Set Up Your Point of Sale with Square for Restaurants
Before you begin
Once you receive your Square hardware, you can set up your point of sale with Square for Restaurants. With Square for Restaurants, rather than using your email address and password to sign in, you sign in with a device code. You can only use a device code on a single device — so if you have multiple devices for a location, you need to create a unique code for each device accessing the Restaurants POS. Once you create a device code, you can sign in and start taking orders.
You need access to your Square Dashboard to select your point of sale and create a device code, and you need your hardware in front of you to download the Square Restaurants POS app and sign in with the device code.
Step 1: Add a point of sale device and create a device code
Sign in to Square Dashboard and select Settings > Device Management.
Select Points of sale > POS devices.
Select Add a Point of Sale.
Enter a Nickname and select the Location for the device.
Select Restaurants POS as the device type and select your service style.
Select your preferred point of sale settings.
Once you select all of your settings, click Create.
Your new device code will display on your screen. You can select Send Device Code to send yourself the code via email or SMS message, select Copy to copy the device code to your clipboard, or write the device code down. You can then use this device code to sign in on your device.
Step 2: Download the app and sign in on your point of sale device
You need to download Square Restaurants POS app to your device and sign in. Select your device for specific instructions. Note: Square for Restaurants Mobile on Square Terminal and compatible Android devices requires a Square for Restaurants Plus or Premium subscription.
Learn more about getting started with Square for Restaurants from one of these Support Center articles: