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Recommended Hardware for Square Stand

Connect your Square Stand with a compatible iPad and recommended hardware accessories to help run your business. Before purchasing a Square Stand, make sure you’re using a supported iPad. You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site.

If you’re not using a Square Stand, learn about other recommended hardware.

Square Stand and iPad Compatibility

Please ensure you select the correct model for your iPad when purchasing:

  • iPad (8th generation 2020)

  • iPad (7th generation 2019)

  • iPad Pro 10.5”

  • iPad Air (3rd generation 2019)

The latest versions of Square Stand are not compatible with the following iPad models:

iPad Air

  • iPad Air (1st generation 2013)

  • iPad Air 2 (2014)

  • iPad Air (4th generation)


  • iPad (6th generation 2018)

  • iPad (5th generation 2017)

  • iPad 4

  • iPad 3

  • iPad 2

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad mini (all versions)

iPad Pro

  • iPad Pro 12.9”

  • iPad Pro 11”

  • iPad Pro 9.7”

You can find out what iPad model you have in the Apple Support Centre.

Note: Square no longer sells or manufactures Square Stand for the iPad models above, but we’ll continue to provide troubleshooting support for these models.

Supported Hardware for Square Stand

The Square Contactless and Chip Card Reader

To accept chip cards and contactless payments, you can connect the Square contactless and chip card reader to the Square Stand.

Square Stand, cash drawer, receipt printer, and barcode scanner

Supported Hardware for Square Stand

You can add hardware accessories to your Square Stand, or you can purchase them separately from third-party retailers. We recommend the following:

Learn how to connect Square Stand hardware accessories.

Additional Supported Hardware for Square Stand

If you’d like to use your existing hardware in place of the recommended accessories above, review this list for additional supported hardware.

Purchase a Square Stand

Order a Square Stand for your iPad and supported hardware accessories from Square Shop.

Learn more about: Square Stand

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