You might be worried about missing the money in your Cash App account after misplacing your card, wondering if there was a possible way to lock your card. In this article, we will share with you a brief guide on how to lock a Cash App card.
Cash App is a mobile payment service that allows users to transfer money to others. This app also allows users to purchase bitcoin and invest in stock.
Cash App has a debit card, known as Cash Card, which can be used to make purchases using funds in the user’s Cash App account.
If your card is compromised, it can be used to make illegal purchases. So to avoid such situations, it is advised you get your Cash App card locked.
In this article, we’ll share a quick guide on how you can lock and unlock your cash app card.
Why Should You Lock Your Cash App Card?
Locking your Cash App card is very important as it is a security measure to prevent unauthorized access to your account, prevent potential theft and protect your funds from being misused.
Also, it is advisable to lock your card if you lose it or it becomes damaged, as this will prevent anyone else from using it.
How to Lock your Cash App Card
Follow the below steps to lock your cash app card:
- Open Cash App on your mobile phone.
- Tap on the “Card” icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on the three vertical dots on the card to bring out options.
- Toggle the “Lock Card” option to lock the card.
Congratulations you have successfully locked your cash app card but unfortunately, once you lock your Cash App Card, you can not withdraw money from the ATM using your card.
Not to worry, you can always unlock your cash app card using your app.
How to Unlock your Cash App Card
Follow the below steps to unlock your cash app card.
- Open Cash App on your mobile device.
- Tap on the “card” icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on the three vertical dots.
- Toggle the “Unlock Cash App Card” button.
Your card is now unlocked for use on ATMs and for making online payments and purchases.
How to Enable Cash App, Security Lock
If you’d like to enable a security lock to your Cash App account so that your biometrics or pin would be requested before completing a payment from your account then do this.
- Open Cash App and go to your profile
- Select Privacy and Security
- Toggle the Security Lock on.
- Choose a Cash Pin or touch ID for security.
What does it mean to lock your Cash App card?
Cash App Card Lock is just a security feature that enables you to block access to your account using your debit card. Especially in cases where you misplace your card, to prevent theft from criminals using your card.
How long does Cash App lock your card?
24 – 48hrs, you will wait for a period of 24hrs to 28hrs from the time you locked your account for your account to get unlocked. Note that you cannot perform any transaction within this period.
How do you know if your card is locked?
You would not be able to make online payments using a blocked card as it would be declined. Also when your card is blocked, the card reader at the ATM will not be able to read the card or the transaction would be declined. However, you can call customer care service to confirm if the card is blocked.