How to Disable Samsung Pay

If you're not using the mobile payment app, you can turn it off

Samsung Pay

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If you set up Samsung Pay intending to use it, but have realized you're more accustomed to using physical credit and debit cards, you can easily turn it off or uninstall it. Here's how to disable Samsung Pay.

How to Remove Credit or Debit Cards From Samsung Pay

One easy way to disable Samsung Pay is to simply remove any credit or debit cards connected to your account. Samsung Pay will still be available, but with no cards connected to the account, you won't be able to use it. You can always reconnect your cards to Samsung Pay if you change your mind.

  1. Open the Samsung Pay app.

  2. Tap the three-stripe menu icon on the left of the screen.

    In some versions of Samsung Pay, you can just tap the Cards icon on the main screen after you launch the app.

  3. Tap Cards.

    Samsung Pay app icon, Three line menu, Cards button
  4. Choose the card(s) you wish to delete.

  5. Tap the three-dot menu icon on the right of the screen.

  6. Tap Delete card.

    Card to delete, Delete card button, Delete confirmation in Samsung Pay
  7. Tap Delete when the confirmation popup appears.

    Once a card is deleted, all of the transaction information will be deleted from Samsung Pay.

  8. Repeat the necessary steps until all of your debit and credit cards are deleted.

How to Uninstall Samsung Pay

This option is ideal if you have no intention of using Samsung Pay in the future. Uninstalling the Samsung Pay app will also erase all of your banking information from the service. If you change your mind, you'll have to download and set up Samsung Pay again.

  1. Go to Settings > Apps > Samsung Pay.

  2. Tap Uninstall.

  3. Tap OK when the confirmation popup appears.

    Apps, Uninstall button, OK button on Samsung

You can also long-press the Samsung Pay app icon in your app drawer to bring up a quick menu, which includes an Uninstall option.