To be able to buy things with my paypal, I have to link my phone to it and type in a number that paypal texts my phone. Unfortunately, my phone screen is cracked in the bottom right hand corner so I cant complete the fourth digit of my PIN number access my phone. I can, however, see a notification when I'm messaged with the first ~5 words of the message, which would allow me to see the code that I have to input. Unfortunately, this only works for the first message. Now it just reads "11 Unread messages. Tap to view". I was wondering if there was some way to clear my messages without logging into my phone? Like factory reset or something?
Factory reset may clear the notifications, but a better thing would be to fix your phone or replace it. You should be able to setup PayPal without a text to your phone though, there should be an option to verify things using email.