Connecting Square Reader Bluetooth Setup


     The Square chip credit card reader has a USB cable. Which can be used to attache to your device (Smartphone, iPad, etc.), and for charging. The cable will not fit all devices, which is where Bluetooth comes in.

Unfortunately the reader does not come with instructions on how to connect the reader and your device.

If you aren't using the reader, I suggest turning off the Bluetooth as it will run your battery down.

These instructions are for the first time you connect the reader to your device.

  Android


  1. Download the app from the Play Store
  2. Make sure the Square reader has been charged
  3. Open your device (Smartphone, iPad, etc.)
  4. Click on the SETTINGS icon
  5. Find Bluetooth
  6. Open Bluetooth
  7. Turn on if not allready on
  8. Square reader: find the small round button on one side
  9. Press and hold the button until you see all the lights blink ORANGE (NOTE: there are red and green lights as well)
  10. Your Device (Smartphone,iPad, etc.): Verify that a name, containing a 4 digit number is now visible
  11. Click on the name
  12. You should see a message that 'Pairing' is happening
  13. When this is finished the name will be listed under your Bluetooth devices
  14. Open the Square register icon
  15. Test connection by inserting an amount in the Square app
  16. Insert a chip credit card, chip side in, to the Square Reader
  17. Click on the charge (the amount charged) to continue
  18. If you get the signiture screen all is well



  Apple


  1. Download the app from Apple app store
  2. Make sure the Square reader has been charged
  3. Open your device (Smartphone, iPad, etc.)
  4. Click on the SETTINGS icon
  5. Find Bluetooth
  6. Open Bluetooth
  7. Turn on if not allready on
  8. Square reader: find the small round button on one side
  9. Press and hold the button until you see all the lights blink ORANGE (NOTE: there are red and green lights as well)
  10. Your Device (Smartphone,iPad, etc.): Verify that a name, containing a 4 digit number is now visible
  11. Click on the name
  12. You should see a message that 'Pairing' is happening
  13. When this is finished the name will be listed under your Bluetooth devices
  14. Open the Square register icon
  15. Test connection by inserting an amount in the Square app
  16. Insert a chip credit card, chip side in, to the Square Reader
  17. Click on the charge (the amount charged) to continue
  18. If you get the signiture screen all is well





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