Amazon being one of the biggest retailers in the world it’s no wonder people are looking to buy all kinds of things, goods, services, and anything else you can think of Amazon will likely be selling it. So, today we’re looking at how to go about changing your card details on the Amazon mobile app. There’s a number of reason that you might want to do this.
How to change card details on Amazon app?
The easiest way to change the card details in your Amazon account is by going into Manage Payment Methods, which you can find by going into the hamburger menu in the corner of your display and into your Account.
It’s actually not that intuitive as it should be to change your card details when you consider it’s one of the biggest apps in the world. Maybe you entered the details wrong when you first set up the card, maybe you got a new card, maybe you just don’t like that Amazon has your card details and want to change them. Whatever the reason may be, we’re here to give you the step by step on how to change them.
If this is a case that you are using Amazon on your PC and want to quickly adjust your card settings on your phone with the app, then make sure to download the app from the App Store first. Let’s take a look.
Changing your card details
Card details are a bit awkward on the app. First things first, you cannot change the card number itself, the details you can change on the app are the expiry date on the card and the billing address on the card.
Thankfully this is fairly simple. First, make sure to log in to your account on the app. You can do this by selecting the 3 lines icon in the bottom right. Then select the account pop up at the bottom of the screen. This will create a log in prompt you can use to get into your account.
Next, the card details themselves. Navigate to the same tab we used before, those three lines icons and select account again. This will bring up a long list of different options you can use to affect your account. We’re going to select the “Your payments” option. This brings you to a new interface which is on the “Wallet” tab. Here you can see the different cards you have on your account.
Select the card you wish to change, and you will see an “edit” button to press. Once you’ve selected this you will see a drop down menu where you can select the expiration date of the card and a billing address which you can either select from different addresses that are attached to the account or you can choose to add a new address.
Adding a new card
As with the previous step make sure you are logged into your account by going to the three lines icon in the bottom right and selecting account to get the log in prompt. Once done, do the same again with the three lines and selecting account. This will bring up a menu of account settings. From here select “Your payments.”
At this point you will be looking at a new interface and the “Wallet” tab. Under this there is a “Card & accounts” section where you will see an “+ Add” option. Select this and you will see a further option to “Add a credit of debit card.”
Now, you can add a new payment method pretty easily with your updated payment card details. You can either enter your card details here or scan them with your camera instead. All done.
Deleting a card
Deleting your card is a little fairly straight forward, and you’ll have to use the same method as previously to manage payment methods applied to your account.
As with the previous steps make sure you are logged into your account by navigating to the icon in the bottom right of the screen that looks like three lines, selecting account and then logging in when the prompt appears. Next, do the same thing again, select the three line icon and click on the account button.
From here select the “Your payments” option. This will cause a new interface to appear and the “Wallet” tab. From here select the card you wish to delete and then select “Edit.”
Once you’re on this page scroll to the bottom and there will be a “Remove from wallet” option in red. Select this and you’re all done, and this should have sorted out your card detail issue. You may need to log out of Amazon and then log back in again if you want things to work smoothly.
What payment methods can I use?
Aside from the standard debit or credit card, you can look at using other payment methods aside from the standard options – you can new payment method in your account pretty easily. The best one for most people is to look at using gift cards and vouchers – you can even send gift cards via email).
You can also look at setting up Amazon Pay, which is their own online payment option. Millions of customers choose to use Amazon Pay, so it could be a better option than using your default card.
In conclusion it is a little frustrating that the app does not allow you to change the number on the card if you enter it incorrectly, but it does at least allow you to alter the expiry date and the billing address. Can be helpful if you move house so you don’t have to delete the card and re-enter a new one.