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Recommended 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, including the latest 10.2” iPad. Before purchasing a Square Stand, make sure you’re using a supported iPad. You can identify your iPad model on Apple’s Support site.

  • iPad (9th generation 2021)

  • iPad (8th generation 2020)

  • iPad (7th generation 2019)

  • iPad Pro 10.5”

  • iPad Air (3rd generation 2019)


Square no longer sells or manufactures Square Stand for the following iPads, but we’ll continue to provide troubleshooting support for these Stand models:

  • iPad (6th generation 2018)

  • iPad (5th generation 2017)

  • iPad 4

  • iPad 3

  • iPad 2

  • iPad Air (4th generation)

  • iPad Air 2 (2014)

  • iPad Air (1st generation 2013)

  • iPad Pro 9.7”


Square Stand is not compatible with the following iPad models:

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad Pro 12.9”

  • iPad Pro 11”

  • iPad mini (all versions)

Supported Hardware for Square Stand

The Square Contactless and Chip Card Reader

To accept chip cards and contactless payments, you can connect the Square contactless and chip card reader to the Square Stand.

Square Stand, cash drawer, receipt printer, and barcode scanner

Third-Party Hardware

You can add hardware accessories to your Square Stand order, or you can purchase them separately from third-party retailers. We recommend the following:

Learn how to connect Square Stand hardware accessories.

Additional Supported Hardware for Square Stand

If you’d like to use your existing hardware in place of the recommended accessories above, review this list for additional supported hardware.

Purchase a Square Stand

Order a Square Stand for your iPad and supported hardware accessories from Square’s eCommerce site.

Learn more about: Square Stand

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