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How to Add or Remove a Card From Apple Pay

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Apple Pay allows you to make payments using your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac. Here’s how to add or remove a card from Apple Pay.

It’s something I use all the time, but even to this day, making a payment using Apple Pay just by tapping my Apple Watch or iPhone near the card reader still feels a bit like magic. I don’t really need to worry about remembering my wallet when I leave the house, because I know it’s already strapped to my wrist or in my back pocket. I can even use Apple Pay to make payments on my Mac just by pressing the Touch ID button.

If you want to use Apple Pay, you’ll need to add some cards to your Wallet app first. And if you get a little trigger-happy, you can always remove cards from Apple Pay if you’re not using them. If you’re ready to make paying for stuff a little more like magic, then here’s how to add or remove a card from Apple Pay.

How to Add a Card to Apple Pay on iPhone

If you’re planning to use Apple Pay on your iPhone, you’ll need to add a debit or credit card to the Wallet app. This allows you to use Apple Pay to make payments with these cards.

To add a card to Apple Pay on iPhone:

  1. Open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap the + (Plus) button at the top of the screen.
    wallet app plus icon
  3. If you want to use a card you’ve added previously, tap Previous Cards.
    wallet app previous cards
  4. To add a new card, tap Debit or Credit Card.
    apple pay debit or credit cards
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Scan your card to automatically add the number, or tap Enter Card Details Manually to type them in.
    apple pay enter card number manually
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your card details with your card issuer.
  8. Once complete, you can use the card in Apple Pay on your iPhone.

How to Add a Card to Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Being able to make payments with your Apple Watch is incredibly convenient; you don’t even need to take out your iPhone when you want to make a payment.

To add a card to Apple Pay on Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. In the My Watch tab, scroll down and select Wallet & Apple Pay.
    apple pay wallet and apple pay settings
  3. If you have already added cards to Apple Pay on your iPhone, tap Add to add them to your Apple Watch.
    apple pay add existing card
  4. To add a new card, tap Add Card.
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  5. Add a card you’ve used before by tapping Previous Cards or tap Debit or Credit Card to add a new one.
    apple pay add previous card or new debit or credit card
  6. Tap Continue.
  7. Scan your card or tap Enter Card Details Manually.
    apple pay enter card number manually
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your information with your bank or card company.
  9. Once complete, you can use the card in Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.

How to Add a Card to Apple Pay on Mac

If you have a Mac with Touch ID, you can also use Apple Pay to make purchase on your Mac just with your fingerprint.

To add a card to Apple Pay on Mac:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the menu bar.
    mac apple menu
  2. Select System Settings.
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  3. In the left-hand menu, select Wallet & Apple Pay.
    wallet and apple pay settings mac
  4. Click Add Card.
    apple pay add card mac
  5. If you have any card details saved in Safari Autofill, click Continue to see if these can be used with Apple Pay, or click No Thanks.
  6. To add new details, hold your card in front of your webcam, or click Enter Card Details Manually.
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  7. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to verify the card with the card issuer.
  8. Once complete, you can use the card in Apple Pay on your Mac.

How to Remove a Card from Apple Pay on iPhone

If you no longer use a card, or no longer want to use it in Apple Pay, you can remove it from your Wallet. You will then no longer be able to use it with Apple Pay, and your transaction history for that card will also be removed.

To remove a card from Apple Pay on iPhone:

  1. Open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap the card that you want to remove.
  3. Tap the More button (three dots in a circle) at the top right of the screen.
    apple pay more icon iphone
  4. Select Card Details.
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  5. Scroll to the very bottom of the page and tap Remove Card.
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  6. Tap Remove to confirm your decision.
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  7. The card is removed from Apple Pay on your iPhone.

How to Remove a Card from Apple Pay on Apple Watch

If you want to remove a card from Apple Pay on your Apple Watch, you can do so directly from your watch itself, even though adding cards requires you to use your iPhone.

To remove a card from Apple Pay on Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Wallet app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap the card that you want to remove from Apple Pay.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Remove.
    apple pay remove on apple watch
  4. Tap Remove to confirm your decision.
    apple pay confirm remove on apple watch
  5. The card is removed from Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.

How to Remove a Card from Apple Pay on Mac

If you want to remove a card from Apple Pay on your Mac, you can do so through the Wallet & Apple Pay settings.

To remove a card from Apple Pay on Mac:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the menu bar.
    mac apple menu
  2. Click System Settings.
    mac system settings
  3. Select Wallet & Apple Pay from the left-hand menu.
    wallet and apple pay settings mac
  4. Select the card that you want to remove.
  5. At the bottom of the window, click the Remove Card button.
    apple pay remove on mac
  6. Click Delete to confirm your decision.
    apple pay confirm delete on apple watch
  7. The card is removed from Apple Pay on your Mac.

More Apple Tips and Tricks

Knowing how to add or remove a card from Apple Pay allows you to have the cards you need in your Wallet so that you can make payments with your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Mac without even needing your credit or debit cards with you. It really is incredibly convenient.

There are plenty of other ways you can get more out of your Apple gear. You can learn how to unlock your Apple Watch with your iPhone instead of having to type in your passcode every time. You can learn how to approve tasks on your Mac with your Apple Watch, such as installing apps or viewing passwords. And you can even learn how to automatically unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch, so you don’t need to enter your password every time.

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