Square for Restaurants on Square Register
You are now able to use Square for Restaurants Free directly from your Square Register and take advantage of Restaurant Free features.
Sign in to Square for Restaurants on Square Register
To get started for the first time with Square for Restaurants on Square Register, simply sign in using your email and password or create a Restaurant device code from your online Square Dashboard. Then, sign in by tapping Device Code in the top corner of the Register screen. Then you can start taking payments.
If this is your first time using the Square Register and you’ve already completed setup, make sure to check for an update by tapping Utilities > Settings > General > About Register > Software Update. You must be on version 4.17 or higher to log into Square for Restaurants. Note: Square Register checks for an update every 15 minutes. If you don’t see one right away and your current version is lower than 4.17, make sure your device is connected to the internet and wait several more minutes for an update to appear.
If you have already been accepting payments on Square Register using Square Point of Sale, simply sign out of each device. Next, sign in using your email and password and select Square for Restaurants. You can also create a Restaurants device code from your online Square Dashboard to sign in, and start taking payments.
Restaurants Feature Availability on Register
Keep in mind that only Square for Restaurants Free features are available on your Register. When upgrading from Restaurants Free to Restaurants Plus or Premium plans, the paid features are currently not available on Register. But if you do upgrade, you will have access to Plus Dashboard features like Category Rollup Reports and Menu Reports.
|Feature||Square for Restaurants Free Plan (Register Compatible)||Square for Restaurants Plus Plan|
|Remote Menu and Grid Management||✔️||✔️|
|Remote Device Management||✔️||✔️|
|Shared Device Settings||✖️||✔️|
|Service Charge Reporting||✔️||✔️|
|Section Sale and Cover Reports||✖️||✔️|
|Category Rollup Reports||✖️||✔️|
|Open Checks (& Predefined Checks)||✔️||✔️|
|Item Creation on the POS||✖️||✖️|
|Device Settings on the POS||✖️||✖️|
|Auto-Gratuity (manual or always apply)||✔️||✔️|
|Auto-Gratuity (based on seating)||✖️||✔️|
|Advanced (Conversational) Modifiers||✔️||✔️|
|Table Colours Based on Time||✖️||✔️|
|Seating & Cover Counts||✖️||✔️|
|Item availability & Item Counts||✔||✔️|
|Reopen Closed Bills||✖️||✔️|
|Close of Day||✖️||✔️|
|Live Sales Report in App||✖️||✔️|
|9am-5pm, M-F Support||✔️||✔️|
|24/7 Support||(not included)||✔️|
|Free Team Management||✔️||✔️|
|Paid Team Management||Available as add-on||Included|
You can compare the features between Square POS, the Square for Restaurants Free Planand Plus Plan on the available chart for Square for Restaurants Free.