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How to Accept Payments on a Tablet

With Square Reader

Get set up

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your tablet. Plug in your Square Reader. Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in.

Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

From your Checkout screen, tap Keypad to add a custom amount to the sale or tap Library to add items.

Set the Amount

Learn more about building your item library.

Complete the Sale

Confirm the total amount and then swipe the card or tap Charge to see all payment options. Note: If your tablet is being used in portrait mode (vertically), tap Review Sale > Charge. On the confirmation page, your customer can sign, add a tip and choose to receive an email or text message receipt.

Without Square Reader

Get set up

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your tablet.

Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in.

Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

From your Checkout screen, tap Keypad to add a custom amount to the sale or tap Library to add items.

Set Amount

Learn more about building your item library.

Enter the card information

Confirm the total amount and tap Charge or Review Sale > Charge.

Complete the sale.

Tap Manual Credit Card Entry, enter the card information and tap Charge. On the confirmation page, your customer can sign for their purchase, add a tip and choose to receive an email or text message receipt.

Note: When you key in a card number, the fee is 3.4% + 15¢ instead of the standard 2.65% per swipe or insert.

Invoice

Set the invoice amount

Open the Square Point of Sale app. Enter the amount you want to invoice or select items from the item library. Tap Charge or Review Sale > Charge.

Learn more about building your item library.

Set Invoice Amount

Having trouble? Learn how.

Create your invoice

Select Invoice from the list of payment options. Complete the requested information, including the email address of the invoice recipient, and add a custom message in the message field (optional).

Create Invoice

Send your invoice

When the information is complete, click Send.

Send Invoice

Track invoice payment

Once your invoice is sent, you can track whether it has been paid from your Dashboard.

Track Invoice

Enable Mastercard Audio Tone

To enable or disable the Mastercard audio tone for the Square POS app at the completion of a successful transaction with Mastercard:

  1. From the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, tap More.

  2. Tap Settings > Payment sounds.

  3. Toggle on or off Allow card network sounds.

If enabled, the tone will only be heard for inserted or tapped Mastercard debit and credit cards.

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