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How to change your PayPal password

A good password is critical.
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March 29, 2022

Your PayPal account is a quick way to send and receive money, and with any financial service, security is critical. Here’s how to change your password on PayPal.

Read more: Everything you need to know about PayPal

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To change your password on PayPal, log in to your account on paypal.com. Click the gear icon at the top right corner to open the Settings page and click the Security tab. Click Update in the Create or update your password section. Confirm your current password and set up a new password.


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How to change your PayPal password

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Log in to your account on the website. Click on the gear icon at the top right corner and go to the Security tab. You will not be able to change your password using the app.

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Click Update in the Create or update your password section. Confirm your current password and type the new password you want to create. The password should be 8—20 characters long.

How to reset your PayPal password

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If you have forgotten your password, go to the PayPal sign-in page and click on Forgot password.

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Enter your email address and click Next. You might see an additional security check to confirm your identity using the PayPal app. You can also receive a text or WhatsApp message on your linked phoned number. PayPal will send a security code to your registered email address if the email is the only option.

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Type the code you receive and click Continue. You will be able to create a new password.

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For security reasons, it’s best to select Log out of all devices once you set up a new password.

Change your PayPal security questions

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To add or change your security questions, click the gear icon at the top right corner to open the Settings page and go to the Security tab. Click Create/Update in the Security questions section.

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Pick a question from the different options available, type your answers, and click Save.


Read more: How to verify your PayPal account

FAQs

What is a good password for PayPal?

A PayPal password should be 8—20 characters long. Use upper and lower case letters to increase the password’s strength and use numbers and special symbols. It’s also best not to use the same password from other websites. If you’re having trouble keeping track of your passwords, a password manager might help.

What if I have forgotten my PayPal password and security questions?

PayPal offers different ways to confirm your identity when you try to reset your password. You can ask for a call, receive a text, WhatsApp message, or message on Facebook Messenger. If email is the only option, PayPal will send a security code to your registered email address.