Add Square Card to Your Digital Wallet
With Square Card, you have real-time access to your balance and the ability to spend your funds using the card.
Square Card gives you the option to add your card to your digital wallet, and make purchases quickly and conveniently.
What is a digital wallet?
It’s your debit card, digitally available on your phone. Digital wallets store your credit and debit card information securely on your device (smartphone, smartwatch, tablet). When you add your Square Card to your digital wallet (Wallet in iOS for Apple Pay, and Google Pay in Android), you can make purchases without your physical plastic card, by tapping your phone at NFC-enabled terminals for in-person payments, or in-apps and online on your device.
Note: This will only be available once you’ve received and activated your physical Square Card.
Note: Tablets are not supported. Digital wallet is only available on smartphones.
Add Your Square Card to Apple Pay
- Navigate to the Balance tab of your Square app.
- Select Square Card > Add to Apple Pay.
Add Your Square Card to Google Pay
- Navigate to the Balance tab of your Square app on your phone.
- Select Square Card > Add to Google Pay.
Use Your Digital Wallet
You will be able to use your digital wallet to make payments using your Square Card.
In-Stores: You can hold your phone up to an in-store terminal instead of swiping your Square Card, and your digital wallet will automatically launch. You will then be able to complete the payment using Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Online: When shopping online, some sites let you select your digital wallet as your payment option instead of entering your card information.
In-App: You are able to use your digital wallet for in-app purchases and pay conveniently while on the go.
Note: If your Square Card is not your default digital card, then you will need to select it from the list before confirming the transaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Review answers to frequently asked questions about adding Square Card to a digital wallet.
Can I add my Square Card by entering the 16-digit number directly into my digital wallet?
No. You’ll need to add your Square Card to your digital wallet from the Square app.
I’ve tried to use my digital wallet, but Square Card doesn’t come up. How do I get it to be the default card to appear?
If you’ve added other cards to your digital wallet before you added Square Card, you’ll need to hold and drag it to the top of the cards to make it your default card. In case you don’t want it to be your default card, select the Square Card image from the list when paying.
What is the billing address associated to my digital wallet card?
Apple lets you select your billing address. This is not necessarily the same as the one for your physical card, which you can see in the Square app under Billing Address..
Google will use the one on file with your device. If that doesn’t work, it will try to use your billing address for the physical Square Card which you can see in the Square app under Billing Address. Otherwise, you will be prompted to enter your address when paying with Google Pay.
What is a device account number?
When Apple or Google enable a physical card for digital wallet usage, they replace the physical card’s primary account number (or PAN, the 16-digit number on the card) with a series of randomly-generated numbers, the token. These tokens are used to process the payment without bank account details being shared.
Read more about primary account numbers.
I added my card to Apple Pay / Google Pay. Why does it still stay Add to Apple Pay / Add to Google Pay?
If you can see your Square Card in your digital wallet, you can ignore this message.
Will my Square community discount still apply when I use Apple Pay and Google Pay?
Yes. The 2.75% instant discount when using your Square Card at other Square sellers will still be applied.
Learn more about the 2.75% instant discount.
How long does it take after I successfully add my card to Apple Pay / Google Pay for it to be ready to use in the Apple Wallet?
The Square Card is normally ready to use on Apple Pay within 5 minutes, and it’s instant with Google Pay.