Clover Troubleshooting Guides

Clover Terminals

Who owns Clover Payments?

Clover is owned by First Data, a Fiserv payment processing company. Fiserv/First Data is one of the biggest payment processors globally.

Do Clover devices accept Apple Pay?

Yes. Any Clover payment POS is enabled with NFC-contactless technology to accept any contactless payment including contactless credit cards, Apple Pay®, Google Pay®, Samsung Pay®, etc.

How do I fix my Clover receipt printer from printing too light?

If your receipts are barely legible, don’t worry—this is an easy fix. Every Clover printer is a thermal printer, except for their Kitchen Printers. This means they do not use ink to print.

If your Clover printer is printing receipts with light characters or without characters, please make sure to utilize the following steps to troubleshoot your device:

1. Supply the correct thermal-compatible paper to the printer.
2. Make sure the thermal paper roll is loaded into the printer correctly.
3. Clean your device’s printer head of any dust or debris.
4. Be sure your device has a sufficient power supply and is plugged in correctly.
5. Check your printer settings to diagnose your print density.

My Clover is offline, can I still take a payment?

Clover’s offline payments is a huge benefit that Clover offers for merchants. Clovers connect via Wi-Fi, ethernet, or cellular networks. If you are in a location with poor service or no Wi-Fi connections, you can still accept payments offline. Real-time authorizations cannot take place, but once your device has regained an internet connection, it will finalize the authorization process of your pending credit card transactions.

How do I add tips to my transactions on my Clover device?

To setup your Clover terminal to add tips to transactions, complete the following steps:

1. Log in as an admin.
2. Select Setup from the home menu.
3. Select Tips.
4. Select Ask for tip and apply it to this device or all devices.
5. Select SAVE.
6. Select Tip Entry Location and select On tablet screen.
7. Select SAVE.
8. Select Tip Suggestions and modify these accordingly.
9. Select SAVE.
10. Select Tip suggestion calculation.
11. Select Exclude tax in the tip calculation.
12. Select SAVE.

Test a transaction to confirm the device/s are properly set up for tips.

How do I add employee user profiles to my Clover device?

To add or update employee user profiles on your Clover terminal, complete the following steps:

1. Open the Employees app. 
2. Select ‘+’ to add a new employee.
3. Assign a role level. 
4. Assign the user one of three permission levels: Admin, Manager, or Employee.
5. Create a unique passcode.

How do I process a refund/partial refund?

Your Clover device considers each payment as a transaction. When refunding a transaction, the full amount of that individual payment will be refunded.

On the Web Dashboard:
1. On a computer, phone, or tablet, log in to your Clover account online.
2. Select Transactions.
3. Select Payments.
4. Find the payment you want to refund and select Details.
5. Scroll down and select Refund.
6. Select Yes to confirm the refund.

On a Clover device:
1. Open the Transactions app.
2. Tap the transaction you want to refund.
3. Tap Refund and confirm.
4. Select where to apply the refund.

You can search for transactions in the Transactions app by transaction number or transaction ID.


You can issue manual refunds for recent and past transactions using the Refund app. The system records manual refunds in the Transactions app. If you want to refund individual items on an order, or exchange one item for another, use the Orders app instead.

Refund a recent transaction:
You can manually refund part or all of the transaction amount. You’ll need a payment card from the customer.
1. On your Clover device, open the Refund app.
2. Enter a refund amount.
3. Tap Issue Refund and confirm.
4. If you’ve enabled prompting for invoice numbers (or your custom identifier), enter an identification number, then tap Continue.
5. Swipe the customer’s payment card, insert a chip card, tap for contactless payment, or manually enter the card number.
6. If the refunded transaction includes tips, the tips will also be refunded.

Refunding a past transaction:
1. On your Clover device, open the Refund app.
2. Tap Look Up Past Payment.
3. Tap the transaction you want to refund.
4. Tap Refund.
5. Tap Refund in the dialog box.
6. Tap where to apply the refund.

How do I add or update my inventory on my Clover device?

To add or update your inventory on your Clover terminal complete the following steps:

1. Open the Inventory app. 
2. Select add item to add additional items to your inventory.
3. Enter the item details, including its name and its price.
4. Add to an item category.

How do I access my Clover web dashboard?

To access your dashboard, you will need to do the following steps:

1. Go to, log in by pressing the green button in the upper right-hand corner.
2. Enter your email and password.

And that’s it!

What is Clover support’s customer service number?

If you need to get support, Clover has a dedicated webpage where you can get questions answered at

Additionally, personalized Clover customer service can be contacted via their phone number at (855) 853-8340 for help.

Lastly, you can attempt a Clover account login to your dedicated dashboard at You will need to provide your Merchant ID when speaking to a representative. 

If you are unable to get the help you need with Clover directly, ECS is always available to assist our merchants with any questions they may have.