How to Remove Card From Apple Pay

February 22, 2024
David Sunnyside

The first payment card or pass you add to Apple Pay becomes your default. You can use Apple Pay in stores, within apps and on the web, and at participating airlines and hotels.

You can also update the billing and contact information that Apple Pay uses for in-app purchases. The Wallet app also shows you the last four digits of your card number and the Device Account Number, which merchants see. You can also change your default card in Wallet, and you can remove credit and debit cards that you no longer want to use.

Using Apple Pay is secure. When you make a purchase, the card number and expiration date are never shown to the merchant or transmitted over the Internet, and your card details aren’t stored on your iPhone or Apple Watch. And you can protect your card details even more by marking your iPhone or Apple Watch as lost, so only the person who finds it can use it to make a payment.

If you lose your iPhone or Apple Watch, it’s easy to suspend Apple Pay. This stops other people from using your cards, and it turns off Apple Pay on the device if you have Wrist Detection or your passcode is active. You can also remotely erase the device using Find My, which completely disables Apple Pay and removes all your cards.

If you use iCloud+ or Family Sharing and have an unpaid balance or subscription, you might need to keep one payment method on file. See how to cancel iCloud+ and other subscriptions or turn off Family Sharing.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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