chip card readers.

If your Device Doesn’t Have a Headphone Jack

The Square contactless and chip reader pairs wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). There is no need to use a headphone jack adapter with this reader.

Learn more about: Contactless and Chip Reader

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