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Can you connect both the Square Terminal and an iPad to a cash drawer and receipt printer?

Can you have both the square terminal as well as the iPad with the cash drawer and the receipt connected together 

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Re: Terminal and iPad

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Hey @Katcookie

 

This type of configuration won't work with the internal printer built into the Square Terminal, but perhaps connecting an Ethernet printer and printer driven cash drawer to both your iPad and Terminal is your best option.

 

You'll just need to plug the LAN cable in an internet router and create printer stations in-app on both your devices. As long as your iPad and your Terminal are connected to the same network, your printer will communicate via a wifi signal. Learn how to set up a printer station here

 

I hope this helps!

 

 

 

 

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Re: Terminal and iPad

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Hey @Katcookie

 

This type of configuration won't work with the internal printer built into the Square Terminal, but perhaps connecting an Ethernet printer and printer driven cash drawer to both your iPad and Terminal is your best option.

 

You'll just need to plug the LAN cable in an internet router and create printer stations in-app on both your devices. As long as your iPad and your Terminal are connected to the same network, your printer will communicate via a wifi signal. Learn how to set up a printer station here

 

I hope this helps!

 

 

 

 

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Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

Can the Square terminal communicate with an IPad for processing credit cards and printing receipts

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Re: Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

Hey there @AutoButler!

 

Take a peek at @JustinC's answer on this thread for more information on setting up a printing station with the iPad and Terminal. 

 

To answer the first part of your question, the Terminal is a standalone Point of Sale that can process payments on it's own- just as the iPad can. So you wouldn't need to connect it to an iPad for the sake of processing payments. Unless you have a unique situation that this would make sense? Feel free to share some more information on your business and set up if you'd like so we can get a better feel for what it is you're looking to do and why!

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Re: Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

I have a similar question, so I'll share my rationale for why I want to be able to hook up my terminal to my iPad. I cannot view the full description of my products on the terminal, so can't tell if I'm choosing the right one! I have an iPad Pro 12.9 that I would like to use to ring up the customer and I'm wondering if I can do that on my side and have the customer insert their card into the terminal and sign, then have the terminal print the receipt for two reasons: 1. social distancing (I don't want both of us to have to touch the terminal if I can avoid it) and 2. I don't want to have to buy a separate receipt printer right now... So, can I have the terminal hooked up to my iPad to process payments and print the receipt, but ring up the sale on my iPad? (WITHOUT parking a ticket on my iPad and then opening the ticket on the terminal)

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Re: Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

Hey @crystal-meadow.

 

Thanks for reaching out! As of right now, there isn't a way for the Square Terminal to function as the reader, while the app is processing the sale on the iPad. I can see how this would be beneficial though, so I'll make sure to pass this suggestion along to the appropriate team that already has visibility into Community threads.

 

Thanks again for taking the time to post about this feature request, and how you would find it beneficial. This is really great insight for us when we look into developing feature requests. 

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Re: Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

I'm with this person, if we could make this happen, it would be very very useful!

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Re: Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

Thanks for adding your voice in support here, @DBC1! Should anything come down the pipeline in regards to this feature, we will let everyone know here on this thread. Cheers!

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Re: Can square terminal communicate with iPad for taking credit cars and printing receipts

Please create this feature. This can save us a little instead of once again purchasing a brand new set of POS

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I need this too

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