PayPal Mobile Card Reader Guide.

Ready to take credit and debit card payments on the spot? Just download the PayPal Here app on your compatible smartphone or tablet, plug in your PayPal Mobile Card Reader, and start swiping.

Explore the PayPal Here Guide to learn more.

Get to know your Mobile Card Reader.

The PayPal Mobile Card Reader is an easy-to-use way to process in-person payments. It fits in your pocket and works with compatible mobile devices to help get you paid on-the-go.

Accept mobile card payments.


Download the app on your compatible mobile device.


Plug your Mobile Card Reader into the audio jack.


Start swiping all major credit and debit cards.

Choose your Mobile Card Reader accessories.

Point-of-sale stands

Lockable tablet enclosures that are easy to use and help protect your tablet.

Receipt printers

Print professional-looking receipts quickly.

Cash drawers

Organize your cash and help keep your money secure with these cash-drawer options.

Troubleshooting your reader.

Need a hand with connecting your card reader?

If your phone isn’t recognizing the card reader, disconnect and reconnect them. Check for a good fit. If your phone is recognizing the device but the card isn’t reading, make sure the magnetic stripe on the card is in good condition. Also, be sure to swipe in one continuous motion so that the full stripe is read.

Here’s how to test your card reader.

1. Tap the Menu icon and select Card Readers.
2. On the next screen, tap Tutorials. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Practice Swiping.
3. Plug your card reader into the audio jack on your smartphone. The icon will show you’re connected.
4. Test the reader by scanning a credit or debit card. The icon will notify you of a successful swipe.

If it’s not working properly, please contact PayPal Here support at 1-877-569-1136.

Get PayPal Here support.

Find answers online

Visit the Help Center to check our PayPal Here FAQs or ask the PayPal community.

Use in-app help

Troubleshoot directly from the PayPal Here app on your compatible smartphone or tablet.

Give us a call

Reach out to our Customer Support team for live help at 1-877-569-1136

Get a Mobile Card Reader today.

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