Apple Pay allows you to store your credit and debit cards digitally on your iPhone or Apple Watch for quick, secure mobile payments. But over time, you may need to remove a card from your Apple Pay wallet, whether it’s expired, lost/stolen, or you simply don’t use it anymore.
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick answer to your question: To delete a card from Apple Pay, open the Wallet app, tap the card you want to remove, tap the (i) icon, scroll down and tap ‘Remove Card’. You’ll need to confirm deletion by entering your card security code.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk through the full steps to delete a credit or debit card from Apple Pay on your iPhone, Apple Watch, and online. We’ll also cover what happens when you remove a card and how to delete Apple Pay cards entirely before selling or giving away your device.
Prerequisites for Deleting a Card from Apple Pay
You need an iPhone or Apple Watch set up with Apple Pay
In order to delete a card from Apple Pay, you will need to have either an iPhone or an Apple Watch that is set up with Apple Pay. Apple Pay is a convenient mobile payment system that allows you to make purchases using your iPhone or Apple Watch.
If you don’t have Apple Pay set up on your device, you will need to do so before you can delete a card.
The card you want to delete must already be added to Apple Pay
In order to delete a card from Apple Pay, the card must already be added to your Apple Pay account. If you haven’t added the card to Apple Pay yet, you will need to do so before you can delete it. Adding a card to Apple Pay is a simple process and can be done through the Wallet app on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
You’ll need to enter the CVV security code to confirm deletion
When you delete a card from Apple Pay, you will be asked to confirm the deletion by entering the CVV security code associated with the card. This is an added security measure to ensure that you are the rightful owner of the card and authorize its removal from Apple Pay.
The CVV code is typically found on the back of your physical card or in the card details section of your digital card.
For more information on how to delete a card from Apple Pay, you can visit the official Apple website at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206637.
How to Delete a Card from Apple Pay on iPhone
If you have a card linked to your Apple Pay account that you no longer wish to use or want to remove for any reason, you can easily delete it from your iPhone. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete a card from Apple Pay:
1. Open the Wallet app and tap the card
To begin the process, open the Wallet app on your iPhone. This app should come pre-installed on your device. Once you have opened the app, locate the card that you want to delete from your Apple Pay account. Tap on the card to select it.
2. Tap the (i) icon in the top-right
After selecting the card, you will see an (i) icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on this icon to access additional options and settings for the selected card.
3. Scroll down and tap ‘Remove Card’
Scroll down the screen until you find the option labeled ‘Remove Card.’ Tap on this option to initiate the card removal process.
4. Confirm deletion by entering the CVV
For security purposes, Apple Pay requires you to confirm the deletion of a card by entering the CVV (Card Verification Value) for the card. This step ensures that only the authorized user of the card can remove it from their Apple Pay account. Enter the CVV when prompted to confirm the deletion.
5. What happens when a card is deleted
When you delete a card from Apple Pay, it will no longer be available for use with Apple Pay on any of your devices. The card details will be removed from your device, and you will no longer be able to make payments using that particular card through Apple Pay.
However, please note that deleting a card from Apple Pay does not cancel or close the physical card account itself. If you want to cancel the card, you will need to contact your card issuer directly.
For more detailed instructions or troubleshooting tips, you can visit the official Apple Support website at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204506.
Removing a Card from Apple Pay on Apple Watch
If you no longer want to use a card on your Apple Watch with Apple Pay, you can easily remove it by following a few simple steps. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you remove a card from Apple Pay on your Apple Watch:
Step 1: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
To start the process of removing a card from Apple Pay on your Apple Watch, first, open the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone. This app allows you to manage various settings and features on your Apple Watch.
Step 2: Go to the My Watch tab > Wallet & Apple Pay
Once you have opened the Apple Watch app, navigate to the “My Watch” tab. From there, find and select the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option. This will take you to the settings related to your Apple Pay on Apple Watch.
Step 3: Tap the card you want to remove
In the “Wallet & Apple Pay” settings, you will see a list of cards associated with your Apple Pay on Apple Watch. Simply tap on the card that you want to remove. This will open up the card details and options.
Step 4: Tap ‘Remove’ and confirm deletion
Once you have selected the card you want to remove, you will see an option to “Remove.” Tap on this option and confirm the deletion when prompted. This step ensures that you don’t accidentally remove a card without intention.
Step 5: The card will be deleted from your Apple Watch
After confirming the removal, the selected card will be deleted from your Apple Pay on Apple Watch. You will no longer be able to use that card for transactions using Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.
It’s important to note that removing a card from Apple Pay on your Apple Watch does not delete the card from your iPhone’s Wallet app. The card will still be available for use with Apple Pay on your iPhone and other devices, if applicable.
For more detailed instructions on how to remove a card from Apple Pay on Apple Watch, you can visit the official Apple Support website here.
Deleting Apple Pay Cards Online
Sign in to your Apple ID account page
To delete a card from Apple Pay, start by signing in to your Apple ID account page. This is where you can manage various aspects of your Apple account, including your payment information. If you don’t already have an Apple ID, you can create one for free on the Apple website.
Once you’re signed in, you’ll have access to all the features and settings available to you.
Go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay
After signing in to your Apple ID account page, navigate to the “Settings” section. From there, locate and click on “Wallet & Apple Pay.” This is where you can view and manage all the cards that are currently associated with your Apple Pay account.
You’ll be able to see a list of your cards, as well as options for adding or removing cards.
Under ‘Payment Cards’, click ‘Remove’ by the card
Once you’re in the “Wallet & Apple Pay” section, scroll down to the “Payment Cards” section. Here, you’ll find a list of all the cards that are currently linked to your Apple Pay account. To delete a card, simply click on the “Remove” button next to the card you wish to remove.
Confirm your action if prompted.
Confirm removal by entering your Apple ID password
As an added security measure, Apple requires you to enter your Apple ID password to confirm the removal of a card from Apple Pay. This ensures that only you have the authority to make changes to your payment information.
Enter your password when prompted, and click “Confirm” to proceed with the removal of the card.
The card will be deleted from all devices
Once you’ve confirmed the removal of the card, it will be deleted from all devices that are linked to your Apple Pay account. This means that you won’t be able to use the card for any future Apple Pay transactions.
However, it’s important to note that removing a card from Apple Pay does not cancel or deactivate the physical card itself. You will still need to contact your bank or card issuer if you wish to cancel the physical card.
Deleting a card from Apple Pay is a simple and straightforward process that can be done online through your Apple ID account page. By following these steps, you can easily manage your payment information and ensure that only the cards you want to use are associated with your Apple Pay account.
How to Delete All Apple Pay Cards Before Selling or Gifting Your Device
When it comes to selling or gifting your Apple device, it is crucial to ensure that all your personal information is completely wiped out, including your Apple Pay cards. To help you with this process, here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete all Apple Pay cards before selling or gifting your device.
Erase the device to delete all cards and data
The first step in removing your Apple Pay cards is to erase your device completely. This will not only delete all your personal information but also remove your Apple Pay cards from the device. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to “Settings” on your device.
- Scroll down and tap on “General”.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Reset”.
- Select “Erase All Content and Settings”.
- Enter your passcode or Apple ID password, if required.
- Confirm the action by tapping on “Erase Now”.
By performing these steps, you will ensure that all your Apple Pay cards are removed from the device, along with any other personal data.
On iPhone, do a full restore with a computer
If you want to be absolutely certain that your Apple Pay cards are completely removed from your iPhone, you can also do a full restore of your device using a computer. Here’s how:
- Connect your iPhone to a computer using a USB cable.
- Open iTunes or Finder on your computer.
- Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes or Finder.
- Click on the “Restore iPhone” button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restore process.
Performing a full restore will not only remove your Apple Pay cards but also delete all other data and settings from your iPhone, giving you peace of mind when selling or gifting your device.
On Apple Watch, unpair the watch first
If you have an Apple Watch paired with your device, it is important to unpair the watch before selling or gifting your device. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap on your Apple Watch at the top of the screen.
- Tap on the “i” icon next to your watch’s name.
- Select “Unpair Apple Watch”.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the unpairing process.
By unpairing your Apple Watch, you ensure that your Apple Pay cards are removed from the watch and also prevent any potential access to your personal data.
Sign out of iCloud account as an additional step
As an additional step to safeguard your personal information, it is recommended to sign out of your iCloud account before selling or gifting your device. This will ensure that your Apple Pay cards and other iCloud-related data are removed from the device.
To sign out of your iCloud account, follow these steps:
- Go to “Settings” on your device.
- Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down and tap on “Sign Out”.
- Enter your Apple ID password and tap on “Turn Off”.
- Choose whether to keep a copy of your data on the device or delete it.
- Tap on “Sign Out” to confirm.
By following these steps, you can ensure that all your Apple Pay cards are removed from the device, along with your iCloud account and associated data.
Remember, it is crucial to take these steps to protect your personal information when selling or gifting your device. By following this step-by-step guide, you can confidently delete all Apple Pay cards and ensure that your data remains secure.
To summarize, deleting a single card from Apple Pay only takes a few taps once you know where to look in the Wallet app or Apple Watch app. Just remember you’ll need to enter the CVV as a security step.
Forgetting to remove cards before selling or giving away your device can lead to potential fraud or misuse. So it’s important to erase the device fully or unpair your Apple Watch. Following the steps above will let you conveniently manage the digital cards in your Apple Pay wallet.