How to Delete a Lyft Payment Method

Lyft is one of the most popular ride-share apps in Canada and the United States. There are various payment options to choose from, making it easy and convenient to use. What happens when you no longer want to use a method you put in the app? Are you wondering how to delete a Lyft payment method? We’ve got you covered below!

To delete a Lyft payment Method, tap on ‘Payment’ and select the option you want to get rid of and click ‘Delete card.’ Keep in mind that you can’t remove your primary payment method unless you add another one to replace it with first.

Lyft does not accept cash as a payment method. Lyft accepts payments via your Lyft account, a Lyft gift card, or a credit/debit card. Additionally, payment can come in the form of Google Pay, Venmo, Apple Pay, or in some cities, your checking account. 

How to Delete a Lyft Payment Method

There are many reasons you may need to delete a payment method on Lyft. If your credit/debit card expired or you needed to cancel a card, it would be time to eliminate it from the account to avoid future confusion. It is just as easy to delete a payment as it is to add one. 

Lyft accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, prepaid cards, and debit cards. To learn all about “where to buy Lyft gift cards,” click here.

Once you have a primary or default payment set up, you can’t delete that information before adding a new card to take its place. When a card in your account is about to expire, Lyft sends a notification to keep you up to date. 

If for some reason, a charge doesn’t go through before requesting another ride, Lyft will prompt you to change your payment method. Be sure to always have the latest version of the app.

Marking a Payment Method Your Default Method

  1. Open the app.
  2. At the top of the screen, click on the three horizontal lines.
  3. Click on ‘Payment.’
  4. Under ‘Payment defaults,’ you will see personal and business options.
  5. Tap on ‘Personal.’
  6. Your current default method has a checkmark next to it.
  7. Tap on the payment method you want to change to default.
  8. Click ‘Save.’

How to Delete a Debit/Credit Card from Lyft

  1. Open the app.
  2. At the top of the screen, click on the three horizontal lines.
  3. Select ‘Payment.’
  4. Choose the card you want to delete and click ‘Delete card.’

How to Remove PayPal Payment Method from Lyft

  1. Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on ‘Payment.’
  3. Tap on ‘PayPal account.’
  4. Click ‘Remove.’

Confirm your decision if the app asks if you want to remove a specific payment method.

When to Use Lyft

There are many reasons people utilize the Lyft service. Here are our top reasons to request a ride. To learn about “how far Lyft drivers will take you,” click here.

  1. The most popular time to use Lyft is getting to and from the airport. Many people schedule rides when going to the airport since arriving on time is a must!
  2. If you don’t own your car, Lyft can get you where you need to go!
  3. Having to rely on family or friends for rides is never ideal, so request a ride next time you have to be somewhere, and your car is in the shop.
  4. Going somewhere that has a lot of construction going on? If you are worried about detours, take a Lyft instead. Drivers are much more familiar with all the alternate routes.
  5. When going to a new location, ease your stress and anxiety by taking a Lyft. Then you can familiarize yourself with the area comfortably from the backseat.
  6. It is often easier to go to some places, like busy concerts or events, and get dropped off rather than looking for parking. Therefore, Lyft is an excellent option at these times.

More About Using Lyft

Learn more about Lyft services right here.

  • Did you know you can “rent a car from Lyft?” Road trip, anyone? Learn more here.
  • To learn all about “how many Lyft drivers there are,” click here.
  • If you need to be sure a ride is available, like when you are on your way to the airport to catch a flight, click here to read all about “scheduling Lyft in advance.”
  • Lyft Pink is a membership program that includes 15% savings on rides, special offers, a less strict cancelation policy, and priority airport pickups. It costs $19.99 a month.
  • Lyft accounts for about 30% of the ride-share market in the USA and Canada and costs a few cents less than Uber.
  • If you are wondering “why Lyft is so expensive,” click here.