How To Activate a New Square Card

How To Activate a New Square Card

What is Square Card?

Square Card is a free business expense card that is connected to your Square balance. Take a payment, and the money you earn is reflected in your balance. You can spend that money with your Square Card anywhere internationally that Mastercard® cards are accepted (including in person, online and at ATMs).

How To Activate a New Square Card

  1. Go to the Balance section of your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Select one of your locations under Locations.
  3. Select the gear icon > select Square Checking.
  4. Click on Activate physical card.
  5. Enter the confirmation code sent to the email address associated with your Square account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I activate my new card?

Call the bank’s card activation number that can likely be found on the activation sticker on the front of your debit card. Listen to the prompts on your call and go through them to activate your card. You can also talk to a customer service employee, at the bank or on the phone, if you need assistance.

How do I activate my Square account?

How to set up a store in the square? You can activate your Square account from a computer by visiting, or by downloading the app on a supported Android or iOS device. On your computer, navigate to Click Get Started and fill out the information to create your account.

What is the phone number for Square activate card?

You can contact Square Customer Success through live chat or by phone. Our support number is 1-855-700-6000. We’re available from Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm, PST. There may be a wait when you call, so feel free to use our callback option if you can’t wait on the line.

How do I know if my Square account is activated?

Check your online Square Dashboard in one to two business days to review the status of your account activation.

How do I verify my Square account?

Log into your online Square Dashboard and click Account & Settings > Personal Information > Sign in and security. Under Two-step verification, click Enable. Add your primary mobile phone number and click Continue. You’ll then receive a verification code via text.

How do I connect my Square card?

On Android devices, quickly tap Pair and Pair & connect each time you are prompted until the connection is successful. If the connection fails, start the pairing process over and make sure to accept all Pair and Pair & connect prompts within 5 seconds.

What bank does Square use?

Sutton Bank, Member FDIC

Square Checking is provided by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC. Square Debit Card is issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated, and may be used wherever Mastercard is accepted.

How do I unlock my Square card?

You can update your notification preferences or unlock your card from the Balance section of your online Square Dashboard or the Square app at any time. Unlocking your card via SMS isn’t currently available.

How long does it take for Square to verify your account?

4 business days

The bank account linking and verification process usually takes a few minutes, but for some banks it can take up to 4 business days. After your account is fully verified, we’ll send transfers according to your transfer schedule.

Why is my Square account not activated?

Need More Information. Square may request that you submit additional information, including a physical government-issued photo ID, for verification purposes before your account is activated. You’ll receive an email notification if we need more information.