Square Reader Guide
Square Reader is your all-in-one card machine for contactless (NFC) and chip and PIN payments (including contactless devices such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, or mobile devices).
The Square Reader is universal, so one reader can be used on supported devices. You can also use the same reader to collect payments for multiple Square accounts or locations. Square readers don’t store any specific account holder or bank account information, nor do they need to be activated. If your device or reader is ever lost or stolen, rest assured that your Square account is stored securely online on our servers rather than on a specific device. Learn more via our Square Reader FAQ.
Note: Your Square Reader can be connected to one device at a time and cannot be connected to multiple devices simultaneously. Simply unpair the reader from one device to pair it with another to continue taking payments.
Once you receive your Square Reader, hardware setup only takes a few quick minutes. Learn more:
Using Your Square Reader
After you’ve set up your new Square Reader, you’ll be ready to start accepting payments.
If you have any trouble with your Square Reader, check out this article for help: