Add, Edit, or Remove Payment Method for Google Play

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Although there is a seemingly endless supply of free apps and games in the Google Play digital marketplace, there are some that cost money. Whether it's an in-app purchase for an upgrade or to remove ads, or, to get the pro version of a particular application, users have to have a payment method set up and in place. If you use an app frequently and it helps you in your day-to-day life, it only makes sense to support the developers by snagging the full or pro version.

The Play Store offers a variety of payment methods; credit card, debit card, PayPal, and Subscriber billing. Even if you only use free apps, it's still a good idea to have an active payment method up and running. You never know when you might want that upgrade, or if you just get sick of the in-app ads.

In the following article, we're going to show how to manage payments for purchases made via the Google Play Store. We'll show how to; add a payment method, edit or update a payment method, and to remove a payment method, while using a Google Pixel running Android 8.

Add a Payment Method

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    On the home screen, tap or swipe up from the arrow to access your device's app tray.
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    From the app tray, tap the "Play Store" shortcut.
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    Once inside the Play Store, tap the three-dot menu in the top left corner, then tap "Account".
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    On the Account screen, tap "Payment methods".
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    If you want to use a debit card or credit card as your method of payment, tap "Add credit or debit card".
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    On the following screen, enter your card details
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    Be sure to enter the numbers correctly, including the CVV number on the back of the card.
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    Once you've entered the card numbers, your billing address will appear. Tap "Save" to add your card as a payment method.
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    You can also have your mobile carrier bill your account when you purchase from the Play Store by tapping, "Use Subscriber billing".
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    You'll receive an SMS message that says, "DCB_ASSOSICATION
    :
    [with a random string of numbers]". This is confirmation that 'Subscriber billing is now set up.
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    PayPal is also a payment option for Google Play
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    Tap "Add PayPal" to continue.
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    On the following screen, enter your PayPal credentials and tap "LOG IN".
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    To add a gift card, promotional code, or gift code, tap "Redeem code".
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    On the following screen, enter the code, then tap "REDEEM".
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Edit or Remove a Payment Method

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    From the Google Plays screen, tap the three-dot menu in the top left corner, followed by "Account".
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    On the Account screen, tap "Payment methods".
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    Once on the Payment methods screen, tap "More payment settings".
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    Now, select a browser to continue to the Google payments center.
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    When your browser opens you'll get redirected to the Google sign-in page
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    Enter your password and tap "NEXT".
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    Once inside Google's payments center, you'll see any payment methods that you've set up
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    Tap "REMOVE" in the bottom right corner of the payment method you wish to get rid of.
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    You'll be prompted with a message asking if you want to delete the selected payment method. If you're sure, tap "Remove".
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    If you need to update a payment method, tap "EDIT" in the bottom right corner for the selected method
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    Edit the payment information by tapping the pencil icon next to each section.
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    Once the new information is correct, tap "UPDATE" to save that payment method.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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