While the UPI ecosystem in India is highly flexible and customisable, adding multiple bank accounts to your UPI account and linking each of them to around 3 or 4 UPI IDs is lot of UPI IDs to keep track of!
So, if it gets too overwhelming, it helps to know how to delete UPI IDs you don’t need anymore. Yes, that’s possible!
In this blog, we take you through the steps of removing a UPI ID from Google Pay, PhonePe and Fi.
Here’s how to remove UPI ID from Google Pay:
Here’s how to remove UPI ID from PhonePe:
Important: You must have at least one UPI ID linked to your bank account for one of our partner banks (@ybl, @ibl, @axl). (edited)
Here is a quick guide on disabling your UPI ID on Fi Money.
Disclaimer: Although the process to delete or deactivate UPI IDs varies slightly from one UPI platform to another, the overall procedure is fairly simple. The information provided here is for app versions dated Feb 1, 2023. Newer versions of the apps may feature revised methods to delete your UPI ID.
The UPI ecosystem in India offers great flexibility. You can link multiple bank accounts to your UPI account and have several UPI IDs. To simplify, learn how to delete or deactivate unnecessary UPI IDs. On GooglePay, log in, select the desired bank account, and manage UPI IDs by tapping the trash bin icon. On Fi Money, access your profile, go to "My Accounts," and disable UPI IDs using the toggle button. Keep your UPI apps clutter-free and try Fi Money's zero balance savings account for seamless banking.
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Yes, if you have too many UPI IDs cluttering your app, you can delete the UPI IDs that you no longer need. This makes it easier to manage your UPI accounts.
Each UPI ID assigned to a bank account in the UPI ecosystem is unique. So, when setting up your UPI account, you may find that your preferred UPI ID already exists. In that case, you will have to create an alternate UPI ID that is unique and not currently used by any other individual.
You cannot directly remove UPI from your mobile number; it's linked to your bank account. To stop using UPI, you'd need to close your bank account or disable UPI within your banking app.