How to Accept Payments on a Tablet

Get set up

Plug in your Square Reader. Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in. Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your tablet.

Square Point of Sale app

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Set the amount

Tap the keypad icon on the right of your screen. On the keypad screen, enter the amount to be charged. If you have items in your item library, tap the specific items to add to the sale

Enter amount

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Complete the sale

Confirm the total amount and then swipe the card or tap Charge to see all payment options. On the confirmation page, your customer can sign, add a tip, and choose to receive an email or text message receipt.

Complete Sale

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

Without Square Reader

Get set up

Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in.

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

Square Point of Sale app

Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

Tap the keypad icon in the lower right of your screen (top right for Android tablets). On the keypad screen, enter the amount to be charged. If you have items in your item library, tap the specific items to add to the sale.

Enter Amount

Learn more about building your item library.

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 tablet.

Square Point of Sale App

Having trouble? Learn how.

Create your invoice

Select Invoice from the list of payment options (for Android tablets, select “Send as Invoice”). Complete the requested information, including the email address of the invoice recipient, and add a custom message in the message field (optional).

Invoice Tab

Send your invoice

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

Send Invoice

Track invoice payment

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

Track Invoice

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