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How do I turn off a separate tipping screen?

It used to be the case that when using Square on iPads/mobile devices, the tipping options were displayed at the top of the signature screen. However since the last app update, this is no longer the case. Tipping options now have its own separate screen. This actually makes it very awkward and unpleasant for the seller and customer experience. Now, I am turning the iPad towards the customer for no other reason than to ask for a tip. It is a very awkward situation and honestly I always skip the tipping option now unless the client mentions it themselves. It’s very unfortunate as I used to earn a lot more with tips.

 

The old system worked so well. I’m wondering how I can revert back to the old version. Or if it’s possible to re-add the option to have tipping and signature screen together PLEASE! 😭 

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Thank you for your patience! After some digging, we found that this feature change is a direct result of banking standards required of us now that we allow Interac payments over $100. 

 

I know this is very frustrating information to hear as you have mentioned above, you do not feel comfortable using the separate tipping screen with your customers. I have certainly passed the feedback forward to our development teams, but since this new feature is a requirement of the banks, it may take quite some time before we are able to allow a combined Sign + Tip screen again. 

 

Thank you so much for your understanding.

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Hey @SAMMIXZHAO!

 

Welcome to the Seller Community.

 

Just to confirm, when you go to Settings within the Square app and select Tipping, is "Separate Tipping Screen" enabled or disabled?

 

Let me know so I can further assist. 

Isabelle She/Her

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When I go to Settings > Tipping, there is NO “Separate Tipping Screen” option for me to enable or disable. It’s just not there. I had called the support line and they were initially confused and later said that it was removed during the last update? 

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Okay, this is what we are seeing on our end, and we have the most updated version:

 

 

I would go to the App Store and try updating your app if you can. If it's not allowing you to do so, please delete the app and then reinstall. Let me know.

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I updated the app to the latest version and the option is still not present for me. Also have the “always collect signatures” option enabled too.

 

Would it by any chance make a difference if I’m also using the contactless chip reader? I did notice that the issue started after I started using the contactless reader.

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Okay @SAMMIXZHAO

 

I think I may have figured this out for you. I have a few questions first.

 

  1. Are these debit transactions, where the customer is entering a pin?
  2. How are you accepting these payments? Are you inserting the customers card, or doing a contactless (tap) payment? 

 

Let me know so I can look into this further. 

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@Isabelle_ It happens with both credit and debit payments. It happens when I’m using tap. I tested with mag strip reader and it happens with that too.

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Hey @SAMMIXZHAO I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of @Isabelle_ and let you know that I am working with engineering to determine if this is a permanent update on the account or a bug. I appreciate your patience!!

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Thank you 

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Thank you for your patience! After some digging, we found that this feature change is a direct result of banking standards required of us now that we allow Interac payments over $100. 

 

I know this is very frustrating information to hear as you have mentioned above, you do not feel comfortable using the separate tipping screen with your customers. I have certainly passed the feedback forward to our development teams, but since this new feature is a requirement of the banks, it may take quite some time before we are able to allow a combined Sign + Tip screen again. 

 

Thank you so much for your understanding.

AshleyK
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Hello, I have been experiencing the same issue, the separate tipping screen, and it is embarrassing, frustrating, and an added stress to check-outs. My long time customers are used to the signature with the tipping header bar ... now, there's an awkward "forced tip screen". I have been exchanging messages with Square customer service for a couple weeks making basic recommendations (delete and reinstall app, toggle button to "no separate tip screen" on all of your linked devices) and was then directed to call. Thought I couldn't be the only business that is experiencing this issue and did a search. I don't understand why with the new aforementioned bank regulation, that a separate tip screen would now be mandatory. Please explain.

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Hey @Picklepeach - Sorry for the frustration here. I totally see where you're coming from and it's never our intention to put you in an uncomfortable position with your customers. Take a look at @Joe's post for a fleshed-out explanation on change in signature acceptance protocol. I hope this brings some clarity.

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Thank you Justin. I did check out @JoeS post and it's not exactly what I'm experiencing. The change has been that the separate tip screen appears (seems like when clients use a debit card), forces clientele to make a decision on a tip, and then the signature screen appears. I want the combination signature with tip bar page to appear each and every time like it has for the past 6+ years that I've been using Square.  The separate tip page does not work for my business and I have been apologizing to my clientele for this screen and that I'm trying to "work with Square" to fix it.

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Same issue here. I fell same about it. Completely doesn't make sense to require something like that. There is no point on it. It's like somebody tells you how to go to restroom. It's private thing, and bank shouldn't have any rights to require something like that.  Probably they don't have rights for such a action  and all of ts that is illegal.  Customers should complain! 

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Very very frustrating!! The rolling use to be above the customers signature and now it's a screen before then even signing. I have to put in no to because it's awkward to ask for them. I am going to have to go somewhere else if this is not fixed.... What happened?!?!

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Ah, sorry I was a bit off target @Picklepeach  😖.

 

I double checked with my Team on this one and @AshleyK is right on the money with her explanation - this change was implemented to better align with banking standards.

 

Sorry if you were caught you off guard. We definitely hear you and we've noted your feedback. Thanks for your incredible understanding. 

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If you are truly collecting feedback on this forced tipping screen, here is another one! I am deeply ashamed with the screen and I hurry to click on "no tip" myself while excusing, to avoid the guests being embarrassed. Maybe Americans are used to this, but is is very awkward and unusual for the rest of the world.

I was very content with the more decent tipping option on the general screen in the past 7 years. I also have NO option in the settings to change it back. I do not have a debit card option, only credit cards. And to be "more in line with bank regulations" is a bull**bleep**ter.

I really, really would like to have my previous setup back.  

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I agree!! The seperate tipping screen is so embarrassing!!!  The only reason I stayed with square is because signature and tipping was on the same screen...

Seriously!!! Please please bring it back!!

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Hey @Gina5

 

I completely understand the frustration with this and appreciate your honest feedback. 

 

It will get passed along to the appropriate team. Keep an eye out for our Product Updates on upcoming feature launches. 

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Do you really understand!!

if you as a business can not accommodate your customers there is something wrong!!

since I posted I see there are so many more people that feel this way!!

I sincerely hope another option becomes available soon!

 

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