How to Lock Cash App Card


One of the thoughts that have probably popped up in your mind is about what happens to your account balance on Cash App when your Cash App Card falls into the wrong hands.

Well the truth is that if it does fall into the wrong hands, your money on Cash App will be gone for good.

But hey!, get rid of such thoughts, you don't have to worry about that anymore.

That's because you can lock your Cash Card using your Cash App.

That way, you don't need to worry much when your Card gets damaged, lost or stolen. All you need to do is to just lock your Cash App Card to prevent anyone from using it to withdraw cash or make purchases with your money.

This article has been well articulated to arm you with sufficient know-how on how you can lock and unlock your Cash App Card.

What is Cash App?

Cash App, formerly known as Square Cash is a Fintech App that allows you to send and receive money through peer to peer transactions and invest in stocks and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Cash App is also used to pay for goods and services and also pay for subscriptions for water, electricity, Tv and Data.

What is Cash Card?

Cash App allows its users to have a debit card called Cash Card. Cash Cards can be used to withdraw money from ATMs and pay for goods and services either online or in stores, supermarkets and shopping malls with the use of POS devices.

When your Cash Card falls into the hands of criminals, they can easily use it to get money from your Cash App account and this is why you need to provide extra security in order to prevent such from occurring.

How to Lock your Cash App Card

Locking your Cash App is super easy, you just have to these simple steps;

1. Login to your Cash App account

2. Go to the bottom of your screen and click on the Card icon.

3. Toggle the Lock Cash Card option

4. Now, your Cash App Card has been locked. Easy right? great!

Now you won't freak out when you lose your Cash Card

How to Unlock your Cash App Card

Unlocking your Cash App Card is just as easy as Locking it. All you need to do is to follow the few steps below;

1. Login to your Cash App account

2. Go to the bottom of your screen and click on the Card icon

3. Toggle on the  Unlock Cash Card option

4. Viola! You've now unlocked your Cash App Card. This one was too easy, right? Sure!

Now, you can unlock your debit card and make transactions.

How to enable Cash App Security Lock

For more security on your Cash App account, it is advisable that you make some privacy and security settings that will require your pin, biometrics or I.D before any outgoing transaction is being completed.

This looks like Cash App demanding for your transaction pin, OTP or IDs like your Touch ID or Face ID before a transaction is being completed.

Enabling Cash App Security Lock doesn't require much, all you need to do is to follow these few steps;

Step1: Login to your Cash App account

Step2: Click on the Profile icon on your home page

Step 3: Select Privacy and Security

Step4: Toggle the Security Lock on

Step5: Input your Pin, password or ID

Step6: Confirm your Pin, password or ID

And that's how to enable your Cash App Security Lock, you'd now be asked to input your Pin, password or ID whenever you want to do a transaction before your transaction will be completed. Wrong or mismatching pins, passwords or IDs will make the transaction fail.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens when you lock your Cash App Card?

When your Cash App Card is locked, transactions using that card won't be able to  process. This means that the card won't be functional in performing transactions like Cash withdrawals from ATMs and purchases online or in stores and malls.

What is the duration of time that your Cash App Card is locked?

After Locking your card for some time and unlocking it again, it will take up to 24 to 48 hours before the Cash Card will be fully unlocked.

How do you know if your Cash App Card is locked?

When your Cash Card is locked, your online transactions using that card will fail or be declined.

Also, ATMs won't be able to read your card to perform cash withdrawals and that would make your Cash withdrawal to be declined.

However, to be sure that your Cash App Card Is locked, you can call the customer care service number to confirm if your Card is locked.

Does Cash App offer debit card?

The answer to this question is yes, Cash App offers a debit card to its users called Cash App. This Cash Card can be used to purchase goods and services online and also withdraw cash from ATMs.

You can also add your Cash App Card to digital wallets like Apple pay and google pay, to subscribe and pay bills.

How much is the fee for ATM withdrawal using a Cash Card?

Cash App charges its customers $2 for each ATM transaction that is done using Cash App Card. However, this does not include the fees charged by the owner of the ATM so it varies.

What are the Dollar limits on Cash App?

A limit has been placed by Cash App regarding how much it's new users can send or receive and they include;

$310 per transaction

$1000 per daily transaction

$1000 per weakly transaction


Locking your Cash App Card helps prevent your money from being stolen in cases where your Cash Card falls into the hands of criminals.

So whenever you lose your card or it gets stolen, you can quickly lock your card to prevent any unauthorized transaction from being made using your lost or stolen card.

This article has sufficiently covered the sine steps that should be followed to lock your Cash App Card and bolster the security of your Cash App.

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