How to Remove/Delete your Credit Card from Google Play

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.

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

30 Responses

  1. Apkcruze says:

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

  2. Phil Eglinton says:

    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!

  3. khan says:

    Very usefull.. thank you

  4. Ryle says:

    It works for me, thanks…

  5. D says:

    Thank you so much, extremely useful

  6. Dymon says:

    Thanks. That was very useful

  7. Monica says:

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

  8. rocky says:

    Thanks dude…its really helpful….!

  9. Teri says:

    Yes, Thank you!!!

  10. lei says:

    Yes. Very clear instructions. Thanks!

  11. curly_wurly says:

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

  12. Lily says:

    Thanks!!! really helpful 🙂

  13. zach says:

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

  14. Chintan says:

    thanks buddy..it worked fine with me

  15. kenny says:

    it’s work…thank you very much

  16. Haseeb says:

    Thanks .. It worked .. Good Job

  17. vinod says:

    thanks for the useful info

  18. JOFAAZ says:

    Thanks dear.. good piece of information

  19. Lance says:

    Thank you so much. Worked.
    🙂

  20. denis says:

    ty for your help

  21. Christina says:

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for this!

  22. Pei says:

    Thank you so much! The phone doesn\’t provide any interface for me to edit the account, which is very bad, and unsafe. 🙁

  23. sheilan says:

    Thank you very much.It works well and simple with your instructions.

  24. Shamal says:

    Thanks

  25. BETTY NERI says:

    Thank you so grateful have been searching on how to delete the cc and finally did it through this.

  26. lee says:

    Thank you so much. You just saved me 20 dollar charge from Verizon. Yes it was grate! AAAA++++

  27. Shimazaki says:

    thanks 🙂

  28. Me says:

    Thank you!

  29. James says:

    I can\’t delete all my payment methods because it says I have to unlink the CC from my subscriptions but I don\’t have any subscriptions.

  30. George says:

    Is there a way to remove the need to sign-in when my cellular telephone is awakened from timeout? This started when I activated Google pay. If not, how do I deactivate Google Pay?
    Thanks.

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