Most of us who use saved payment methods on our Android phones have experienced charges that we're not sure about. In some cases, it's difficult to figure out where the charges come from, who authorized them, and what they were for. While these payment services are convenient and easy for the things that we most frequently purchase through our phones, if you don't know why you're being charged or if you feel uncomfortable with even having your payment information stored on this app, you can completely remove it. If you've had issues or concerns with Google Play payments, you're in the right place to find the solutions that will best help solve the problem.
How to make changes to your Google Play Payment method
If you've added a credit card or other type of payment method to your Google Play account and you want to take it off, the process isn't difficult and it doesn't take long. The types of payment methods you can use are Google Play credit, Credit Cards, PayPal, and a few other options. You can go to your Google Play account and to to the link that says Accepted Payment Methods, then follow the link that says Fix Payment Issues On Your Account. This will take you to the area of your Google Play Account that allows you to make changes to your preferred payment methods. This is how you can edit the information on your Google Play account if you're having problems or if you need to make changes. We realize that if you're not familiar with this process that it might be helpful to have more detailed instructions until you become accustomed to working with your account homepage and the tools that the site provides you for making changes. We've put together a step by step process to guide you through the editing and removal processes if this is your first time.
How to Remove a Credit Card from Google Play
Google Support gives us a few tips about editing and removing payment methods including credit cards on your Google Play Account. From your device, you need to navigate to your Google Play Account. Under the line that says Edit Payment Methods, find the pay, google.com account. You'll see the words Payment methods on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on this link to bring up a menu of choices. Identify the credit card that you want to remove. There are a set of simple steps to follow to successfully remove any payment source from your Google Play Account.
How to Remove your credit card from Google play on a tablet
If you use a Chromebook with the Google Play Store app, it's just as easy to remove a credit card. Simply follow the same instructions and steps provided for the Android phone.
What if you want to add a different payment method?
If you remove a credit card account in error or you want to add another one, it's easy to make these changes. The first step is to go to your Google Play Account. Click on the link that says Add a Payment Method. You will be directed on how to process with straightforward and easy to follow steps on the site. It's easy to add your new payment method if you have the card number or the account number. It's important to note that you must only add accepted payment methods to your Google Play account. You can check on the main site to learn more about which payment sources are accepted.
What if my credit card account information has changed?
If you have changes to your credit card account, you may need to go in and make the edits on your Google Play account. .This happens most often when an account holder is issued a new or replacement credit card. If the numbers on the account change, you may be required to make these changes on your Google Play account or your card will be rejected as an approved payment method. Here is how to edit a payment method to bring your information current on your Google Play Account
- Step 1: Go to your Google Play Account
- Step 2: Follow the Edit Payment Methods link
- Step 3: Go to your pay.google.com account
- Step 4: Go to Payment methods. It's found on the left-hand side.
- Step 5: Click on the Edit link under the payment method that needs to be updated
- Step 6. Complete your updates with new and accurate information and then click on Update. Please note that it's helpful together with all of the new information that you need to enter in advance so you won't need to interrupt the process to retrieve it. This is all that you need to do to update the information stored for your payment method accounts.
It's easy to add a payment method to an online account and forget that it's there. There are many different reasons why you might want to remove a credit card from your Google Play account. If the card becomes compromised or it is no longer a card you want to use for this purpose, it's advised to remove it from the account to avoid making charges without realizing it. You can add or remove a variety of different payment methods to your Google Play account at any time. It's not a difficult process to complete but if you've never done it before, it's nice to have a step by step guide to help you navigate through the process for the first time. Once you've completed the process, you'll be more comfortable working with your account in the future. We sincerely hope that the information we have provided on the subject of removing a credit card from your Google Play Account has been helpful.
Written by Allen Lee
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