How to Add Money to PayPal


This wikiHow teaches you how to add funds to your PayPal account by transferring money from your bank account either online or through the PayPal mobile app, using cash at a retail location, or by depositing a check.

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Using Your Bank Account on a Computer

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//www.paypal.com. If you're not already signed in, click Log In at the top-right corner to do so now. Transferring money from your bank account is free. This method requires a linked bank account. If you haven't yet linked a bank account to PayPal, you can do so now by clicking the Money or Wallet tab and then selecting Link a new bank. However, the process may take a few days to complete.

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It's below your balance near the top-left corner. You may see a message that asks you to try an instant transfer to your bank. Click Got It on this message to continue.

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It's under the "Money in" header. If you have a business account, you'll see two menus instead of the "Add money to your balance" option. Select your bank account from the "From" menu, then select PayPal balance from the "To" menu.

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Type the amount you want to transfer from your bank account into the "Amount" field.

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Your transfer will appear in your PayPal account within 3-5 business days.[1]

Part 2
Using Your Bank Account on the Mobile App

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It's a blue icon with a white "P." You'll usually find it on the home screen or in the app drawer. Transferring money from your bank account is free. This method requires a linked bank account. If you haven't yet linked a bank account to PayPal, you can do so now.

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It's under "PayPal balance" near the center of the screen.

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It's the blue button at the bottom of the screen.

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If prompted to do so, tap the name of the bank account you want to use to transfer money.

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A confirmation screen will appear.

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Your transfer will appear in your PayPal account within 3-5 business.

Part 3
Using Cash at a Store

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It's a blue icon with a white "P." You'll usually find it on the home screen or in the app drawer.[2] This method requires you to visit a , where you'll give a cashier cash to add to your account (plus a service fee of $3.95). It's no longer required to have a PayPal Debit card to add funds at the store.

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It's under "PayPal balance" near the center of the screen.

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It's the blue button at the bottom of the screen.

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You'll see a message that tells to bring your cash to a participating store.

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A list of locations where you can add money to PayPal in person will appear, along with the fee.

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Some information about PayPal CASH will appear, including the maximum amount accepted by the retailer and your PayPal account lyrics. It's best to wait until you're close to the location to complete the remaining steps. You'll be creating a barcode that will remain active for only 1 hour and bringing it to the location's cashier.

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It's at the bottom of the screen. This displays a bar code specific to your PayPal account, which is good for one hour. If you get to the location after an hour elapses, you'll have to generate a new barcode.

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The cashier will scan the barcode, process your cash and fee payment, and provide you a receipt. The money will be available in your PayPal account in about 15 minutes.

Part 4
Depositing a Check

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It's a blue icon with a white "P." You'll usually find it on the home screen or in the app drawer. If you haven't yet endorsed the check you want to deposit, do so before you continue.

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It's near the top of the screen.

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It's at the bottom of the screen.

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Some quick instructions will appear on the screen.[3]

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Follow the on-screen instructions to grant PayPal permission to access your location and camera. Once the proper permissions are granted, a privacy policy will appear.

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You'll have to provide your birthdate, social security number, and phone number to continue.

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Now you'll enter some information about your check.

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Tap $0.00 at the top of the screen, then enter the check's total amount.

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The camera screen will appear.

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The app will capture the check's image immediately.

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The camera screen will re-open.

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The app will capture the check's back side.

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It's at the bottom of the screen.

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You'll see different fees associated with each option.

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PayPal's check service will now verify the check's validity. This process should only take a few seconds, but sometimes may require up to 5 minutes. Don't continue to the next step until you see a message that says that the check is approved.[4]

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Don't void the check until the app prompts you to do so. When it does, use a thick marker to write "VOID" across the front of the check, and then follow the on-screen instructions to snap a new photo of the check. A confirmation will appear once this process is complete.