How to Activate a Cash App Card Without QR Code

If you have received a new Cash App Card, your next step is its activation. You can do it in two ways – via QR code and without it. If you are missing a code, here is how to activate the Cash App card without a QR code and other activation options you can implement.

To activate the Cash App without a QR code, you must use a CVV code and other card details and manually enter those numbers in your app. You need to select the “use CVV instead” option in your wallet and follow the steps presented.

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You can also activate a card online through a browser. Here are all the ways you can activate a Cash App Card.

Cash App Card Activation – Steps You Need to Take Before

Cash App is all about simplicity and user-friendliness. Therefore, this app allows users to activate their cards with a couple of easy steps. However, to prevent any hacker attacks, these methods require some security steps you need to take. In essence, you can not activate a Cash App Card without a verified account. To verify your account, you must provide your SSN number first and wait to be approved. Of course, you can skip this step and use a Cash App without a card, but you will miss out on many advantages a card will provide you, such as withdrawing cash from it or depositing money on it.

Once you have verified your account and you have ordered a Cash App Card, you will be able to activate this card via phone and online with your computer. Note you can activate and use Cash App Card without a bank account – all you need to do is to add money at CVS, Walmart, or Dollar General and ask for this service. But before it, you will have to activate your card.

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How to Activate a Cash App Card Using a Phone and QR code?

You can activate a Cash App Card on your smartphone in two ways – by manually entering data from your card or using a QR code. The simplest way to activate a card is by scanning the QR code. But if this is not working, then you should follow the set of steps. 

Activating Cash App Card Without QR Code

So if your QR scan is not working or simply something went wrong in your scanning process, or you lost the paper with the QR code, don’t worry. Here are steps to take to activate a card without a QR code:

  • Step 1 – Go to the Cash App application and enter the app.
  • Step 2 – Select the “Activate Cash Card” option.
  • Step 3 – A menu will appear, and when it does, select the “Missing QR Code” option.
  • Step 4 – Go to “Use CVV Instead” and follow the instructions.
  • Step 5 – Enter the other card details like expiration date and number.
  • Step 6 – Select the “Activate Card” option and you are done.

Activating Cash App Card With QR Code

Once you order your card, you will receive mail with the card and paper with a QR code on it. If you lose this paper, you can always activate the card by following the steps above. However, if you have a QR code, the whole process will be much simpler and faster. Here are the steps you need to follow.

Step 1Open the Cash App application.
Step 2Go to the “Activate my card” option.
Step 3Cash App will ask for permission to access your camera – click on agree.
Step 4Set the camera and focus it on the QR code you received.
Step 5If the QR code is scanned properly, your card should be ready for use.

Activating Cash App Card With a Computer?

If you, for some reason, don’t have access to a Cash App application and you have to activate a card, it’s possible to do this without the app. Just open the browser on your computer and type CashApp website. Go on the website and log in with your username and password. Once you are logged in, tap on the balance tab on the left side and choose the option “Activate my card”. Follow the instructions and finish your activation. Make sure your card is near you because, with the online computer activation, you will also have to manually enter CVV, expiration date, and card number.

What if You Can Not Activate a Card?

If you have followed all the instructions listed above and your card is not activated, there are a couple of possibilities on what can interfere with this process. The best and simplest way to resolve any issue with Cash App Cards is to contact customer support and let them troubleshoot the issue. However, there are some preconditions you must meet before even considering activating your card, and if these are not met, you will probably not be able to activate a card:

  • You have an unverified account,
  • Your Cash App account is suspended,
  • Your Cash App is not active,
  • Cash App application is not updated,
  • Your internet connection is bad.

No, You Can Not Activate Your Cash App Card Before You Get It

If you have wondered whether it is possible to activate a card before you get it, we can say this is not possible. As you can see, in order to do any of the activation steps, you need to have either a QR code or card details. And, unless you are psychic, there is no way to find out these numbers until you open the mail with them. Luckily, once you order a Cash App Card, it should soon be at your doorstep. But if you are eager to use the money from the Cash App, you can always link another debit card to it and use it.