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Supported Hardware for Square Stand

Connect your Square Stand with a compatible iPad and recommended hardware accessories to help run your business.

Square Stand and iPad Compatibility

Square Stand is compatible with several iPad models, including the latest 10.2” iPad. Before purchasing a Square Stand, make sure you’re using a supported iPad. You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site. Once you have identified your iPad’s model, check Square’s Hardware Compatibility.

If you are not starting out with your own iPad you can purchase one along with your Square Stand from the Square Shop.

Square Stand (2nd generation) is compatible with the following iPads:

  • 9th Generation iPad (2021), 10.2” screen

  • 8th Generation iPad (2020), 10.2” screen

  • 7th Generation iPad (2019), 10.2” screen

  • iPad Air 3 (2019), 10.5” screen

  • iPad Pro 10.5” (2017)

Note: At this time, Square Stand is not currently compatible with the tenth generation iPad (2022).

Point of Sale Accessories

You can purchase compatible hardware accessories for your Square Stand on the Square Shop. Square Stand supports a variety of accessory types, including:

  • Receipt printers

  • Kitchen printers

  • Cash drawers

  • Barcode scanners

  • Scales

View a full list of compatible hardware accessories.

Supported Square Hardware for Square Stand

Square Reader for contactless and chip & PIN cards

Contactless and Chip Reader

Connecting a Square Reader for contactless and chip & PIN cards to take payments at a distance is simple. Just plug the included USB cable (or optional Dock for Square Reader) to the USB hub on the Square Stand. You can also pair the Square Reader wirelessly using a BLE (Bluetooth) connection. Once the reader connects with your Square Stand, it will automatically activate during the checkout process of your next sale.


  • Chip (EMV) card
  • Contactless cards
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Wireless
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Optional dock

Watch this video to learn how to connect the Square Stand and Reader.

Square Terminal

Square Terminal

Square Terminal is an all-in-one standalone product that can pair as a second customer-facing screen for the Square Stand. Square Terminal accepts all payment types: chip cards (EMV), contactless (NFC) cards, magnetic stripe cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Simply pair the Terminal with the Stand via wireless connection, send a sale to the terminal and allow your customer to complete the payment.


  • Magstripe Card
  • Chip (EMV) card
  • Contactless cards
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Wireless or Ethernet connection
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Second screen for distance customer use
  • Standalone point of sale when not paired with Stand
  • Receipt printer

Watch this video to learn more about connecting Square Terminal to your Stand.

Note: If using Square Terminal with Square Stand (2nd generation), we recommend disabling the Buyer-facing screen to make it easier to push payment to the Terminal. Do this by tapping More > Settings > Payment and toggling the default view to ‘All payment types.’ Learn more about identifying your Square Stand.

Purchase a Square Stand

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

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