iPhone stolen or lost?  See how to remove your Apple Pay cards

iPhone stolen or lost? See how to remove your Apple Pay cards

THE Apple Pay brings ease to users when making payments. It’s fast, convenient and you don’t have to take your physical card out of your wallet all the time. In fact, you don’t even have to carry your wallet in your pocket, as your cell phone safely holds your credit card.

But as much security as Apple puts on its system, there are those who are afraid to put their card data on the iPhone, fearing that it will be stolen and used indiscriminately by third parties.

Don’t worry, the apple thought about it too and in this article we’ll show you how easy it is to remove a credit card from your iPhone and Apple Watch, even if the device is no longer with you.


Safety

Unlike some other approach payment solutions that are actually a physical replica of your card (as in the case of Santander), Apple Pay is just a digital representation of the plastic card, fully shielded by the security of biometric authentication. That is, you do not need to use number passwords to activate it, as your finger or face biometrically prove that you are really you. With that, no one can use the cards registered on the iPhone, unless they have the face or fingerprint also registered on it (and therefore it is very important to have a strong password on the device).

Even with all the security involved, the ideal is that you take preventive measures in case your iPhone is suddenly stolen or lost. And it is possible to eliminate all registered cards, using only iCloud.

Removing the cards

To remove all your cards even if you no longer have the device in hand, you will have to connect to the iCloud.com website, using a browser on your computer. Because an iOS device does not work, unless you access it as if you were from a computer.

Follow the steps:


Step 1: Access icloud.com via your browser and sign in with your Apple account. Be careful never to enter through links that you receive by message, as it may be scam.


Step 2: Click the Settings.


Step 3: You will see the list with all your devices registered to the same iCloud account. Tap the iPhone that shows the Apple Pay symbol.


Step 4: Below the image of your iPhone you will see the list of all cards registered on it. To delete them from the device, click To remove.


Step 5: Confirm that you want to remove all cards registered in the device. It is not possible to remove the cards individually, as the purpose of this function is precisely to use it in an emergency. In the future, if you find your iPhone again, you can add all the cards again.

Repeat the same procedure for your Apple Watch, if you have cards registered with it too.


With this, Apple guarantees that cards cannot be used for payments, even if the device is offline. So, you have one less concern among the many that arise when your iPhone is stolen / stolen.


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