Protect your PayPal account

Your password is the key to your account

Never share your password with others and remember that PayPal will never ask you for your password.1

How to enable 2FA on your PayPal account

Step 1

Log in to PayPal in a Web browser

Step 2

Click the Settings icon and then select Security

Step 3

Select Set Up under 2-step verification

Step 4

Receive a one-time code by using an authenticator app or choosing Text me a code to receive it via SMS

Step 5

Follow the instructions to enable 2FA

Manage your data and privacy settings

Learn about our privacy practices and choices you have in managing your data and communications preferences.

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Knowledge about passwords and 2FA can help protect your accounts.

How do I change my PayPal password?

If you suspect suspicious activity, have been involved in a data breach, or are a victim of identity theft, it's crucial to change your password immediately.

Passkeys for PayPal

Create a passkey to securely log into PayPal without having to remember or type in your password.

How can I log in with a PIN?

PIN codes are short, but powerful. Here’s how to use a PIN to log in to PayPal.

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