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Supported Hardware for Square Stand

Connect your Square Stand with a compatible iPad and recommended hardware accessories to help run your business.

If you’re not using a Square Stand, learn about other recommended hardware.

Square Stand and iPad Compatibility

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.

Note: At this time, Square Stand is not currently compatible with the 10th Generation iPad (2022).

Point of Sale Accessories

You can purchase compatible hardware accessories for your Square Stand on the Square Shop. Square Stand supports a variety of accessory types, including:

  • Receipt printers

  • Kitchen printers

  • Cash drawers

  • Barcode scanners

View a full list of compatible hardware accessories.

Supported Square Hardware for Square Stand

Square Reader

Square Reader

Connecting a Square Reader for contactless and chip and PIN to take payments at a distance is simple. Just plug the included USB cable (or optional Dock for Square Reader) to the USB hub on the Square Stand. You can also pair the Square Reader wirelessly using a BLE connection. Once the reader connects with your Square Stand, it will automatically activate during the checkout process of your next sale.

Features:

  • Chip and PIN cards
  • Contactless cards
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Wireless
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Optional dock

Square Terminal

Square Terminal

Square Terminal is an all-in-one standalone product that can pair as a second customer-facing screen for the Square Stand. Square Terminal accepts all payment types: magnetic stripe cards, chip and PIN cards, contactless cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Simply pair the Terminal with the Stand via wireless connection, send a sale to the terminal and allow your customer to complete the payment.

Features:

  • Magnetic stripe cards
  • Chip and PIN cards
  • Contactless cards
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Wireless or Ethernet connection
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Second screen for distance customer use
  • Standalone point of sale when not paired with Stand
  • Receipt printer

Watch this video to learn more about connecting Square Terminal to your Stand.

Note: If using Square Terminal with Square Stand (2nd generation), we recommend disabling the Buyer-facing screen to make it easier to push payment to the Terminal. Do this by tapping More > Settings > Payment and toggling the default view to ‘All payment types’. Learn more about identifying your Square Stand.

Purchase a Square Stand

Order a Square Stand for your iPad and supported hardware accessories from Square Shop.