PayPal Chip Card Reader Compatibility

The PayPal Chip Card Reader can be used with any Bluetooth-enabled iOS or Android mobile device running PayPal Here.


PayPal Here App Compatibility with PayPal Chip Card Reader



You can use iOS (iPhone 3GS and later) devices running iOS version 7.0 and later and iPad devices running iOS version 7.0 and later.


An Android device running PayPal Here will need to have:

  • Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
  • 3.5 mm headset jack with microphone
  • Support for Location Services
  • Internet access (via WiFi or cellular data network)


Android Tablets

PayPal Here is supported on many Android tablets. See the list below for some of the compatible devices.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10"
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7"
  • Samsung Nexus 10"

No worries if your tablet isn’t shown; a quick app download and reader test will indicate whether PayPal Here works with your tablet. We recommend doing this prior to purchasing a new device just to be sure it is compatible.