How to Activate One Touch™ for Checkouts

Checkouts made more instant when you shop online.


One Touch™ is one of the features our customers tell us is one of their favourites. Activating this opt-in allows you to shop, review and pay without needing to type in your financial or account details, as PayPal remembers your preferences and verifies your identity automatically. What’s more, you’ll still enjoy the same Buyer Protection and free return shipping for eligible purchases*.

How To Activate

Opting in for One Touch™ is easy and can be activated instantly during checkout.

Step 1: Opt-in during checkout

How to activate

When you first checkout with PayPal, simply enter your email address and password for your account to verify your identity. To avoid misuse of your account, it’s also best to only activate One Touch™ on your personal device or computer.

Step 2: Check for our confirmation email

Checkout confirmation email

We’ll send you an email to confirm your opt-in. And that’s it — you don’t have to do anything else! Remember, you can choose to turn off One Touch™ at any time you wish. We will also turn it off if you stop using it on your 180 days as an extra precautionary measure to keep your data safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I activate One Touch™?

Activating One Touch™ saves you the hassle of entering your login details whenever you shop online. As payment is done through PayPal, you can still be assured of our protection of your financial data, as well as the bonus of Buyer Protection and free return shipping for eligible purchases*.

Does it work across all devices?

Yes. Once you’ve opted in for One Touch™, you can breeze through checkout for that specific device and browser for 6 months. If you’d like to have the same for your other devices, you just need to do the same opt-in when checking out on that device or browser.

How does PayPal help protect my financial account information when using One Touch™?

We never share full payment information with the stores you shop on, and monitor transactions closely for any possible frauds or unusual activity. To be extra secure, we’ll ask you to log in again whenever you update your PayPal account details, or your financial information. This way, we can make sure it’s you and not someone else using your account.

I still don’t feel safe checking out with One Touch™.

If you wish to deactivate it at any point, you can turn it off from your account profile at any time. The opt-in is always there for you when you feel ready.

What if the account is not mine?

If you’re shopping from a mobile device that is not your own, simply click on the Not Me button to log out. Using someone else’s account to purchase something means that you’d be making an unauthorised payment.

Where can I use One Touch™?

One Touch™ is accepted by millions of online stores worldwide. Don’t forget, you still enjoy Buyer Protection when you shop with our partners:

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* Terms and Conditions apply. Please refer to our Buyer Protection and Refunded Returns pages for more information.

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