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Dock for the Square Reader

A home-base for your Square Reader – the Dock for Square Reader is where you can simultaneously accept payments and charge up. Visit Square Shop online to purchase a dock.

Image of the Dock for the Square contactless and chip card reader

To get started with the dock, review the steps below:

  1. Connect the dock’s USB cable to any powered USB port (e.g., mobile phone charger, computer).

  2. On the dock, pull up on the clear tab to remove the detachable piece.

  3. Insert the Square Reader making sure it’s fully connected by aligning the micro USB connectors.

  4. Put the detachable piece back to secure the reader in place.

  5. Make sure to connect your reader to your device wirelessly via Bluetooth Low Energy to start accepting payments. 

Note: The dock’s USB cord measures 1.7 metres. Extender cables aren’t officially supported, so we can’t guarantee compatibility.

If you purchase the dock through Square, you’re free to return it within 30 days of the purchase date. If your dock isn’t working properly, you can submit a warranty claim for a replacement.

Learn more about: Contactless and Chip Reader

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