I want to pay my AWS charges using a different payment method. How can I set a different payment method on my account as my default payment method?

You can set a different payment method for your AWS account by performing the following steps:

  1. (Optional) If you haven’t added the payment method to your AWS account already, follow the steps at How do I add a new payment method to my AWS account?
  2. Sign in to the Billing and Cost Management console and open the Payment Methods pane.
  3. Next to your preferred default payment method, choose Make default.

After a payment method is set as the default payment method, new AWS bills are automatically charged to that payment method.

Note: If you change your default payment method at the end of an AWS billing cycle, charges might still be billed to the original payment method. If you have questions about your monthly AWS bill and payment methods, create an AWS support case and select Account and Billing Support.

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Published: 2016-10-05