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Lyft allows riders to save multiple payment methods to their account for convenience when requesting rides. However, over time you may accumulate payment methods you no longer use or want connected to your account. Fortunately, Lyft makes it easy to remove saved cards and bank accounts.
In this article, I’ll walk through the step-by-step process to delete payment methods as a Lyft rider using the mobile app. With some simple taps in the app, you can securely remove any saved payment information.
My Experience as a Lyft Rider
As an occasional Lyft customer for over 2 years, I’ve saved a couple different payment methods to my account for convenience.
However, when my debit card expired, I needed to remove the old card number and update my payment method. Using the Lyft app, I successfully deleted my outdated debit card in just a minute or two.
The process was seamless, but if you haven’t deleted a payment method from Lyft before, this guide will walk you through each step.
Step-by-Step Guide to Delete a Payment Method
Deleting a saved payment method from your Lyft account only takes a few taps in the mobile app:
1. Open the Lyft App
Launch the Lyft mobile app on your iPhone or Android device. Log into your account if you aren’t already.
2. Tap on the Menu Icon
Tap the ☰ icon in the top-left corner of the screen to open the side menu.
3. Select “Payment”
Scroll down and tap on Payment from the side menu options. This will open your saved payment methods.
4. Tap the Payment Method to Delete
On the Payment Methods screen, tap on the card or bank account you want to remove from Lyft.
5. Confirm Deletion
A popup will appear asking you to confirm deletion of the payment method. Tap Remove to confirm and permanently delete the card or bank account.
Once removed, the payment method disappears from your Lyft account instantly. You can repeat steps 4 and 5 to delete other saved payment information as needed.
Tips for Managing Lyft Payment Methods
Here are some additional tips around managing payment methods for your Lyft rider account:
- You must have at least one valid payment method saved to request rides. Add a new card or bank account before removing your last method.
- To change your default payment method, tap “Make Default” next to another saved method before deleting your current default.
- Contact Lyft Support if you need help removing an expired or invalid card that is set as your default payment method.
In just a few simple steps, you can remove any saved payment information from your Lyft account using the mobile app. This allows you to delete old, expired, or unused cards and bank accounts linked to your rider profile.
Keeping only your active payment methods saves time at checkout and protects from fraud on unused accounts. Remove outdated payment details today for a hassle-free Lyft experience going forward.