The experts constantly recommend that you change your passwords to keep your accounts safe. That doesn’t mean you have to change your password every week, but every once in a while doesn’t hurt. It keeps the hackers guessing, and if anyone did gain access to your password but didn’t tell you, you lock them out.
PayPal: How to Change Your Current Password
Changing your PayPal password sounds simple, and it is. But if you don’t feel like wasting time looking through all the options on the site, here are the steps to follow. Once you’re signed in to your PayPal account, click on the cogwheel at the top right. Click on the Security tab at the top.
The password option is going to be the first option on the list. You’ll need to enter your current password when you click on it, followed by the new password (twice). Once you’re done, click on the blue change password at the bottom, and you’re good to go. Keep in mind that you can’t change your password from the app; it has to be from your computer.
If you need to change your password because you forgot your current one, you can always click on the Having Trouble Signing in option. Also, to have a strong password, make sure to include a mix of characters and upper and lower case letters.
Other Security Settings
As long as you’re there, you’ll also see the option to change your security questions. PayPal will use these security questions to very it’s you if they ever pick up on a suspicious login. Other security options include enabling two-step verification, which adds an extra layer of protection to your account. The last option on the list, the Auto-login, helps you checkout faster by using One Touch from a specific device.
If you’ve seen suspicious activity on any account, then changing your password is a must. As you can see that changing your password on PayPal is very easy and can be done even if you’re in a hurry. How often do you change your passwords? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.