Step-by-Step Guide on How to Remove Cards From Apple Pay
Removing cards from Apple Pay is a fairly straightforward process. The only difficult part may be finding the correct settings on your device. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Wallet app on your Home screen and select the card you’d like to remove.
- Tap on the Info tab in the bottom right hand corner of the display and tap “Remove Card.”
- Confirm that you want to remove the card by tapping “Remove” again. This will delete the card from your device and prevent it from being used with Apple Pay in the future.
Keep in mind that removing a card from Apple Pay doesn’t cancel or close your underlying credit or debit account—it just removes it as a payment option through Apple Pay. To close an account, you’ll need to contact your bank or financial institution directly.
Tips for Safeguarding Your Payment Information
Using mobile payment methods, such as Apple Pay, is a great way to ensure that your payments are secure and contactless. But in order to benefit from the convenience and security, it’s essential to remain vigilant about safeguarding your payment information.
Here are a few tips for keeping your information safe when using Apple Pay:
- Regularly review your Payment Card details associated with your Apple Pay account – check the card ending in numbers and expiration date.
- Always make sure the card you are removing is not the one you use to make App Store or Apple Music purchases.
- Be sure that you have updated the card information on all of your mobile devices with the latest two-factor authentication code sent by your bank.
- To avoid fraud or unauthorized access, always remove cards securely with Touch ID or Face ID on compatible devices.
- Finally, review your transaction histories and Financial Reports for suspicious activity—if you spot any unfamiliar charges or fraud alerts, contact customer service immediately.
What to Do if You Have Trouble Removing Card From Apple Pay
Removing a card from Apple Pay isn’t always as straightforward as you’d expect. Sometimes, the card may be stuck and won’t be removed, no matter what you do.
If this happens, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you’re able to remove your card from Apple Pay.
Contact Your Card Issuer
Sometimes, the issue is on their end and can be easily resolved by getting in touch with them. Ask them if they need any additional information from you or if there’s something on their side that needs to be addressed.
Check for Updates
Your iPhone or iPad may not have the latest version of Apple Pay installed. To make sure everything is working properly, check for any pending updates and install them as soon as possible.
Reset Network Settings
If everything else fails, resetting your network settings may do the trick. Resetting will log you out of any networks that are currently connected to your device and allow you to try setting up Apple Pay again with a clean slate.
Privacy & Security Settings for Your Card on Apple Pay
When you add a card to Apple Pay, it is stored securely in the Wallet app on your device. This means you’ll still be able to make payments using your device even when you lose your physical card or it expires. However, if you decide you no longer want to use a certain card with Apple Pay, it’s easy to remove it.
- Open the Settings app on your device and select “Wallet & Apple Pay”.
- Select the card you want to remove, then tap “Remove Card” and confirm removal by selecting “Remove” once more.
- When asked if you would like to delete the associated information from iCloud Keychain, select “Delete” if desired (otherwise select “Keep on my [device type]”).
Your selected card will now be removed from Apple Pay and will no longer appear in the Wallet app on your device. For added peace of mind, all data associated with this card such as transaction history and account numbers will also be deleted from iCloud Keychain.