How do I change my PayPal password

Changing your PayPal password will only take a few minutes, as explained below:

  • First, open a new browser window and type "www.paypal.com" inside the address bar; then hit Enter (on Windows 7 / Vista / XP or Linux) or Return (if you are using Mac OS X).
    Access www.paypal.com with your web browser
  • Once the PayPal login screen has loaded, sign in to your account as you usually do: enter your email address and your current password, and click on the "Log In" button.
  • If you receive an banner ad in the middle of the process (this happens all too frequently, simply ignore it by clicking on the "Go to my account" button to continue).
    Bypass this screen to access your PayPal account
  • The next screen will be your PayPal account summary screen, which displays current balance, a welcome greeting that includes your name, etc. Move your mouse pointer (cursor) above the "Profile" link inside the PayPal toolbar (on the page itself) to show the dropdown menu:
    Show PayPal account menu options and settings
  • Under the Profile menu, choose "More Options", as shown on the screenshot above.
  • PayPal will now open a page called "Profile Summary" - this aggregates into a convenient location all your personal account settings and options that can be configured. In the leftmost column ("Account Information"), click on the "Password" link:
    Click "Password" to change your current PayPal account password
  • In the following page, leave "Password" checked, and click on the "Edit" button.
  • Since PayPal is one of the most security conscious sites around, they will ask you to first verify some very specific data, like your bank account number. Enter the information requested (you can pick other choices from the dropdown menu to confirm your identity), and click "Submit".
  • Once you have successfully confirmed your identity by checking some data, you will finally be brought to the "Change Password" screen, which includes three text fields:
    Change PayPal password form for your account profile
  • Again for security, you'll need to re-type your existing password under "Current Password".
  • Then, type the PayPal password you want to change to inside the "New Password" field; to change your password, you will need to re-type the new one for confirmation purposes. Do so inside the "Re-enter new password" text field.
  • To finalize the password change, and apply it immediately, click on the "Save" button.

You have successfully changed your PayPal password! Just remember to start using it instead of the old one right away. 

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