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Can I use an Android tablet with the new Square Stand with USB-C connector?

No. The Square Stand (2nd generation, v2) with USB-C connector is only compatible with select iPads at this time.

  • iPad (10th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th, 5th Generation)
  • iPad Air 11-inch (M2)

Is my iPad compatible with Square Stand?

For a full list of iPad compatibility for all Square Stand models, please reference the compatibility tables in our Identify Square Stand article.

If you do not have a supported iPad model, you can purchase one with your Square Stand in the Square Shop.

How do I identify my iPad model?

You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site.

Which receipt printer is right for my Square Point of Sale setup?

The receipt printer you use with Square Point of Sale depends on the type of mobile device you’re using.

Learn which printer is right for your device. Keep in mind, you can check the exact model of any printer right on the printer itself to make sure you have the right model.


How do I set up my Square Stand?

Learn how to set up your Square Stand. If you’ve purchased a Square Stand Kit, follow our Square Stand Kit Setup Guide.

Can I connect a Square Terminal to the Square Stand?

Yes! Square Terminal can connect to an iPad using Square Stand to make accepting payments even easier across the two devices. Learn how to connect Square Terminal with Square Point of Sale.

Can I accept card payments without connecting Square Stand to a power socket?

When Square Stand (1st generation) is not plugged into a power socket, it utilises the iPad’s battery as a power source.

Square Stand – 1st and 2nd Generation

First generation (left), second generation (right)

In this mode, the Square Stand (1st generation) will allow you to connect to Square Reader via Bluetooth to accept contactless and chip and PIN payments. Note: USB accessories are not supported in this mode.

Square Stand (2nd generation) must be plugged into a power source at all times to take payment.

Learn more about accepting payments with Square Stand.


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