How to remove credit card information from your iPhone

By , Jan 25, 2017

If you have an iPhone, then chances are you have a credit card tied to your device in some way, shape, or form. Whether you’re using it for downloading apps with your Apple ID, linking it to use for NFC-based Apple Pay payments, or saving it to make payments through Safari with AutoFill, then you’ve got your credit card information stashed with Apple.

Because credit card information is one of those things you probably try to keep safe from identity thieves and malware threats, it’s understandable that you might have a conscience about removing them from your tech. In this tutorial, we’ll show you three different ways to remove your credit card information from your iPhone.

How to remove a credit card from your Apple ID

The first and most common place for a credit card to reside for use with your iPhone is in your Apple ID settings. This is the credit card that will be billed any time you buy apps, in-app purchases, movies, music, and more from Apple’s digital content stores.

To remove a credit card that’s already been associated with your Apple ID, follow these steps:

1) Launch the App Store app and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the app.

2) Tap on the Apple ID button.

3) In the pop-up menu, tap on the blue View Apple ID button.

4) Enter your password, or authenticate with Touch ID to continue.

5) Now that you’re in the Account Settings page, tap on the Payment Information button.

6) If you see your credit card information here, tap on the None option under the Payment Type header.

After selecting None, your existing credit card information will be erased from your Apple ID. You can confirm this by tapping on your old credit card vendor, and you’ll notice that you’ll have to re-enter all of your old credentials again.

7) Once satisfied, leave the setting to None and tap on the blue Done button at the top right of the app.

After following these steps, you have successfully removed your credit card information from your Apple ID!

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How to delete a credit card from Apple Pay

Another place where your credit card could be residing is in your Apple Pay settings. This is the credit card that gets billed any time you make an Apple Pay-qualified purchase through a supported app or when you make an NFC purchase at a retailer that supports near-field communication payments at the register.

To delete a credit card that’s associated with your iPhone for Apple Pay, follow these steps:

1) Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.

2) Scroll down and tap on the Wallet & Apple Pay cell.

3) Next, tap on the credit card you want to remove from Apple Pay.

4) Scroll all the way down and tap on the red Remove Card button.

5) In the pop-up prompt that appears, tap on the red Remove button to confirm your choice.

Now the selected credit card has been removed from Apple Pay on your iPhone!

How to delete a credit card from Safari AutoFill

The other place a credit card might be residing on your iPhone is in your Safari settings, where you might have trained iOS to automatically fill out your personal data in web forms that require payment information to complete a purchase.

To remove a credit card that’s associated with your iPhone’s Safari web browser, follow these steps:

1) Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.

2) Open the Safari cell.

3) Tap on the AutoFill cell.

4) Tap on the Saved Credit Cards cell.

5) When asked to authenticate with Touch ID, use your fingerprint to verify your identity.

6) Tap on the credit card you wish to remove from your AutoFill settings.

7) Tap on the blue Edit button at the top right of the page.

8) Tap on the red Delete Credit Card button at the bottom of the page.

9) Confirm you want to remove the credit card by tapping on the red Delete button one more time.

And that’s all there is to it for removing a credit card that has been associated with your iPhone’s Safari AutoFill settings!

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Have you ever needed to remove or change credit card information on your device before? If so, let us know why in the comments below.

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