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.
JOHN D WATSON says
I’ve got the same PayPal issue & I’ve tried everything possible deleting app redownloading I get the code & change password but it still kicks me off ??? I can’t even go into it with a new PayPal card that I just bought & loaded to pay a bill with & it too won’t work ? There isn’t much I know to do from here it’s been going on now for about a week now ???
I’m gonna give up because there isn’t anything I can do for now as of course they are closed & I can’t get any assistance from the APp because I can’t login ? So I won’t be paying my bill on time even though I tried really hard by just buying another PayPal Prepaid Card but guess what if your other PayPal Card didn’t work your out of luck their because URO they are tied together ? So don’t think you can just get a new shiny card & number & add money too it & go from there ? No you can’t do that either ?? You can’t use a Pay Pal card if you can’t login ? You can’t call & you can’t change your Password & start a new account because as far as they are concerned if your PayPal account won’t work nothing can be done ???
I’m truly Sorry I just didn’t get a regular Kroger or other Debit Card & load & register it with an automated call ! Not with PayPal !
Just thought I’d ad my experience to these other folks experiences ?
John D Watson
i want to login to my secondary paypal account but i have forgotten the password an when i try to change it it shows up with a phone number confirmation which i have no longer access to and there is no change button to change my phone number
Janet L Hayes says
I changed my phone number today how can I access my account, still have same email.
security key lost and unable to log into account without it
MARION LEE says
NO i FORGOT MY PASSWORD AND NEED TO CREATE A NEW ONE !!!!!!
Martha Lemon says
I want to change my Pay Pal password, I get the code sent I put that in then it goes to Create new password, I put it in but it tells me to go to Norton site. I no longer have Norton!
How can I get it changed, I need help.
I want to delete some of my cards on the account as well
Kenneth Donahue says
I forgot my password. Of course l know my email address and provided that on the login page. A new temporary pass was mailed to my old messenger account which I don’t use because my phone broke and I have a new number.
I wouldlike to get a new temporary .password or access code at my email. Is that possible ?
Glenn McMinn says
i need help , i can get into my account .. i think i have the right pass work and you had my phone wrong at one place then when i get to click on a # it is correct i note one place you already have a # 1 there but when i click on # the wright # comes up — i’m just trying to buy a $10’00 item but can’t. HELP PLEASE.