Stripe Terminal iOS SDK
Stripe Terminal enables you to build your own in-person checkout to accept payments in the physical world. Built on Stripe’s payments network, Terminal helps you unify your online and offline payment channels. With the Stripe Terminal iOS SDK, you can connect to pre-certified card readers from your iOS app and drive a customized in-store checkout flow.
Upgrading from an older version of the SDK? See our migration guide for guidance.
The Stripe Terminal iOS SDK is compatible with apps supporting iOS 13 and above.
Try the example app
The iOS SDK includes an open-source example app, which you can use to familiarize yourself with the SDK and reader before starting your own integration.
To build the example app from source, you’ll need to:
- Navigate to the
Examplefolder, and open
Example.xcworkspace(make sure to open the
.xcworkspaceand not the
- Navigate to our example backend and click the button to deploy it on Heroku.
AppDelegate.swift, set the URL of the Heroku app you just deployed.
- Build and run the app. The SDK comes with a simple reader simulator, so you can get started without any physical hardware.
We support CocoaPods and Swift Package Manager. If you prefer to install the library manually, please use the latest version from our releases page.
Swift Package Manager
In Xcode, select File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency and enter https://github.com/stripe/stripe-terminal-ios
If you haven’t already, install the latest version of CocoaPods.
Add this line to your Podfile:
pod 'StripeTerminal', '~> 3.0'
Run the following command:
From now on, don’t forget to use the
*.xcworkspace file to open your project in Xcode, instead of the
In the future, to update to the latest compatible version of the SDK, just run:
pod update StripeTerminal
Navigate to our releases page, download StripeTerminal.xcframework.zip, and unzip it.
StripeTerminal.xcframeworkto the Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content section of your Xcode project’s General settings. Make sure to select “Copy items if needed”.
When new versions of the SDK are released, repeat the above steps to update your installation.
Configure your app
Location services must be enabled in order to use the iOS SDK. Add the following key-value pair to your app’s
- Privacy - Location When In Use Usage Description
- Value: “Location access is required in order to accept payments.”
Stripe needs to know where payments occur to reduce risks associated with those charges and to minimize disputes. If the SDK can’t determine the iOS device’s location, payments are disabled until location access is restored.
For your app to run in the background and remain connected to the reader, add this key-value pair to your
- Required background modes
bluetooth-central(Uses Bluetooth LE accessories)
NoteNote the value is actually an array that you will need to add
For your app to pass validation when submitting to the App Store, add the following key-value pairs as well:
- Privacy - Bluetooth Peripheral Usage Description
- Value: “Bluetooth access is required in order to connect to supported bluetooth card readers.”
- Privacy - Bluetooth Always Usage Description
- Value: “This app uses Bluetooth to connect to supported card readers.”
Previous API References
We maintain an archive of the API reference for the previous major version.