How to Remove a Card From Apple Wallet

January 7, 2024
David Sunnyside

Support for Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment service, is built into all of the latest Apple products, from the iPhone and iPad to the Mac, Apple Watch, and more. It's easy to add a credit or debit card to your digital wallet, and once you do, it's just as easy to use it at the checkout. However, if you decide to switch to a different card or need to remove one for some reason, it can be a bit tricky to figure out how to do so. This article will show you how to do just that, step-by-step, with photos to help guide you along the way.

Why Remove a Card?

There are a few reasons why you might want to remove a card from your Apple Wallet. Perhaps the old card has expired and is no longer valid, or maybe it was compromised by a scammer at a gas pump or some other place, and you need to disconnect it from your Apple account. You could also find yourself reaching the maximum number of cards allowed on your device, and need to clear out space to make room for a new one.

Apple does take steps to keep your payment information safe, and in some cases, it automatically removes a card from the digital wallet. For example, if you remove your passcode or Touch ID, sign out of iCloud, or turn off two-factor authentication for your iCloud account, any cards added to Apple Pay will be removed as well. If your card is no longer active, you will need to call the bank or credit card issuer to cancel it if you ever plan to use Apple Pay again.

David Sunnyside
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