On New Years Day 2021, a burglar broke into my house, devastated the place and set off with several objects. One of them was my iPad Pro, which could have given the thief access to my Apple Pay information if they had managed to break through the lock screen. Fortunately, Apple makes it easy to remove your billing information from any device.

Remove Apple Pay cards in the Find My app

You can use the Find My app to track down a lost or stolen Apple device. However, you can also use them to remotely remove your Apple Pay information. You must either use a secondary Apple device that is enrolled with your Apple ID or the iCloud web application.

  1. Open the Find My app on an Apple device or go to iCloud.com/find and sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Select your lost device from the list.
  3. Scroll down and enable “Mark as lost.”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a lock PIN for your device. Make sure you write this down in a safe place as you will need it to unlock your device if it is found.
  5. Locking your device this way will automatically remove any saved payment information

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I used this method to remove my Apple Pay information from my stolen iPad Pro. Unfortunately, I never got the iPad back, but if you’re lucky enough to get your lost iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch back, you can simply unlock it with the PIN provided in step 4.

Remove Apple Pay cards from the Apple ID website

Again, using the Find My app is the best option for dealing with a lost or stolen Apple device. However there MakeUseOf indicates thisYou can also use the Apple ID website to remove your Apple Pay information from a specific device at any time without putting it in “Lost Mode”.

  1. In a web browser, open the Apple ID homepage and sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Find the device you want to erase and select it from the list on your Apple ID account page.
  3. Choose “Remove card.”
  4. click “Remove” to confirm this card and remove it from your device.
  5. Repeat this process for other cards or devices.