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How to change Apple ID payment method on iPhone, iPad, Mac

There are all sorts of reasons why you may want to change the Apple ID payment method. Perhaps, your credit/debit card has expired, or you just want to update the existing information so that your incessant shopping of cool games and apps never hits a bumpy ride.

That said, the tech giant offers multiple ways to update the payment method associated with the Apple ID across platforms including iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, so that you can edit the whole info with ease.

How to change Apple ID payment method on iPhone or iPad

Typically, your bank or financial institution automatically updates any changes made to your card details, saving you the hassle of doing it yourself. However, there are times when this automatic update may not happen. If that’s the case, you must manually update your payment method on your iPhone or iPad. 

Note that if you have an active subscription or are a Family Sharing organizer, you need to add a new card first before you can change the default payment method on your iPhone or iPad. Similarly, you need to pay any pending charges before you can update your payment method.

  1. Open Settings → Tap [your name].
  2. Select Payment & Shipping.

    Tap on your Name and select Payment and Shipping
  3. Tap Add Payment Method.
    Fill in the details for the new payment method. Once finished, select Done.

    Tap Add Payment Method, fill details and tap Done
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Tap the red Delete (-) button on the old payment method → Select Delete.
  6. A popup will appear, confirming your decision to delete the payment method. Select Remove.

    Tap edit and remove Payment method

How to update Apple ID payment method on Mac

To change your payment method on your Mac, you need to change your payment method on the App Store: 

  1. Open the App Store.
    • If you’re already signed in, click your name. If not, click the Sign In button and sign in using your Apple ID.
  2. Click Account Settings.
    • You might be asked to enter your login details again.

      Open app store on Mac and Tap Account settings
  3. Click Manage Payments beside Payment Information.

    Tap Manage Payments
  4. Select Add Payment → Once you finished adding all details, select Done.

    Select Add Payment
  5. Delete the old payment method by clicking Delete beside it.

How to change Apple ID payment method on Windows PC

If you’re using a Windows PC or an older Mac from macOS Mojave or earlier, you can update your payment method using iTunes. To do so:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Choose Account in the menu bar on top of the window.
  3. Select View My Account →  Manage Payments. If you’re using an older iTunes, select Edit found next to Payment Type.
  4. Click the Add Payment button and enter all its details.
  5. Select Done.

How to change payment method using Apple ID website

Whereas before, you can change your payment method online by logging in on or dedicated sites for Apple services like and, Apple now only lets you view and edit your payment methods by doing so directly on your Apple devices.

When you sign in on, you can click the Continue on Device button to let Apple send a notification to your Apple device/s. Click or tap this notification on your device to be taken directly to your device’s Payment & Shipping settings.

Can’t change your Apple ID payment method?

If you are unable to change your payment info linked with your Apple ID, ensure that you don’t have an unpaid balance, there are no active subscriptions and you are no longer sharing purchases with your Family Sharing group. Besides, also, make sure your devices are updated.

Can I change the payment method on iPhone with Family Sharing?

If you’re part of a Family Sharing group, you can only change the payment method if you’re the family organizer. Go to SettingsFamily Sharing[your name], following which the process for changing the Family Sharing payment method for family organizers is the same as above.

Wrapping up…

So, that’s the way you can keep your payment info linked with your Apple ID updated. As there are multiple ways to get it done, it’s pretty easy to do regardless of whether you are deep into the Apple ecosystem or using other platforms.

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