Square Stand Mount Guide
Square Stand Mount is a versatile iPad-driven* point of sale that can be easily attached to a wall, rested on a countertop, or fixed to a VESA-compatible pedestal anywhere in your store. With contactless and EMV payments built right in, you can accept all credit card types and payment types, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. Get up and running in minutes with easy-to-install mounting hardware that’s all included — no service visits required. Square Stand Mount is customizable for all business types with the free Square Point of Sale app, Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail, and Square Appointments. Or, easily turn Square Stand Mount into a self-service kiosk using integrated third-party software.
*Compatible with 10.2" iPads (2021, 2020, 2019), iPad Air (2019), and iPad Pro 10.5." At this time, Square Stand Mount is not compatible with the 10.9" 10th generation iPad (2022). Visit our Supported Hardware for Square Stand page for a full list of supported iPad models.
Set Up Hardware
Square Stand Mount has many installation options to best fit your unique business. Watch the video above to learn how to install Square Stand Mount in your business.
The included angled bracket and flat bracket both come with a built-in level for easy setup. Choose the height of the Square Stand Mount to make it the perfect payment station for you and your employees. Complete your point of sale system by attaching the optional hardware hub to connect USB accessories, such as cash drawers, receipt printers, barcode scanners, and scales.
Find your desired setup below.
Remove your iPad from Square Stand Mount
Your iPad can be removed from the Square Stand Mount regardless of the installation type. Removing your iPad from any configuration of the Square Stand Mount should be done with care. Read the following instructions carefully to prevent damage from occurring to the lightning connector.
To remove your iPad from Square Stand Mount:
If you used the optional security screw, first unscrew it with a small Phillips screwdriver.
Locate the raised security latch next to the iPad’s camera on the left. Pull the security latch outwards and then down to disconnect the iPad.
Once unlatched, carefully slide the iPad out to the left. Take care not to pull the iPad up from Stand prior to disconnecting as this can damage the lightning connector.
In case the installation hardware is lost or damaged, you can purchase a replacement toolkit for the Square Stand Mount from the Square Shop. This replacement kit includes the following:
Angled bracket with built-in level
Flat bracket with built-in level
Drywall drill bit
Three-inch Phillips-head screwdriver bit
Two wall screws
Two wall anchors
Four VESA screws
If you need replacement pieces right away, you can check your local hardware store or retailer for the following components:
Wall screws: Phillip / Slot pan head tapping screw #8-15 x 1 ¼” LG
Wall anchors: Triple Grip Anchor - Imperial #8
Drywall drill bit: 6.35mm (¼”) x 100mm long
VESA screws: M4x0.7, 10mm long, Pan Head, PH2
Set Up Software
First, download one of the Square Point of Sale apps on your iPad. You can get started with the free Square Point of Sale app or one of our specialized apps including Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail, or Square Appointments.
Once you've downloaded the Square app best suited for your business, you can create a new account or log in with your Square account email address and password to get started. Now you can start creating items, setting up taxes, creating discounts, and more.
Square Stand Mount is compatible with USB, Bluetooth and network hardware accessories, including cash drawers, receipt printers, barcode scanners, and scales. You can find a complete list of compatible accessories, including Ethernet and Bluetooth-enabled printers and scanners, on our compatibility page.
To power Square Stand Mount, plug the power adapter’s USB-C cable into the hub, then plug one end of the power adapter cable into the power adapter and the other into an outlet.
Now you are ready to connect a barcode scanner, receipt printer, cash drawer, or other USB-A accessories to Square Stand Mount via the USB hub. If accessories need additional setup, go to Settings > Hardware in the Square app to set up those devices.
Learn more about how to Connect Recommended Hardware to Square Stand.
Pair with other Square Hardware
Square Stand Mount’s built-in dip and tap readers will work perfectly for most businesses. However, if you’d like to take payments at a greater distance, add a dedicated display, or you need to occasionally accept magstripe cards, you can customize your setup by pairing Stand Mount with one of the following.
Use Your Square Stand Mount
After you set up your new Square Stand Mount, you’re ready to start accepting payments.
Whether you need to quickly process a sale for one of your customers or review your transaction reporting for a specific time frame, Square Stand Mount helps you do it all.
Ask the Seller Community
Square’s online Seller Community is another great resource for finding answers to common questions about using Square, and a chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to. When you ask a question to the Community, another business owner can reply to share their experience, or a member of the Community team will swoop in to help.
You can also subscribe to Product Updates to find out about Square’s newest features and tools for your business.
If you have any trouble with your Square Stand Mount, check out the following articles for help.