How do I activate my debit card?

Activating your card is easier than ever. You can activate it by:

  • Logging into digital banking.
  • Calling 800-236-3838 to use our automated phone system.
  • Making a deposit or withdrawal at any U.S. Bank ATM.

Note: For your security, your PIN arrives separately from the physical debit card.

To activate your debit card using online banking

  1. Select your checking account from the dashboard.
  2. Choose Card controls, then Activate Card.
  3. Input the card information, then click Submit.

To activate your debit card using the U.S. Bank Mobile App 

  1. From the main menu select Manage cards.
  2. Select the card requiring activation.
  3. Select Activate Card.
  4. Input the required card information, then select Activate.
  5. Select Return to Card Management if you need to activate another card. 

To freely explore our digital banking services without using your own account, visit our Digital Banking Simulators page. If you'd like a step-by-step tutorial on how to use a specific service or feature, check out our Digital Explorer page.