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Customise checkout settings for Square for Restaurants

Who is this article for?
This article is for business owners or team members updating their checkout settings and preferences on the Square Restaurants POS app.

Before you begin

Your checkout settings include turning on dark mode, taking offline payments and adding sounds when you take a payment. All your checkout settings are available on your Restaurants POS app.

Before you adjust your checkout settings, make sure you set up Square for Restaurants correctly on your point of sale device. Learn more about how to set up your point of sale with Square for Restaurants.

Enable dark mode

  1. Open your Restaurants POS app and tap Account > Settings > Checkout.

  2. Under Appearance, toggle on Use Dark Theme.

To revert to light mode, follow the same steps and toggle off Use Dark Theme.

Enable offline payments

If your internet connection becomes interrupted or temporarily unavailable, you can accept payments during an offline session and upload them once you have an internet connection again. Your Square app stores your offline payments and your payments process automatically when you reconnect your device to the internet. Learn more about how to process offline payments.

You must reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of losing internet connectivity or taking your first offline payment. Any offline payment that is not processed within 24 hours expires, and you will not receive the funds from the transaction.

To enable offline payments:

  1. Open your Restaurants POS app and tap Account > Settings > Checkout.

  2. Under General, tap Offline Mode.

  3. Toggle on Allow Offline Mode.

  4. Tap Allow Offline Mode.

Enable sounds for payments

When you enable payment sounds, a customised sound plays when your customers insert or tap a Mastercard.

  1. Open your Restaurants POS app and tap Account > Settings > Checkout.

  2. Under General, tap Payment sounds.

  3. Toggle on Allow card network sounds.

To revert to no payment sounds, follow the same steps and toggle off Allow card network sounds.

Next steps

Learn more about Square for Restaurants account settings from one of these Support Centre articles:

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