How to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobile
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- To check your PayPal balance, all you need to do is log into your account.
- You’ll find your PayPal balance on the left side of your main account page on the website, or on the primary account screen in the mobile app.
- But in order to carry a balance, you will need to have a Cash or Cash Plus account (most people do). Otherwise, you won’t see a section for your balance on your main account page.
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For most, checking their balance on PayPal is an extremely quick and easy process.
Here’s how to do it.
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How to check your PayPal balance
In theory, all you’d have to do is go to paypal.com — or open the mobile app on your iPhone or Android if you prefer to check there — and log into your account.
Assuming you have the ability to carry a balance, even if your current balance is $0, it will be listed on the left-hand side of your main account page for desktop, or on the primary account screen for mobile users.
However, there is a bit of a catch: If you aren’t seeing a “PayPal balance” section on your main account page, it’s because you don’t have a Cash or Cash Plus account.
You may not have those if you’ve had your account for a while, as those account types are relatively new to PayPal. In that case, you’ll need to set up a new account first.
You should also be aware that you will still have to first verify your identity through PayPal in order to take advantage of that balance-carrying feature.
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