How to Activate One Touch™ for Checkouts

Checkouts made more instant when you shop online.


Join millions of PayPal users in enjoying one-tap checkouts by simply activating One Touch™. The feature allows you to shop online without needing to enter your financial or account details every time you pay, as PayPal remembers your preferences and verifies your identity automatically. What’s more, you can still enjoy the same Buyer Protection and free return shipping for eligible purchases*.

How To Activate

Opting in for One Touch™ is easy and can be done with a few clicks.

Step 1: Opt-in during checkout


Activating One Touch™ can be done during checkout by logging into your account to verify your identity. To avoid misuse of your account, it’s best to only activate this feature on your personal device or computer.

If you already have an account, you can also choose to activate it from the PayPal website. Simply click on the Activate PayPal One Touch™ button and enter your personal details in the pop up window.


Step 2: Check for our confirmation email


We’ll send you an email to confirm that you’ve opted in. And that’s it — you don’t have to do anything else! Remember, you can choose to turn off One Touch™ any time you wish. We will also turn it off if you stop using it for 180 days as an extra precautionary measure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I activate One Touch™?

Activating One Touch™ saves you the hassle of entering your login details whenever you shop online. As payment is done through PayPal, you can still be assured of our protection of your financial data, as well as the bonus of Buyer Protection and free return shipping for eligible purchases*.

Does it work across all devices?

Yes. If you’d like to have the same for your other devices, all you just need to do the same opt-in when checking out to breeze through checkout for that device and browser for 6 months.

How does PayPal help protect my financial account information when using One Touch™?

We never share full payment information with the stores you shop on, and monitor transactions closely for any possible frauds or unusual activity. For added security, we’ll ask you to log in again whenever you update your PayPal account details, or your financial information. This way, we can make sure it’s you and not someone else using your account.

I still don’t feel safe checking out with One Touch™.

If you wish to deactivate it at any point, you can turn it off from your account profile at any time. The opt-in is always there for you when you feel ready.

What if the account I’m checking out from is not mine?

If you’re shopping from a mobile device that is not your own, simply click on the Not Me button to log out. Using someone else’s account to purchase something means that you’d be making an unauthorised payment.

Where can I use One Touch™?

One Touch™ is accepted by millions of online stores worldwide. Don’t forget, you still enjoy Buyer Protection when you shop with our partners:


*Terms and Conditions apply. Please refer to our Buyer Protection and Refunded Returns pages for more information.

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