Square Point of Sale is compatible with most Apple iOS and Android devices running the latest software versions.

We don’t currently support the following:

  • BlackBerry devices
  • Windows devices
  • Non-mobile devices, such as laptop and desktop computers
  • Unreleased or beta software versions for your device
  • Amazon Kindle devices

Check if your device is supported from Square’s Device Compatibility page.

Apple iOS Device Compatibility

Most Apple iOS devices are supported. Your Apple device needs to be running the latest iOS version. We currently support the following devices:

iPhone
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5S
iPhone 5C
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPad
iPad (2nd generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad (4th generation)
iPad Pro
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad mini
iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 4
iPad mini with Retina display

Note: iPad (1st generation) isn’t supported as it’s unable to upgrade to the latest version of Apple iOS.

iPod
iPod touch (5th generation and higher)

Google Android Device Compatibility

We work hard to support as many Android devices as possible! Supported Android devices have the following specifications:

  • Google Android 4.0 or higher
  • A 3.5mm headset jack with microphone (audio jack adaptors are not supported)
  • Location services enabled
  • Access to Google Play

Note: If plan to connect your Android device to supported hardware, make sure your device supports USB OTG (On-The-Go).

Supported Android Devices

Android Devices Compatible with Square's Magnetic-Stripe Reader
Samsung Galaxy S2 Yes
Samsung Galaxy S3 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note2 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Yes
Samsung Galaxy S4 Yes
Verizon Ellipsis 7 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note3 Yes
Motorola Droid RAZR Yes
Motorola Droid Ultra Yes
Samsung Nexus 10 Yes
Asus Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) Yes
Samsung Galaxy S4 Yes
Verizon Ellipsis 7 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note3 Yes
Motorola Droid RAZR Yes
Motorola Droid Ultra Yes
Samsung Galaxy S5 Yes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 7.0 Yes
HTC One Yes
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Yes
Motorola Moto G Yes
Motorola Moto E Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note4 Yes
Google Nexus 6 Yes
Motorola Moto X Yes
HTC Desire 510 Yes
HTC EVO 4G LTE Yes
HTC Droid DNA Yes
LG Optimus G Pro Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 10.1 Yes
Toshiba Excite Go Yes
Asus Memo Pad 8 Yes
LG G2 Yes
LG G3 Yes
HTC One M8 Yes
LG G Pad 7.0 Yes

If your Device Doesn’t Have a Headphone Jack

To accept magstripe-only cards, or gift cards, we recommend using the Apple Lightning to Headphone Jack adapter (included with the iPhone 7) to connect your Square magstripe reader. You might also try a third party USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapter, but please note that Square has not officially tested compatibility between the magstripe reader and other third party adapters.

Learn more about the Square Point of Sale features available on your supported device and devices with known issues.