How do I take a picture of a check using the Cash a Check service in the PayPal app?

Cash a Check features automatic image capture, so taking pictures of your checks is easy!

Place your endorsed check on a dark-colored, plain surface that is well-lit. Open the PayPal app and launch Cash a Check from the button on the home screen. Tap the first check image field and position your mobile device over the check at a slight angle so that you don’t cast a shadow on the check. Fit the corners of the check inside the guidelines and watch the box turn green. Turn the check over and tap the second check image field to repeat the process and take a photo of the back of the check.

If auto image capture moves too quickly for you, or your device doesn’t support it, you can take a picture manually by tapping the camera and flash icons on your screen.

After you take pictures of your check, the app will display the amount of the check. Simply confirm that the amount is accurate or correct it, and tap Next. Continue to follow the screen prompts to choose when you want your money. Review your transaction details on the Confirm screen and then submit the check for review.