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How to register for the Barclays app

Step-by-step instructions to get set up

Once you’ve downloaded the Barclays app, you need to register for it. You can do this using an activation code or PINsentry.

  • Activation code Activation code

    You can get an activation code by calling us on +44 (0) 207 574 30011. The code can only be used once and is valid for 24 hours. If you don’t use it during that time, you’ll need to call for another code.

    Step 1

    • Open the app
    • Create a five-digit passcode. You’ll need to enter it every time you use the app
    • Confirm the number by entering the passcode again

    Step 2

    • Select ‘Enter an activation code'
    • On the ‘Verify your details’ screen, enter your eight-digit activation code

    Step 3

    • Enter and confirm the mobile number
    • Check the details you’ve entered are correct
    • Carefully read through the terms and conditions

    Step 4

    • To link your mobile to the app, we’ll send you a text message with a six-digit code
    • Enter the six-digit code
    • Tap ‘Verify’ to continue

    Step 5

    • We’ll confirm that your registration is complete
    • Tap ‘Continue’ to start using the app
  • PINsentry PINsentry

    Step 1

    • Open the app
    • Create a five-digit passcode. You’ll need to enter it  every time you use the app
    • Confirm the number by entering the passcode again

    Step 2

    • On the ‘Your details’ screen, select ‘Enter your bank account details’ and then tap ‘Continue’
    • Select ‘PINsentry card reader’ from the options displayed

    Step 3

    • Enter and confirm your mobile number
    • Enter your account details and your name
    • Carefully read through the terms and conditions

    Step 4

    • To link your mobile to the app, we’ll send you a text message with a six-digit code
    • Enter the six-digit code
    • Tap ‘Verify’ to continue

    Step 5

    • On the ‘Verifying account’ screen, select ‘PINsentry’
    • Enter the last four digits from the long number on your debit card
    • Slide your debit card into the PINsentry card reader and press the ‘Respond’ key
    • Type in your PIN and press ‘Enter’
    • The card reader will display an eight-digit code – enter this into the app and tap ‘Verify’

    Step 6

    • We’ll confirm that your registration is complete
    • Tap ‘Continue’ to start using the app

Need any help?

If you have any questions, need help getting set up or want to order a PINsentry card reader, just call us on +44 (0) 207 574 3001 1.