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How to Accept Payments on Mobile

With Square Reader

Get set up

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Open the Square app and sign in. Connect your Square Reader. Depending on your hardware setup, either plug in your reader or connect via bluetooth.

Learn how to download the Square Point of Sale app

Set the amount

From your Checkout screen, tap Keypad to add a custom amount to the sale or tap Library to add items. If you haven’t yet, learn more about building your item library.

Complete the sale

Tap Charge or just swipe, dip, or tap the payment method. On the confirmation page, your customer can sign if signatures are enabled, add a tip, and choose to receive an email or text message receipt.

Note: if you purchased an EMV card reader, learn how to accept payments.

Without Square Reader

Get set up

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Open the Square app and sign in.

Having trouble? Learn more about downloading the Square app.

Set the amount

Navigate to Checkout and enter the amount to be charged from the Keypad or select specific items from your Library. If you haven’t yet, learn more about building your item library.

Learn more about building your item library.

Enter the card information

Confirm the total amount and tap Charge. Select “Credit or Debit Number” or “Card” (depending on your device). Enter the card information and tap Charge.

Complete the sale

On the confirmation page, your customer can sign, add a tip, and choose to receive an email or text message receipt. If your customer isn’t present, simply tap Done Signing. You can text or email a receipt to your customer on the next screen.

Note: When you key in a card number, the fee is 3.5% + 15¢ instead of the standard 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe or dip.

Learn more about Square Pricing.

Accept Cash App Payments

Your customers can use Cash App as another form of contactless payment. During checkout, select Cash App Pay as the payment method on your Point of Sale App, then show your device screen to your customer so they can scan the QR code with their mobile device and complete the payment.

Paying with Cash App is available for both iOS and Android devices. Learn more about Cash App Pay.

Invoice

Set the invoice amount

Open the Square Point of Sale app. Enter the amount you want to invoice or select items from the item library. Tap Charge.

Learn more about building your item library.

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your phone or tablet.

Having trouble? Learn how.

Create your invoice

Select Invoice from the list of payment options. Complete the requested information, including the email address of the invoice recipient, and add a custom message in the message field (optional).

Send your invoice

Once the information is complete, tap Send. Your customer receives an emailed invoice that looks like this, and you get a copy in your inbox.

To schedule an invoice or create a series of recurring invoices, sign in to your Square Dashboard and go to the Invoices tab.

Track invoice payment

Once your invoice is sent, you can track whether it has been paid from your online Square Dashboard.

You can also download and manage your invoices from the Square Invoices app. Learn more about managing invoices with Square.

Enable Mastercard Audio Tone

To enable or disable the Mastercard audio tone for the Square POS app at the completion of a successful transaction with Mastercard:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner. 

  2. Tap Settings > Payment sounds.

  3. Toggle on or off Allow card network sounds.

If enabled, the tone will only be heard for dipped or tapped Mastercard debit and credit cards.

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