Devices Compatible with Square Reader

The Square reader is supported on iOS and Android devices with the following:

  • The latest software version: Android 5 or above, and iOS 9.1 and above.
  • An updated version of the Square app: Version 4.71 or higher for iOS, and version 4.70 or higher for Android. Learn how to update your Square app.
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

We don’t currently support the following:

  • BlackBerry devices
  • Windows devices
  • Non-mobile devices, such as laptop and desktop computers
  • Unreleased or beta software versions for your device
  • Amazon Kindle devices

Apple iOS Device Compatibility

Your Apple device needs to be running the latest iOS version 9.1 or higher. We currently support the following devices:

  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad (3rd gen)
  • iPad (4th gen)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini retina
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPod touch 5th gen
  • iPod touch 6th gen

Note: iPad (1st generation) isn’t supported as it’s unable to upgrade to the latest version of Apple iOS. iPad 2 isn’t supported as it will not connect wirelessly with the Square reader.

Google Android Device Compatibility

We work hard to support as many Android devices as possible! Supported Android devices have the following specifications:

  • Google Android 5 or higher
  • A 3.5 mm headphone jack with microphone (audio jack adaptors are not supported)
  • Location services enabled
  • Access to Google Play

Confirm that your Android device meets these requirements with your phone carrier or device manufacturer.

Note: If you’d like to connect a receipt printer to print receipts, make sure your device supports USB On-The-Go or USB Host mode.

Below, you’ll find a list of the most popular supported Android devices used by Square customers.

  • AT&T Trek HD
  • Alcatel 9020A
  • Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • Asus Memo Pad
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Google Nexus 7
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC One
  • HTC One M8
  • LG Leon
  • LG G2
  • LG G3
  • LG G4
  • LG G5
  • LG G Pad
  • LG G Pad F
  • LG G Pad X
  • LG G Stylo
  • LG K10
  • LG MS330
  • LG Nexus 5
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • LG Optimus Fuel
  • LG Optimus F60
  • LG Optimus L70
  • LG Optimus L90
  • LG Tribute 5
  • LG Stylo 2 Plus
  • LG Volt
  • LG V10
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
  • Motorola Droid Ultra
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Motorola Moto E
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • RCA 10 Viking Pro
  • RCA Voyager ll
  • Samsung Galaxy Avant
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (Straight Talk)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (T-Mobile 4G LTE)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 CDMA (Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Tablet (White)
  • Samsung Nexus 10
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia
  • Verizon Ellipsis
  • ZTE Zmax
  • ZTE Zmax Pro
  • ZTE Trek 2 HD

Note: We can’t guarantee support with all Android devices at the moment, but we’re working to support as many as possible. If your device isn’t currently on this list, there’s a chance it will be supported in the future.