Do you want to learn how to update PayPal? There are several procedures to follow, and we have covered all!
Being a big fan of online shopping, you have opened a PayPal account with which you pay for the purchases you make on various sites and apps, avoiding to provide them with the details of your credit card. You feel comfortable, even if in reality you are not a great expert in technology and, therefore, you get in trouble when you have to perform slightly more complex operations than just buying an object online.
Now, for example, you have noticed that the PayPal app on your smartphone is not updated to the latest version available – as there are some functions you have seen on a friend’s phone – and you do not know how to solve the problem. Likewise, you have changed your mobile phone number and/or billing address and you don’t know how to update your PayPal account data to reflect all the changes you have made. How do you say? Are things actually this way? Then know that you’ve come to the right place at the right time.
In this tutorial, in fact, you will learn how to update PayPal by going through all the steps that will allow you to update the PayPal app on your smartphone (or tablet), change the card and data associated with your PayPal account, and update the browser you use. to access your virtual account from a PC, smartphone, or tablet.
How to update the PayPal app
Do you need to update the PayPal app on your smartphone or tablet? No problem: this is an extremely simple operation, which you can carry out directly from the store of your device.
If you use a smartphone or a tablet Android, visit the page of the Play Store devoted to PayPal and look carefully at the screen: if one of the buttons appears there is one that says Refresh, touch it, and wait for the progress bar is completed. If this button is not present then you are ok: the application is already updated to the latest version.
If you use an iPhone or an iPad, the procedure is similar: connect to the PayPal page on the App Store and check if the Update button is present on the screen. If so, tap on it and wait for the animated circle to be complete. If this button does not appear (and in its place, there is the Open button ), as happens in the case of Android, no update of the application is necessary.
If you want to avoid manually updating the PayPal app and the other applications installed on your device, activate automatic updates on your smartphone.
If you use an Android terminal, open the Play Store, press the ☰ icon located at the top left, and select the Settings item from the bar that appears on the side. Then move to Automatic app update and choose the Automatic app update option only via Wi-Fi (to prevent the automatic app update from consuming data under the 3G / 4G network).
If you use an iPhone or iPad, go to the Settings menu, move to the iTunes Store and App Store, and move the lever for the Updates option to ON.
If some of the steps are not clear to you or you want to know more, I suggest you consult my tutorial on how to update the applications.
How to update a PayPal card
You have a prepaid PayPal card and have associated it with your PayPal account. Now, however, you have requested another card, always from PayPal, and you don’t know how to replace it with the previous one associated with your online account? Don’t worry: this is a very simple operation.
First, go to the PayPal site and log in to your account by typing your email address and password. Now that you are viewing your summary page, move your cursor over the blue top bar, and click the Portfolio button. From this page, you can manage all your existing payment methods and add new ones.
If you want to add a card, move along the left sidebar and click on the Link a card button. At this point, fill in the form that is proposed to you by entering the Card number, shown on the front of the card, the Expiration, the Security Code, consisting of the three digits along the strip on the back of the card, and the Billing address, choosing from those already present or inserting a new one. The card number field will be filled in automatically on the basis of the circuit associated with the first 4 digits of the card number you have entered. To end the process, click the blue Link Card button.
Please note that to remove some spending and transfer limits from your PayPal account, you need to confirm the card. You may, therefore, be asked for a code, shown in the charge of 0.00 euros that you find on your card statement.
To conclude the update, after entering all the payment methods that you deem appropriate, the time has come to remove from your account those that you no longer use or that no longer exist. You can do this from the page where you are: along the right sidebar, find the Payment methods menu, select the item corresponding to the card you want to remove and, on the right, click the Remove card button, depending on the type of item you have selected.
Ti ricordo che puoi effettuare le operazioni che ti ho appena illustrato anche attraverso l’applicazione di PayPal per Android e iOS. Per fare ciò, dopo aver effettuato l’accesso al tuo account, tocca l’icona in alto a destra, che raffigura un ingranaggio, e seleziona la voce Conti bancari, dall’elenco che viene mostrato sul display. È veramente semplice: tocca il pulsante + per aggiungere un carta oppure seleziona uno dei metodi presenti e tocca l’icona del cestino, in alto a destra, per rimuoverlo.
How to update your account
The data relating to the payment methods, the personal data of the user, and the personal profile of the latter are stored in each PayPal account: it is important to keep all this information up-to-date and truthful.
To do this, go to the PayPal website and log in by entering your account credentials. Now that you are on your home page, click on the gear button, which you can find at the top right, along the blue top bar.
Through this page, dedicated to your account data, you can make changes to your profile information. The boxes on the right allow you to add a new address, a new email address, or a new phone. After clicking on the relative + button, just enter the required data and select the blue button at the bottom of the fields you have filled. Finally, after there is more than one data in the boxes, it will be possible to remove all those that are not marked as main (by means of a special checkmark added during insertion): click on the Remove button on the right of the row containing the information to delete.
The boxes on the left allow you to update the photo, the display language, and the time zone of your profile. It is also possible to change the Name, but only in case of typing errors and up to a maximum of 2 characters. Alternatively, to change the name, you need to upload the scans of some demonstration documents that are requested during the procedure.
If, on the other hand, you wish to add a bank account, go to the Portfolio section and click on the Link a bank account button. At this point, all you have to do is enter the IBAN code of a current account, whose legal holder must coincide with the name of the PayPal account, as shown in the precompiled field Legal name, and click on the Accept and connect button.
As in the case of the card (of which I told you in a previous chapter of this guide), some further steps are necessary for checking the current account. In particular, after accepting the direct debit mandate, PayPal will carry out two small operations on the indicated current account, for a total of a few cents. To confirm the checking account, it is necessary to correctly enter the precise amounts of the two individual debits that have been made.
I would like to point out that, as previously seen regarding cards, you can also update your profile data from the PayPal application for Android and iOS. To proceed, you must touch the gear icon, which you find at the top right, and select the Personal data item in the list of items on the screen. Easier than that?
How to update PayPal browser
If you are used to using your Windows PC or your Mac to consult your PayPal account through one of the many compatible browsers, however, have you recently experienced display problems? Then you need to make sure that your browser is up to date and that it complies with the security guidelines imposed by PayPal.
To update your browser, you have several possibilities: you can choose to take advantage of the settings built into the program or you can go directly to the browser’s website and download the most recent version, which will automatically replace the older one on your computer. For more detailed instructions on what to do, browser by browser, read the following.
Chrome – to check that the Google browser is updated to the latest version, click the Menu button, at the top right, and select the Help> About Google Chrome items from the menu that opens. A small animation will signal the search for updates in progress and possibly proceed with their installation. More details on this are available in my article dedicated to how to update Google Chrome.
Firefox – if you use the Mozilla browser and you want to start looking for new updates for the latter, click on the Menu button at the top right and select the Help> About Firefox items from the menu that opens. A box will appear on the screen showing the version number and an indication of any necessary updates. For more details, see my guide on how to update Mozilla Firefox.
Edge/Internet Explorer – the two Microsoft proprietary browsers are updated through Windows Update, the component that manages the installation of updates of the homonymous operating system and integrated Microsoft software. If you want more information on this, check out my article on how to update Internet Explorer.
Safari – if you have a Mac and use Safari, you must rely on the solutions integrated into the system to search for updates, ensuring that the automatic installation of macOS and application updates is active. In my guide dedicated to how to update Safari, I provide you with further guidance.
I would also like to point out that if your goal is to update the browser on your smartphone or tablet, you can proceed exactly as I indicated in the chapter on how to update the PayPal app: you just have to open the store and enter the browser name, checking for the Update button. The matter changes instead in the case of Safari, which updates parallel to the update of the iOS operating system. For this purpose, I point out my two guides, in which I talk to you about how to update applications and how to update iOS.
Now that you’ve learned how to update PayPal, why don’t you read our guide about How to buy with PayPal?