Permissions Required for the Square App
In order for the Square app to function properly, certain permissions must be turned on from your mobile device. These permissions allow your device to communicate with the app and process payments.
Square App Permissions
|Permissions||Why Square Needs Access|
|Microphone||Some Square Readers use the microphone connection built into your headset jack to communicate payment card data to your device.|
|Geo-location||Square needs to know where transactions take place to reduce risk and minimize payment disputes.|
|Camera||To upload your account logo, profile images and item images.|
|Contacts||The app pulls in your contacts when you create mobile invoices.|
|Manage Calls (Android)||To connect the Square reader to your Android device.|
|Bluetooth (iOS)||To connect Bluetooth devices to the Square App on iOS.|
|Local Network (iOS)||To connect network printers to the Square App on your iOS device.|
Note: Security is very important at Square. Learn more about how Square protects your information.