In the last decade, tech giant Apple Inc. has revolutionized technology with iPhones, iPads, and Macs, and secure digital payment systems like Apple Wallet and Apple Pay. Finding ways to innovate and grow, Apple Wallet was launched in 2014.  

Ever since its launch in 2013, Apple Pay has been adopted incredibly across users, banks, and retailers, accounting for nearly 92 percent of all mobile wallet debit transactions. In the dollar value of transactions, Apple ranked second bragging a total of $6 trillion in 2022. But this year, Apple Pay is the most used mobile payment service in the US, predicting a user growth from 38 million to 101.2 million at the end of 2023.

Apple Wallet card change

Apple Pay has risen over MasterCard and Visa in the last decade. (Image Courtesy: A man using Apple Watch to make a digital payment – Pexels)

Apple Wallet is a convenient and secure way to store your payment cards on your Apple devices. When you add multiple cards to Apple Wallet, you can easily switch between them for your purchases. But, if your cashless card gets an upgrade, or is unfortunately misplaced, lost, or stolen, or if you wish to switch cards, how to manage Wallet cards? You need to change your default card in Apple Wallet

Whether you’re using an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac, Technowize has got you covered through the process of changing your default card in Apple Wallet. Here’s a step-by-step guide. 

How To Change the Default Card In Apple Wallet

Changing the Default Card on Your iPhone

If you primarily use your iPhone for Apple Wallet transactions, changing the default card is a simple process.

  1. Open the Apple Wallet app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the card that you want to set as your default card.
  3. Touch and hold the card until it becomes slightly larger in the picture.
  4. Drag the card to the front of your other cards to set it as the default card.

Changing the Default Card on Your Apple Watch

If you frequently use your Apple Watch for Apple Pay transactions, you can easily change the default card by following these steps.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Navigate to the My Watch tab.
  3. Tap on Wallet & Apple Pay
  4. Under Transaction Defaults → Default Card.
  5. Select the card that you want to set as your default.

Changing the Default Card on Your iPad and Mac

If you use an iPad or Mac for your Apple Pay transactions, you can also change the default card. Here’s how:

On iPad:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Wallet & Apple Pay.
  3. Navigate to Transaction Defaults → Default Card, and choose a card.

On Mac:

  1. On your Mac, go to System Preferences → Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. If you have a Mac with Touch ID, choose the card from the menu.

Changing your default card in Apple Wallet is a simple process that can be done on your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily manage your payment cards and update your billing and contact information.