Connect supported hardware accessories to the Square Point of Sale app on your Android device. To get started, view supported hardware for Android devices.

Create a Printer Station and Connect a Printer to Your Android Device

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 devices to the same Ethernet printer, follow these steps with each Android device. You can also print copies of the same receipt to multiple printers from one device.

Note: Your printer must have an Ethernet interface. You can order swappable interfaces but be sure to request the Ethernet connection type on your printer.   

USB Receipt Printer

  1. Plug your supported USB receipt printer into a power source.
  2. Plug your printer into your Android device using a USB OTG (On-The-Go) adaptor.
  3. From the Square Point of Sale app, tap: Three Horizontal Lines
  4. Tap Settings > Printers > Create Printer Station
  5. Enter a printer station name.
  6. Tap Printer and select your USB printer. To test your printer connection, tap Test Print
  7. Toggle on Receipts, Order Tickets, and/or Order Ticket Stubs.
  8. Tap Save.

Connect a Cash Drawer to Your Android Device

There are two options for connecting a cash drawer to the Square app on your Android device:

  • Link your cash drawer directly to a supported receipt printer.
  • Connect your cash drawer directly to your Android device via a USB OTG adaptor.

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

  • Cash payments
  • Cash refunds
  • Payments entered as checks or other-tender gift cards

Connect a USB Bar Code Scanner to your Android Device

To connect a supported bar code scanner, your device must be running Android 5.0 software and you’ll need a micro USB to USB adaptor. To get set up:

  1. Open the Square app on your device.
  2. Plug the USB bar code scanner into your Android device using the adaptor.
  3. The app will notify you when an accessory has been attached. 

 

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