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Updating your Uber payment information is vital for the seamless use of the service. There are plenty of reasons you may want to update your preferred rideshare payment method. Maybe you want to take advantage of a new credit card that earns you cashback, or you’ve decided to have a different payment option whenever you request a ride.
Whatever the reason, adding a new payment method on the Uber app is an easy process that takes only a few taps to complete. You can update and add different payment methods such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, or cash. Your payment options will also depend largely on your country and city.
If you want to add a credit or debit card, you can employ the easier and faster scanning method. It involves using your phone’s camera to capture the card details instead of adding it manually.
Here’s how to update and add a new payment method on Uber.
How to change your payment method on Uber
1. Open the Uber app and tap the “three stacked-lines” in the top left.
2. Select Wallet or Payment from the list of options.
3. Tap Add Payment Method.
4. Select your prefered payment method.
5. Enter your information as instructed, such as the card number, expiration date, CVV number, and billing code. You also have the option to use the scanning method instead of manually inputting your card details. First, you’ll need to give Uber the permission to access your phone’s camera, then tap the camera icon located to the right column that reads Card Number. Then follow on-screen instructions to scan your card’s info.
6. Tap SAVE.
You can delete your payment method on Uber as well, but to do that, you’ll need to have at least one payment method at any time in your account – your Uber account cannot be left empty without any payment method. So to delete your only payment option, you’ll need to add a new one.
To delete a payment method > Tap the “three stacked-lines” in the top left > Wallet > Choose the payment method you want to delete > Tap the “three-dot icon” in the top-right > DELETE, and confirm.
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