How do I add my mobile number to PayPal?

By adding your mobile number to your PayPal account, you'll be able to use text messaging to get your balance and send or request money. If someone sends you money to your mobile number, it goes directly to your PayPal account.

  1. Go to SettingsIcon Settings.
  2. Under "Phone number", click the + plus sign. A new screen will appear, allowing you to add a new phone number.
  3. Select the phone type and enter the phone number.
  4. Check the box beside "Make this my primary phone" if this is your primary phone number.
  5. Click Add Number.
When you add a mobile phone number, we’ll send you a text message with a confirmation code. Stay logged in and don’t exit from the window: 
  1. Go to SettingsIcon Settings.
  2. Under "Phone number", click Confirm next to the phone number you want to confirm. Stay logged in and don’t exit from the window. We’ll send you a text message with a confirmation code.
  3. Enter the confirmation code where prompted to confirm your mobile.
  4. Click Validate
Once you successfully confirm your mobile, we'll send you another text message to confirm that your mobile is now linked to your account. You now can check balances, send money, request money and cancel last payment via SMS messaging.

Take Action: Add and confirm your mobile phone number.