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Learn About the Square Appointments App

The free Square Appointments app lets you view, create, edit and accept appointments. The calendar’s intuitive design helps you organize your day at a glance – putting your calendar, client information and point of sale capability at your fingertips. The Square Appointments app is available on compatible iPhones and iPads running iOS 15 or higher.

Download and Set Up the Square Appointments App

From your compatible iOS device:

  1. Tap the App Store icon.

  2. Tap the search icon (magnifying glass) and search for Square Appointments.

  3. Tap Get next to the Square Appointments app icon and follow the prompts to complete the download.

  4. Tap the Square Appointments icon and follow the prompts to set up your app.

If you’re a staff member of a Square Appointments account holder, you can log in to the app on your own device with the email and password you use to log in online. If you don’t have access to log in, speak with your manager or the account holder.

Note: The Square Appointments app is only compatible with iPads or iPhones with devices running iOS 15 or above. Learn how to update software on an iOS device.

Accept Payments

To process payments for an appointment, simply tap Checkout on the booked appointment to navigate to the point of sale section of the Appointments app. Processing payments through a booked appointment will automatically associate services, staff and client information with the sale.

Learn more about checking out with the Appointments app.

Appointments App Overview


From your app navigation bar, tap Calendar to:

  • Swipe on screen to view a full day or change the date.

  • Tap ••• to update your booking availability, calendar view (day, week, list) or appointment attributes to show on your calendar.

  • Tap + to Create Appointment or Create Personal Event.

You’ll receive iOS notifications for any client-booked appointments, appointment requests and rescheduling requests. You won’t receive notifications for appointments you book or reschedule yourself. To manage your Square Appointments notifications, visit your online dashboard.

If you’re using the Square Appointments app on an iPad, your calendar view will include all of your staff members, so you can see all upcoming bookings at a glance. Tap the filter icon to limit your calendar view to specific staff members.


If you accept walk-in appointments or need to sell an item on the spot, the Checkout tab allows you to process client sales without a booked appointment. You can check out by appointment, by entering a custom amount on the keypad, or you can select a service or item from your Item Library.


From your app navigation bar, tap Customers to:

  • View and edit client information and their appointment history

  • Book an appointment

  • Process a new sale

  • Add a card on file

  • Send transactional or service messages to your customer. Note: This feature should not be used to send marketing communications.

Staff members will only see their own clients. Tap the + icon to add new clients individually.

Items & Services

If your business sells items in addition to services, you create and manage items directly from the app. Tap ≡ More > Items & Services to bring up all of your items, services, resources and discounts.

Online Booking

Take action such as enabling or disabling your online booking site, promote online booking to customers via text and email and enable client prepayment or No-Show Protection. You can also review your online booking site at any time.


You can create invoices or recurring series to send to your clients for items or services to pay on the spot or at a later date.


View each transaction processed through your Square account. Search for a receipt number or card to locate a transaction to issue a refund.


The Appointments app offers powerful reporting tools, such as sales and deposit summaries. View your current Square balance – filter by date, device or staff.


View your available Square balance, transfer reports and scheduled transfers.


Appointments Management

  • Business Hours: Set your timezone and manage business hours. Select a day of the week to mark your business as open and Add Additional Hours to customise hours of operation. For example, Tuesday’s business hours could be from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to include time for lunch or a shift change.
  • My Notifications: Choose your notification preferences for new or changed appointments.
  • Customer Notifications: Set up your appointment confirmation methods and reminder requests for your customers.
  • Payments & Cancellations: Configure your preferred payment option and cancellation policy (recommended).
  • Feedback & Rating: Share your feedback to our product team.
  • Import Contacts: Sync your phone contacts and add them to your Customer Directory.

Checkout Options

  • Quick amounts: Add up to three quick amount buttons to your checkout keypad to speed up your checkout experience.
  • Taxes: Create or add taxes to apply to items and services. Note: Taxes will not apply automatically to services.
  • Order tickets: Auto-assign ticket numbers or enter custom number or name.
  • Payment: Enable the payment types you accept and arrange them in the order you’d like them displayed.
  • Tipping: Allow clients to tip staff members in either percentages or whole amounts.
  • Receipt: Choose to skip the receipt screen to speed up checkout.
  • Customer management: Enable instant profiles, collect client information, or choose how to save a customer’s payment card on file.


  • Square Reader: Wirelessly pair your Square Reader or view connected hardware.
  • Printers: View, edit, or connect a printer to your device.


Use a passcode to secure the Square Appointments POS app.


  • Login Information: View the account email and location.
  • Bank account: Link or edit your bank account.
  • Transfers: View or modify your transfer schedule.

You can also configure settings for Square Gift Card, Square Invoices, Square Loyalty, Open Tickets and Time Tracking.


If you’re having trouble with the Square Appointments app, learn how to troubleshoot your Square Appointments app.

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