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How to Activate Cash App Card | ✅ 2 Simple Ways

How to Activate Cash App Card | ✅ 2 Simple Ways

Have you ever lined up to purchase something with your Cash App but then realized you ran out of battery or the network isn’t working? Not only is this embarrassing, but it’s also unnecessary when you could have had your activated Cash App Card to save the day. 

In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about the Cash App Card and outline the steps necessary to get one for yourself. There are two ways to activate your Cash App Card: with your CVV number or QR code.

Step by Step: Activate Your Cash App Card

No matter what method you use, activating your Cash App Card takes less than a minute. However, both activation methods require that you have the physical Cash App Card on hand. Once you have that with you, you can proceed to choose what way is more convenient for you:

Method 1: Activate Your Cash App Card with your CVV number

This method of activating your Cash App Card requires manually copying the CVV number of your Cash App Card and typing it into your App. 

  1. Open Cash App
  2. Select “Cash Card” or the rectangular icon on the lower-left part of the screen
  3. Tap “Activate Cash Card
  4. Select “Missing QR code” and then select “Use CVV instead
  5. Enter your CVV code and card expiration date on your Cash App Card
  6. Click “Confirm

If you want a more fool-proof method that requires less effort, you may use the QR method below.

Activate your Cash App Card using QR code. | Tearsheet.co

Method 2: Activate Your Cash App Card with QR Code

To activate your Cash App Card with a QR code, you may do so using your mobile phone or device camera. 

  1. Open Cash App
  2. Select “Cash Card” or the rectangular icon on the lower-left part of the screen
  3. Tap “Activate Cash Card
  4. Scan the QR code using your mobile phone or device camera

Keep Your Cash App Safe

With these two methods, you’re now able to access your Cash App balance using your Cash App Card with ATM networks and Visa Network merchants, even without your Cash App open.

Like any card, make sure to keep your Cash App Card details safe from malicious intent by never taking photos of your card and posting them online, and not sharing your debit card information with anyone.

The Cash App Card has no maintaining balance and annual fees. It can be used with ATM, Visa Network Retailers and direct deposit. | Cash.app

How to Order Your Cash App Card

In just a few clicks, you can order your Cash App Card using the Cash App. To order your Cash App card, follow these steps:

  1. Open Cash App
  2. Select “Cash Card” or the rectangular icon on the lower-left part of the screen
  3. Tap “Get Free Cash Card
  4. Choose your desired color (black or white)
  5. Select “Tap To Customize
  6. Write or draw your signature and select “Done
  7. Enter your mailing address and tap “Next
  8. Confirm your first and last name and tap “Next
  9. Review the fees, terms, and conditions and tap “Continue

After around ten days, your Cash App should arrive at your designated address.

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Anyone with a verified Cash App account over 18 years old can have a Cash App Card. | Cash.app

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cash App Safe?

Unless your log-in details are compromised, your money stored in your Cash App Balance is safe. However, Cash App is not FDIC-insured. If you accidentally send money to the wrong person or have had your account details compromised, there are no insurance claims.

Can I have a Cash App Card without a linked bank account?

No. All Cash App accounts require a linked bank account, so it is impossible to request a Cash App Card without one.

Does the Cash App Card have hidden fees?

The Cash App card by itself does not charge annual or minimum balance fees. However, loading your Cash App at Walmart will have a $3 fee, and withdrawing from ATMs will cost you $2.

Can I withdraw from an ATM for free using Cash App Card?

Yes, if you withdraw at least $300 direct-deposited paycheck every 30 days, ATM fees are reimbursed by Cash App. Cash App has ATM withdrawal limits at $310 per transaction, $1,000 every 24 hours, and $1,000 per week.

How long before balance changes reflect in Cash App after using Cash App Card?

When you use your Cash App Card at a Visa Network merchant or withdraw money at an ATM, it will reflect in your Cash App balance instantly.

How does Cash App Card get a bank account and routing numbers if it is not a bank?

Cash App has a partnership with Sutton Bank that enables them to generate these account details for their users when availing a Cash App Card.

How can I add money to my Cash App Card?

Adding money to your Cash App Card is the same as your Cash App. You may add funds to your Cash App balance through bank account transfer, debit/credit card, or loading at Walmart.

Who can have a Cash App Card?

Cash App users over the age of 18 with a validated account can request for a Cash App Card. To validate your account, key in your full name, date of both, the last four numbers of your SSN, and your mailing address.