Learn how to connect supported receipt printers, cash drawers and barcode scanners to the Square Point of Sale app on an iOS device.

Create a Printer Station and Connect a Printer to Your iPad

To get started, make sure your printer has an Ethernet interface. What You'll need: A supported receipt printer, a standard ethernet cable and an AC power cord for the printer

Use Printer Stations to save your settings to your device and easily swap between connected printers.

Ethernet Receipt Printer

  1. Locate your wireless router with Ethernet port and make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi signal.
  2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the rear panel of the printer, and plug the other end of the cable into the wireless router’s Ethernet port.
  3. From the Square app, tap: Three Horizontal Lines
  4. Tap Settings > Printers > Create Printer Station.
  5. Enter a printer station name.
  6. Tap Printer and select your printer.
  7. Make sure the receipt printer and your device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. To test your connection, tap Test Print.
  8. Toggle on Receipts, Order Tickets and/or Order Ticket Stubs.
  9. Tap Save.

To connect multiple iPads to the same Ethernet printer, follow these steps with each iPad. You can also print copies of the same receipt to multiple printers from one iPad.

Bluetooth Printer

To connect a Bluetooth receipt printer to your iPad:

  1. From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Bluetooth > toggle the switch on.
  3. Press the iPad’s home button > tap and open the Square app.
  4. From the Square app, tap: Three Horizontal Lines
  5. Tap Settings > Hardware > Printers.
  6. Tap ‘Connect a Bluetooth Printer’ and follow the steps in the new window.

Connect Printer: Turn on printer, Navigate to bluetooth settings on iPad, select Star Micronics, enter PIN number of 1234

  1. From the Square app you’ll see confirmation the printer is connected.
  2. Tap Printer and select your USB printer. To test your printer connection, tap Test Print.
  3. Toggle on Receipts, Order Tickets, and/or Order Ticket Stubs.
  4. Tap Save.

Once your receipt printer is connected, learn more about printing customer receipts and order tickets for your kitchen.

Note: Bluetooth printers are only compatible with iPads running the latest version of Apple iOS.

Connect Cash Drawers to iPads

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. To link your cash drawer to the Square Point of Sale app on your iPad, you can connect it to a receipt printer with an Ethernet interface.

The Square Point of Sale app supports any APG Vasario Series cash drawer equipped with a MultiPRO Interface #320 (24V).

Note: Other Bluetooth receipt printers aren’t compatible at this time. Support for cash drawers is limited to iPads and not compatible with iOS smartphones.

What you'll need: Supported APG Vasario cash drawer, CD-014A Multipro interface cable

Once the cash drawer is set up, it’ll automatically open in the following scenarios:

  • Cash payments
  • Cash refunds
  • Payments entered as Other Tender
  • Each time a cash drawer session ends
  • Each time Paid In or Paid Out during a cash drawer session is selected

Connect Bluetooth Scanners to iPads

  1. Scan the barcode below to put your Bluetooth Socket Mobile 7Ci into iOS pairing mode.

    Barcode to pair scanner

  2. Visit your iPad’s Settings.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is toggled on.
  4. Tap Socket CHS from the Devices menu to pair it.

Note: While you can pair multiple Bluetooth devices to a single mobile device, you can only pair one mobile device to a Bluetooth device at a time. To pair your Bluetooth device with a different iPad, you’ll first need to unpair it.

Unpair your scanner

  1. Hold the Trigger button (large button) and the Power button (small button) down together until you hear three beeps.
  2. Release both buttons.

Follow the same steps above to pair your barcode scanner to a different iPad.