Your Square Terminal power adaptor has a USB-C port. While some sellers have been able to charge their Terminals with third party chargers, we recommend using the power adapter provided with your Square Terminal.
To control the brightness of Square Terminal, you can go to More > Settings > Hardware > Display from the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. Use the slider to control the brightness of your Terminal. From here, you can also adjust your Terminal’s sleep timer.
To control the volume of Square Terminal, you can go to More > Settings > Hardware > Sounds from the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. Use the slider to control the volume level of your Terminal.
Note: You cannot control the payment success beep tone at this time.
Square Terminal does not have a browser. This means that you cannot use Square Terminal to check emails, access search engines (e.g. Google), or browse any other websites that are not within Square’s domain.
One of the benefits of Square Terminal is that we keep the software up to date automatically, so you will always get the latest features and improvements without any cost. We will update the software every 2-4 weeks. To enable automatic updates, you’ll just need to leave Square Terminal powered on overnight.
Note: Software updates for Square Terminal generally require 2 GB per month. This does not include attempts to retry failed downloads, so it is recommended to connect to WiFi overnight to help facilitate software updates.
You can check your software at anytime. Head to More > Settings > Hardware > General from navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap About Terminal. From this page, you’ll see your software version and update availability.
Most software updates should happen automatically every 2-4 weeks and will happen overnight as long as your Terminal is plugged in and on.
However, sometimes, we have a critical update that should be installed more urgently. When that happens, you’ll see Update Available in your status bar to install immediately. Installing an update includes a full reboot of your device and about 10-15 minutes of total downtime.
If your business doesn’t allow you to update Square Terminal right away, it will go through the normal update process overnight - just make sure it’s powered on, but the display can be turned off. To turn off the display, simply tap the power button quickly and Square Terminal will go to sleep.
Software updates are, by default, set at 3am to avoid any disruption to your normal business hours. If you need to adjust your nightly reboot time, head to More > Settings > Hardware > General from navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. Tap Nightly Reboot and select the time that works best for your business.
Note: This adjustment will not take effect on the next nightly reboot, but instead the one after that.
If you’ve powered down your Square Terminal overnight and there is a software update available, the update will be applied when you next power on your device. Updates involve a reboot of Square Terminal and about 10-15 minutes of downtime and are released approximately every 2 - 4 weeks.
To ensure your Square Terminal can update overnight - just make sure it’s powered on, but the display can be turned off. To turn off the display, simply tap the power button quickly and Square Terminal will go to sleep.