Connecting the Square Contactless and Chip Reader via Bluetooth LE (U.S.)

Posted on Mar 23, 2017

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Watch how to connect your Square contactless and chip reader to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth LE.


You can connect Square Reader to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth LE. Make sure your device has the latest version of the Square app. You’ll need to do this before you can connect Square Reader. Next, go to your device’s settings and turn on Bluetooth. Now you’re ready to pair your device with your reader.

Open the Square app. Go to the menu, Settings, Card Readers, Connect a Reader, and then Contactless and Chip Reader. Press and hold the power button on your reader for about three seconds. When the four orange lights start flashing, release the button. The Square app will automatically pair with the reader.

Your reader may go to sleep to save power. If it does, press the power button once and the Square app will connect instantly.

To learn more about setting up or taking payments with your reader, go to

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