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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.

Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

From your Checkout screen, tap Keypad to add a custom amount to the sale or tap Library to add items.

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Complete the sale

Confirm the total amount and then swipe the card or tap Charge to see all payment options. Note: If your tablet is being used in Portrait mode (vertically), tap Review Sale > Charge. On the confirmation page, your customer can sign, 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 your tablet.

Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in.

Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

From your Checkout screen, tap Keypad to add a custom amount to the sale or tap Library to add items.

Current Sale - SPOS - US 1

Learn more about building your item library.

Accept Cash App Payments

Your customers can use cash aCash App as another form of contactless payment. During checkout, select Cash App Pay as the payment method, then show the screen of your tablet 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 or Review Sale > 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.

Current Sale Invoice - SPOS - US 1

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).

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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.

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Track invoice payment

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

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. From the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, tap More.
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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