How to Remove/Delete your Credit Card from Google Play

by Mayur on October 5, 2012

in Android, Google

Google Play (formerly known as Android Market) is an online store for all your favourite Android apps, games, music, movies, books, and magazines. The market offers both free and paid applications, where purchases can be made using a applicable credit, debit, or gift card and the payments are directed securely through Google Wallet. Perhaps, you must have noticed that Google asks for your Credit Card when making your first purchase from Google Play Store. And the next time you wish to buy an app, it doesn’t asks for the CC because by default it saves your Credit Card credentials during the first checkout without offering any option to continue without saving the card information.

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Now there are certain instances where this facility can be beneficial and risky as well. Let’s say your Android phone or tablet is accessed by multiple users or your friend asks you to buy an app for him using your Credit Card. Considering payment information is added to Google Play, your CC can be easily misused by those users for buying any of the paid Android apps from the linked device in a few clicks. If you don’t want to save your payment information in your Google Play Account, you need to delete your Credit Card after making a purchase. This however currently cant be done from within Google Play app and requires a web interface. Follow the steps below:

1. Sign in to your account at ‘https://wallet.google.com/manage’ using the same email address that you used to buy apps from Google Play. (This can be done either from your mobile phone or computer).

2. Google Wallet will show all your transactions. Click Payment Methods from the left pane, where your added cards will be listed.

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3. Click Delete next to the card information that you’d like to remove. A confirmation message will appear, click ‘Yes, remove it’.

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You can also Add a new card, update your payment or billing address information using the ‘Edit’ option and set one of the added cards as your default payment method by clicking ‘Set as default’ from the same webpage.

Note: Removing your payment method from your account won’t stop the payment for a transaction that’s in progress.

Hope you found this info useful. :)

UPDATE (15 May, 2014) – Google has added PayPal as a new payment method which users can use to buy apps and digital content on Google Play. PayPal is currently available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States, United Kingdom. You can add PayPal to your Google Wallet account using the Google Play store app or your computer.

In case you want to Remove/Delete your PayPal account from Google Wallet, go to Google Wallet and select ‘Payment Methods’. Then select PayPal and click Remove.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Apkcruze October 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Submitting your credit card details to play store isnt that good according to my view.

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Phil Eglinton November 27, 2012 at 3:40 am

Yes, I did find this info useful…. as it was the ONLY clear info I found on the web on how to del a cc with Google Play store!! And I had to accept their 3,000 line conditions before even seeing my cc info associated with my account. Geez louise!

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khan December 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Very usefull.. thank you

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Ryle February 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

It works for me, thanks…

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D March 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

Thank you so much, extremely useful

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Dymon April 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Thanks. That was very useful

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Monica April 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Thank you so much for teaching me how
To delete my card from google. I really love your easy
Methods.

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rocky April 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thanks dude…its really helpful….!

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Teri April 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

Yes, Thank you!!!

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lei June 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Yes. Very clear instructions. Thanks!

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curly_wurly July 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Excellent, thank you. Removed my bank details from mine and my husband’s phone. Saving pennies already! Stupid, addictive games!

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Lily September 5, 2013 at 2:14 am

Thanks!!! really helpful :)

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zach September 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

this really helped iv’e been trying to sell my tablet but don’t trust people to not use card

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Chintan February 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm

thanks buddy..it worked fine with me

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kenny March 15, 2014 at 11:45 am

it’s work…thank you very much

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Haseeb March 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

Thanks .. It worked .. Good Job

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vinod April 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

thanks for the useful info

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