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Square Stand and Supported Hardware FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Square Stand and Supported Hardware.


Is my iPad compatible with the Square Stand?

Square Stand is compatible with several iPad models. Before purchasing a Square Stand, make sure you’re using a supported iPad. You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site.

How do I set up my Square Stand?

Learn how to set up your Square Stand.

What hardware works with Square Point of Sale?

Check which hardware works with your Square Point of Sale setup.

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.

First generation (left), second generation (right)

In this mode, the Square Stand (1st generation) will allow you to connect toSquare 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.

How do I connect my cash drawer to Square Stand?

Learn how to connect your cash drawer to your Square Stand.

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 directly on the printer itself to make sure you have the right model.

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How do I return my Square Stand?

Square Stand orders have a 30 day return policy. Click here to get started.

How do I order a Square Stand?

Order a Square Stand and supported hardware on Square Shop.


Why isn’t my Square Stand working?

Try fixing your Square Stand issues with these troubleshooting steps.

My Square Stand isn’t recognising my hardware. Is it the USB hub?

Learn how to troubleshoot your Square Stand USB connection.

Why isn’t my Square Stand charging?

Learn how to fix your Square Stand charging issues with these steps.

My receipt printer isn’t working.

Here are some tips for troubleshooting your receipt printer.

My Square Stand and related hardware aren’t working. How can I return them?

Learn how to troubleshoot or return your hardware.

How do I replace my Square Stand during the 2-year warranty?

If you’ve tried all the troubleshooting steps and are still having trouble, contact Square Support and we can help get you back to business.