Square Reader for magstripe Technical Specifications

Headphone jack

Headphone jack

Lightning connector

Lightning connector
iPhone and iPad only

Square Reader for magstripe device compatibility

Square Reader for magstripe works with most phones and tablets.
Plug it into your phone or tablet and use any Square POS app to take payments.

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Using the headphone jack you can also plug Square Reader into your MacBook and Chromebook computer and take payments with Square Virtual Terminal.

Square Reader for magstripe dimensions and measurements

Square Reader for magstripe dimensions (Lightning):

  • Height: 1.58 in. (40 mm)
  • Width: 1.06 in. (27 mm)
  • Depth: 0.3 in. (8 mm)

Square Reader for magstripe dimensions (headset jack):

  • Height: 1.76 in. (45 mm)
  • Width: 1.06 in. (27 mm)
  • Depth: .3 in. (8 mm)
In the box
In the box

Square Reader for magstripe

Square Reader payment types accepted

Magnetic-stripe cards

Processing fees
Square Reader for magstripe processing fees

2.6% + 10¢
Per swipe.

No monthly fees or no long-term commitments.
Custom rates available for businesses that process $250k+ annually.

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Square reader for magstripe software compatibility

Free, powerful software to run any business.
Square has a variety of POS options to best support you and your unique business needs. Reader supports all Square point of sale solutions.

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Power modes

No charging needed






.23 oz. (7g)


Square Reader is compatible with a wide range of third-party hardware accessories, like receipt printers, scales, and bar code scanners.

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Square Reader is covered by a one-year limited warranty. Plus, you can get free help from our customer support team during business hours. Access the Square Reader guide for handy tutorial videos and common troubleshooting steps, or get in touch with our product specialists.

Square Reader for magstripe with Lightning and headset jack

Buy Square Reader for magstripe

$10.00 (First reader FREE)