Devices Compatible with Square Reader
Apple iOS Compatibility & Contactless Reader
Square Reader is supported on iOS devices with the following:
Devices running iOS 12 or above. Learn how to update software on an iOS device.
An updated version of the Square app: Version 5 or higher for iOS. Learn how to update your Square app.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
Most Apple iOS devices running the latest iOS version are compatible.
If you’re using Square Stand, you can connect the card reader to your stand’s USB hardware hub to accept any payment type. Mobile devices not connected to Square Stand will connect wirelessly with the card reader.
Note: iPad 2 will not connect wirelessly with the card reader. If all three USB ports on the hub are occupied by other hardware, you’ll need to free up a port to plug in the card reader, as Square doesn’t support third-party USB splitters.
Google Android Compatibility & Square Reader
Square Reader for contactless and chip and PIN is supported on most Android devices with the following:
Your Android device must be running Android 5 or higher.
An updated version of the Square app: Version 5 or higher for Android. Learn how to update your Square app.
Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy.
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.