The Square contactless + chip reader is supported on iOS and Android devices with the following:

  • The latest software version: Android 5 or above, and iOS 9 or above.
  • An updated version of the Square app: Version 4.73 or higher. Learn how to update your Square app.
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Below you’ll find a list of devices currently compatible with the contactless + chip reader. You can also check if your specific device is supported here.

If you’re using Square Stand, you can connect the reader to your stand’s USB hardware hub to accept any payment type. Mobile devices not connected to Square Stand will connect wirelessly with the reader.

Apple iOS Compatibility & Contactless Reader

Most Apple iOS devices running the latest iOS version are compatible.

Note: The reader will not connect to devices with iOS 9. You’ll need to update to iOS 9.1 or above.

We currently support:

  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad (3rd gen)
  • iPad (4th gen)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini retina
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPod touch 5th gen
  • iPod touch 6th gen

Google Android Compatibility & Contactless Reader

Your Android device must be running Android 5 or higher and have built-in Bluetooth Low Energy to work with the contactless and chip card reader. The following Android devices are supported:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • LG G Pad 7.0 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • LG G Pad 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy S4

Note: We can’t guarantee support with all Android devices at the moment, but we’re working to support as many as possible. If your device isn’t currently on this list, there’s a chance it will be supported in the future.

If you have any problems with your reader, you can return it within 30 days.

You can also view the list of supported devices with the Square Magstripe and Chip Readers.

If your Device Doesn’t Have a Headphone Jack

The Square contactless + chip reader pairs wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). There is no need to use a headphone jack adapter with this reader.