How to Connect Square Terminal to iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide

Connecting your Square Terminal to an iPad is straightforward. First, turn on Bluetooth on both devices. Then, open the Square Point of Sale app on your iPad and pair the Square Terminal by following the on-screen instructions. In a few steps, you’ll be ready to start processing payments seamlessly.

How to Connect Square Terminal to iPad

Follow these steps to connect your Square Terminal to your iPad. Once done, you’ll be able to accept payments quickly and efficiently!

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on Both Devices

Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both your iPad and Square Terminal.

You can turn on Bluetooth on your iPad by going to Settings > Bluetooth and toggling it on. For the Square Terminal, swipe down from the top of the screen to access settings, then tap on Bluetooth to enable it.

Step 2: Open the Square Point of Sale App

Launch the Square Point of Sale app on your iPad.

Ensure that you’re logged into your Square account. If you haven’t installed the app yet, download it from the App Store.

Step 3: Navigate to Settings in the App

Go to the settings menu within the Square Point of Sale app.

You can find this by tapping the three horizontal lines (also known as the hamburger menu) in the top left corner of the app screen, then selecting Settings.

Step 4: Pair a New Device

Select the option to pair a new device in the app.

This will prompt the app to search for nearby Bluetooth devices. Your Square Terminal should appear in the list of available devices.

Step 5: Select Your Square Terminal

Choose your Square Terminal from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

Once selected, the app will guide you through the pairing process, including confirming a code to ensure the correct devices are being paired.

Step 6: Confirm the Pairing

Confirm the pairing on both the iPad and the Square Terminal.

You’ll be asked to verify a code on both devices. Make sure the codes match and then confirm on both devices.

Step 7: Finalize the Setup

Complete any final setup steps as prompted by the app.

This may include setting preferences for payments and confirming that the connection is stable and secure.

Once you’ve completed these steps, your Square Terminal and iPad will be connected. Now you’re ready to start taking payments seamlessly.

Tips for Connecting Square Terminal to iPad

  • Ensure both devices are fully charged before starting the pairing process.
  • Keep the devices close together to make the Bluetooth connection smoother.
  • Always keep your Square Point of Sale app updated to avoid any compatibility issues.
  • Restart both devices if they are not pairing correctly.
  • Disconnect any other Bluetooth devices that might interfere with the connection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t my Square Terminal showing up in the list of available devices?

Ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices and that they are close together. If it still doesn’t show, try restarting both the iPad and the Square Terminal.

Can I connect multiple Square Terminals to one iPad?

No, you can only connect one Square Terminal to an iPad at a time.

How do I update the firmware on my Square Terminal?

Firmware updates for the Square Terminal can usually be done through the settings menu on the Terminal itself. Make sure it’s connected to Wi-Fi.

What should I do if my devices disconnect?

First, check that Bluetooth is still enabled on both devices. If they are, try restarting both devices and then re-pairing them.

Is it safe to use Bluetooth for payment processing?

Yes, Bluetooth connections for payment processing are encrypted, ensuring your transactions are secure.


  1. Turn on Bluetooth on both devices.
  2. Open the Square Point of Sale app.
  3. Navigate to settings in the app.
  4. Pair a new device.
  5. Select your Square Terminal.
  6. Confirm the pairing.
  7. Finalize the setup.


Connecting a Square Terminal to your iPad can significantly streamline your payment process. Whether you run a small retail shop or manage a busy market stall, this setup allows you to handle transactions efficiently and securely. The steps are simple and intuitive, making it accessible even for the less tech-savvy.

If you run into any issues, don’t panic. Following the troubleshooting tips and FAQs should help you resolve most common problems. Once you’re up and running, the convenience and reliability of this system will make your day-to-day operations much smoother.

For further reading, check out Square’s official support page or community forums for more in-depth guides and user experiences. Get started today and enjoy the seamless integration between your iPad and Square Terminal!

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