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Square Stand Kit Setup Guide

Square Stand works with any of Square’s point-of-sale software solutions, including the Point of Sale app. 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.

  • iPad (9th generation 2021)

  • iPad (8th generation 2020)

  • iPad (7th generation 2019)

  • iPad Pro 10.5”

  • iPad Air (3rd generation 2019)

Square no longer sells or manufactures Square Stand for the following iPads, but we’ll continue to provide troubleshooting support for these Stand models:

  • iPad (6th generation 2018)

  • iPad (5th generation 2017)

  • iPad 4

  • iPad 3

  • iPad 2

  • iPad Air (4th generation)

  • iPad Air 2 (2014)

  • iPad Air (1st generation 2013)

  • iPad Pro 9.7”

Square Stand is not compatible with the following iPad models:

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad Pro 12.9”

  • iPad Pro 11”

  • iPad mini (all versions)

Included in the Kit


Let’s get set up

What You Need to Get Started

  • Internet access

  • If you purchased the optional Ethernet kitchen printer, you also need an Ethernet Internet connection (e.g. cable modem, router and Ethernet cable).

Follow these steps to assemble your kit:

Step 1. Download our free point-of-sale app

If you haven’t already, download Square Point of Sale from the App Store to your iPad.

Step 2. Connect to Wi-Fi

Connect to the Internet

Head into the Wi-Fi settings on your iPad, choose your router’s network and wait a few seconds for the signals to communicate. If you’re having trouble connecting, unplug the router’s power cord and Ethernet cable, then plug everything back in.

Step 3. Secure your iPad

Secure your iPad

Be sure your Square Stand is connected to the USB hardware hub (included) and plugged into a power outlet. Slide your iPad into Square Stand and secure it by inserting the included security pin into the headset jack.

Keep in mind, Square Stand allows you to take card payments without connecting to a power outlet. However, USB accessories are not supported in this mode.

Learn how to mount your Square Stand in our Support Centre.

Step 4. Connect what you need via USB

Connect what you need via USB

Plug your Dock for Square Reader, receipt printer and barcode scanner (optional) into the USB hardware hub that comes with your Square Stand.

Step 5. Slide in your Square Reader

Insert your Square Reader for contactless and chip into the Dock for Square Reader. The dock powers your reader.

Step 6. Set up your cash drawer

Take the interface cable (labelled CD-014A) from the cash drawer packaging. The larger end plugs into the bottom of your cash drawer, and the smaller end plugs into the DK port on the back of your receipt printer.

Your Square app is designed to automatically open the cash drawer after every cash sale. Or you can use the included manager keys to manually open the cash drawer.

Connect your cash drawer

Step 7. Connect your kitchen printer (optional)

Connect your kitchen printer

Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into your kitchen printer and the other end into another of your router’s output ports. Plug your printer into a power source, then switch on the power.

Step 8. Add paper to your printer(s)

Lift the lever on the top-right side of your printer, open it up, and rest the printer paper inside. The trick is to keep the roll underhand, leave a little slack, and then shut the top with some paper sticking out. Once you get a solid green light, it’s good to go.

Step 9. Test it out

Test it out

Open your Square Point of Sale app. Tap More from the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen.

From here, tap Settings > Hardware > Printers. From here, you’ll be able to create printer stations. Select your printer from the list and make sure to turn on Receipts, Order Tickets and/or Order Ticket Stubs.

Then tap Cash Drawers, select your cash drawer and tap Test Cash Drawer to make sure it pops open automatically.

Then tap Barcode Scanners and make sure your scanner appears in the list of connected devices. Test it by scanning a barcode.

If you need any additional assistance, read more on how to troubleshoot Square Stand.

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