How to Activate Your Cash App Card? With and Without QR Code(Quick Guide)

You can fund your Cash App by using a card. You need to have an American bank account or debit card. However, once you do, funding is sometimes a simple and quick process.

A step-by-step guide showing how to activate a cash app card with or without a QR code.

  1. To activate your Cash App card, 
  2. open your Cash App, then tap ‘Cash Card’. 
  3. choose your Cash Card, then press ‘Activate’. 
  4. Now click on ‘OK’ for permission to use your camera. 
  5. Hold your card up to the “camera”, and you’ll be asked to confirm. 
  6. The “barcode” will appear on the screen for you to scan. 
  7. Finally, you are ready to use.

How to activate the cash app card?

There are two different ways to activate your Cash App Card. You can activate it either with a QR Code or by providing the necessary card details (CVV, Expiry date).

What is QR-Code?

The QR code is a black and white box with a bunch of white and black pixels in a particular pattern. The QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The QR Code system was developed in 1994 by the Japanese carmaker Denso Wave.

How To Activate Cash App Card with the QR-Code?

If you are a Cash App user, and you have received a Cash app card for the first time, then you must be thinking about how to activate Cash App Card with QR Code.

Well! Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Cash Card option.
  2. Now Tap the picture on your Cash Card.
  3. It’s time to “Activate Cash Card”.
  4. Press the button “OK” to allow your camera.
  5. The last step is to simply Scan the QR code.

How to Activate Your Cash App Without a QR Code?

If you want to activate the Cash App card without a QR code, then there are two ways. The first one is by using CVV and the expiry date on the Card. And another one is by using a QR code.

It is hard to find the QR code that is why you need to follow the steps mentioned below to activate your Cash App card without a QR code.

  1. Open Cash App.
  2. Click the “Cash Card tab“.
  3. Open your Cash Card image.
  4. Now click to “Activate” Cash Card.
  5. Click to Use “CVV” Instead of QR-Code.
  6. Enter the updated details of your Cash Card.
  7. You are done!

Activation Charges of Cash app Credit Card:

Every time you purchase an item with your CASH app, you are charged for the transaction. However, there are no activation charges when you are signing up with your personal details to download the app. Additionally, there is nothing to pay in order to transfer money from your bank.

There are charges only if you are using a Cash app business account along with what type of card and transfer option for making the payments. However, there are charges that don’t appear on the list by default.

How to Fix a Cash App Card that is not Working?

You are probably wondering why your Cash App card is not working. This can be very frustrating especially when you need it to pay for food or some other necessary expenses. If you want to make sure that the application process for your Cash Card is complete, follow these steps.

Check Cash App Account Status:

Once you’ve completed the Cash Card activation process, you can verify your Cash Card account status by clicking on the “Settings” tab from your Cash App home screen. In the “Card” option, you will see the activation status of your card. If your card has not been activated, click on “Activate Card

Check Your Balance:

You can check your balance online anytime. And you can use our handy Banking 24/7 mobile app to check balances, pay loans, transfer money between accounts, deposit checks with your smartphone, and more.

  • Check online through Cash App.
  • Using an ATM.
  • Call to Bank.


That’s about it and we hope this quick guide helped you understand the Cash App Card activation process in a better way. To check how much money you have on your Cash App card. Also, if you face any problem during the activation of your card, do comment below and we will try to help you out.

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