Can You Delete Apple Pay Transactions? Here's What You Can Do

What to Know

  • You can't delete Apple Pay Transactions, but you can remove the associated card.
  • Tap on the card in Wallet, tap Card Details, then tap Remove Card.
  • The card will no longer be linked to your Wallet, and the transaction list will be gone.

You might want to know how to delete your Apple Pay history for a number of reasons: maybe you bought a gift from a recognizable store, or maybe you just don't want your transactions listed out. Whatever the reason, if you're wondering how to delete Apple Cash transactions or Apple Pay history, the answer is: you can't. You can, however, remove the card entirely. There are pros and cons to this, so let's dive in.

How to Delete Transactions on Apple Pay

You cannot delete your Apple Pay transaction history. Whether you use a card or Apple Cash, your transactions are there for the long haul. The only way to remove your Apple Pay transaction history is to delete a card altogether. This means that the card will no longer be in your Wallet or linked to Apple Pay, so you will not be able to use it through those means going forward. You can always add it again, but it's a lot of effort to go through in order to erase your history, so think before you do it. For more ways to keep your data private, check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. In your Wallet app, tap the card you want to remove.

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  2. Tap the More icon in the top right corner.

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  3. Tap Card Details.

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  4. Tap Remove Card.

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  5. Tap Remove to confirm.

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Your card will no longer appear in your Wallet, nor will your transaction history for that card. However, your future transactions will still show up under whatever new card you are using, so if you want absolutely no record, the only thing to do is not use Apple Pay. Next, learn how to protect your privacy with Hide My Email.

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Amy Spitzfaden Both

Amy Spitzfaden-Both is the Managing Editor for iPhone Life magazine and an award-winning novelist, with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. She specializes in Apple news and rumors, health and fitness tech, and parenting in the digital age. She graduated from MIU with a BA in Literature and Writing.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.