Debit and credit cards are becoming increasingly widespread, and the banking system is evolving at a breakneck pace. No one wants to pay with cash these days; instead, they prefer the ease of a debit card or wallet-friendly payment software. This is when the Cash App card comes in handy.
You must first activate the Cash App card for it to be usable. But what are the best steps you should take? What are the different procedures for activating the Cash App card? Let's see what we can find out!
How To Get A Cash App Card Activated
You can activate your card in two ways: over the phone or on your computer. It is up to you to choose or decide what you are most comfortable with. Here's what you should do in either situation.
On Your Phone
There are two simple ways to activate a cash app cardon your phone. You can use the QR code that comes with the card to activate it or use the card information instead.
The QR approach is likely the most popular because it is highly automatic and does not require access to a cash card. It's a simple procedure that activates your card in seconds with minimal effort. What you'll need to do is complete the following steps:
Open the "Cash App" app on your phone.
Select a cash-card symbol from the menu. It's in the left corner of the Cash App's home screen.
You'll see a drop-down menu appear. Then select "Activate Cash Card" from the drop-down menu. Cash App will ask for authenticated Permission to use your phone's camera. However, Permission is required to scan the QR code. Thus you must grant it.
Point your camera's focus to the QR code you were given and scan it.
Your card should be available once the QR code has been successfully scanned.
This option is only available on your phone, so keep that in mind. You can use both the QR code and the card data on the phone app, but most computers lack a QR scanning feature. As a result, you can only utilize your phone's QR code if you wish to use it specifically.
You can activate using your card details if you don't have access to your QR code but still want to use your phone. The information displayed on both sides of your card will be required. Here's what you should do:
Open the Cash App app on your smartphone. It is duly compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
Select "Activate Cash Card" from the cash card symbol. After you've made your choice, a drop-down menu will display.
Select "Missing QR Code" from the drop-down menu. This will move you to the next step in the card activation procedure.
Select "Use CVV Instead" from the drop-down menu. You'll be able to continue even if you don't have your QR code.
Enter the card details as they are required. This includes name, expiration date, CVV, and other pieces of information.
The process will be done once you have entered all required information and clicked "Activate Card." Your Cash App card will be ready to use at that point.
On Your Computer
The problem is that, while there is a computer app for making and sending payments, it is limited to that. The official app allows you to transfer money, but it does not allow you to activate your card.
This function can only be accessed via the mobile app, and the same can be said for canceling a Cash App account. Of course, there's no guarantee that the feature won't exist in the future, but it's not a foregone conclusion.
For instance, no matter how hard you attempt to get around it, you won't be able to activate the Cash App card without the app. You also won't be able to activate the card using a phone or SMS service.