How do I accept online payments on iOS?

Online payments allow you to accept payments for your invoices online with credit cards, bank transfers (ACH), and PayPal through any of our online payment options on your iOS app.

Set Up Online Payments

Activate your online payment accounts in your Online Payments Settings first with these steps: 
  1. On the FreshBooks iOS app, tap on your avatar or initials in the top left corner
  2. Then tap on Online Payments Settings

  3. Tap on either:
    1. The Connect with Stripe link and complete the setup with Stripe
      Online payments settings page with Connect with Stripe link.
    2. The Connect with PayPal link and complete the setup for PayPal
      Online payments settings page with Connect with PayPal link.
  4. Once connected, additional options to manage your online payment account will appear in your Online Payments Settings. You can now activate your online payment options on your invoices directly.
    Online Payments Settings showing additional links to manage connected account.

Activate Online Payments on Invoices

Once your online payment accounts are connected in your Online Payments Settings, you can begin accepting payments on your invoices with the below steps: 
  1. Once logged in, tap on Invoices at the bottom
  2. Tap on an existing invoice to edit, or tap on the + plus button to make a new invoice
  3. At the top under Online Payments, tap on Accept Online Payments
    Accept online payments button at top of invoice.
  4. Next to the payment method you’d like to use, slide the toggle to turn it on
    Accept online payments area with toggles to enable.
  5. Then for either FreshBooks Payments or Stripe Standard, tap to activate Credit Card and/or ACH Bank Transfer (available for US Businesses + US clients only)
    Stripe enabled with credit card and bank transfer options also enabled.
  6. If enabling PayPal, you can also activate Accept Debit or Credit Cards (available for PayPal accounts in select countries only)
    PayPal enabled with option to accept debit or credit card also enabled.
  7. If needed, slide the toggle next to Allow Client to make partial online payments for this Invoice
  8. Then tap on Back to save your updates, your online payment option will appear as the selected option
  9. Continue creating your invoice as needed, and tap on Next or Preview to finish.