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Supported Hardware for iPads

Square Point of Sale app on an iPad is compatible with a wide variety of third-party hardware accessories. Below, you’ll find a list of supported accessories, where to purchase them and information on getting set up. When searching for and purchasing hardware, check the specific part number of a product to ensure compatibility with the Square Point of Sale app.

Receipt Printers with Ethernet Interface

Ethernet receipt printers can be used to print customer receipts, order tickets and order ticket stubs. Ethernet-interface printers are best for stationary use, and aren’t designed to be mobile.

They require heat-sensitive paper and won’t work with non-thermal receipt paper. These types of printers aren’t ideal for kitchens or high-temperature working areas.

*Compatible with 80mm/3” receipt paper.
** Supports both 80 mm and 58 mm receipt paper.

Bluetooth Receipt Printers

Bluetooth printers are mobile, and well-suited for businesses that don’t require fast or frequent printing.

Impact Kitchen Printer with Ethernet Interface

Impact printers only print order tickets for a kitchen. They’re not affected by heat and can withstand warm environments. They require heat-sensitive paper and won’t work with non-thermal receipt printer paper.

Label Printers

Printing sticky labels helps businesses like coffee shops and quick service restaurants complete orders more efficiently by automating the process of writing down each individual drink and/or food order and their modifiers. Printing labels also results in fewer human errors, and produces professional tickets for your in-person, take-away and delivery orders.

Cash Drawers

A cash drawer must be connected to a receipt printer to open automatically. Otherwise, you’ll need to manually open the drawer using the cash drawer key.

Barcode Scanner

You can also connect a compatible third-party printer to the Square Point of Sale app on an iPhone or iPod touch. Visit Supported Hardware for iPhones for a list of compatible hardware.

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