How does mobile check deposit work?

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In order to deposit a check in the Acorns app, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Acorns mobile app

  2. Select "Checking" to navigate to your Acorns Checking account

  3. Then select the "Checks" button

  4. Here, you will need to select "Deposit Check" and then follow the prompts 

You will be prompted to enter the amount of the check and take a picture of both the front and back of the check. You will be able to deposit up to 3 checks per business day. (See a full list of limits here.)


Deposit Timeframes

The processing time for a mobile check deposit can take 1-3 business days. Generally, if a check is deposited by 2:00 pm PST, Monday through Friday, the funds will be available in your Acorns Checking account by the next business day. If you deposit a check on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, funds will process and will normally be available in 2 business days.


Please keep in mind that mobile check deposits may not be available until your Acorns debit card has been activated for 15 days; or if you recently updated your primary checking account. You will need to ensure that your primary checking account has been verified and that you have successfully initiated one deposit into either your Invest or Acorns Checking account if it was recently updated. For more information on how to verify your primary checking account, please click here.


This is a standard security measure to help protect your account, protect your financial assets, and ensure that you, and only you, received your Acorns debit card. After 15 days, any on-screen messages will disappear and you should be able to use the mobile check deposit feature. 


Additional Information

Please keep the following checklist in mind when using our mobile check deposit feature.

  1. The check cannot be post-dated (we cannot accept a mobile check deposit that is dated for the future)
  2. The check must be made out to the Acorns Checking account holder's name (you cannot deposit a check to your account that is made out to someone else)
  3. When taking an image of the front of the check, it works best when you're in a well-lit area and put the check against a dark/contrasting background
  4. You must endorse the back of the check with "For mobile deposit only into Acorns" followed by your signature


Important Note: Once you submit a mobile check deposit, it cannot be canceled. After you have written "For mobile deposit only into Acorns," it more than likely will not be accepted at any other financial institution.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Customer Support

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