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Remove Credit Card & Manage Subscriptions on Google Play

Need may arise when you’d like to remove or modify your credit card information stored in your Google account that you are using with Android market and other Google services. Let’s check out in this post how to do so?

google wallet

Google wallet allows you to instantly manage your payment methods and subscriptions for your account. As soon as you login there, you will be able to see a full list of all transactions that you have made till now:

transaction list

When you click on an item, you will be able to see following details for it:

transaction details

  • Name of the developer or company.
  • Type of purchase i.e. online or offline.
  • Purchase date and time.
  • Amount charged from your credit card. May include details about VAT, but excludes any service tax or currency conversion rate charged by your bank.
  • Status of your transaction which can be either complete, pending or cancelled.
  • Name of the product that you have purchased. This may also include details about in-app purchases.
  • Your partial card number and billing address.
  • Transaction ID.
  • Contact details of the developer.

How to Remove or Edit your card?

When you go to your account’s Payment methods page, you will be able to see all the cards that are currently associated with your account:

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In front of every card you will see REMOVE and EDIT hyperlink. If you click on REMOVE, then the card will be permanently deleted from your account and if you click on EDIT, then you will be able to modify its information.

Note: If there’s only one card present in your account and you remove it completely, then you won’t be able to make any type of purchase unless you add it or some other card again.

Tip: If you’d like to add more cards to your account, then you need to click on Add a credit or debit card red button present at the top of the page. When you click on it, you are required to enter your card number, expiration date, security code and billing address:

add new card

If you want you can also set this new card as your account’s primary card. Google wallet currently supports all major credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover.

Managing subscriptions

The Subscriptions page of your account shows you a list of all those magazines, newspapers, games, services etc. that you are currently subscribed to. If you want to cancel a subscription then all you need to do is to click on Cancel subscription button in front of the name of the item.

Keep in mind, you cannot end a recurring subscription just by uninstalling the application from your device. You are required to click on cancel subscription button, else Google will keep on charging your card.

Also, subscriptions are completely different from regular application purchases and there is no 15 minute refund window for them. A subscription purchase is 100% final and you won’t be able to get any type of refund for it, unless you contact the developer and he agrees to issue you a refund.