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Checking your payment status and account balance

You can monitor your AdWords Express payments and account balance anytime you like. Here's how.

View your payment status or balance

Click one of the links below to see instructions for checking your payment status or balance.

How to check your payment status

Computer
  1. Sign in to your AdWords Express account.
  2. Click the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Click Billing.
  4. Click the Transaction history tab.
  5. Make sure that you're in the "Detailed" view, not the "Summary" view.
  6. Here are the different descriptions that you might see:
    • Automatic payment scheduled: A payment will happen in the next few days. This status shows for accounts on automatic payments with a bank account listed as the primary payment method. Once the payment has been completed, it'll show as Automatic payment.
    • In progress: A cost, payment or adjustment is under way. Once the payment has been completed, it'll show as Payment or Automatic payment. It might take a couple of minutes until this line item shows up on the "Transaction history" page after a manual payment has been made.
    • Payment: A payment that you've initiated has been applied to your account.
    • Automatic payment: An automatic payment that has been applied to your account.
    • Payment declined: Your bank or credit card company declined your payment.
    • Automatic payment declined: Your bank or credit card company declined your payment. 
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Android
  1. Open the AdWords Express app for Android.
  2. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Tap Billing.
  4. Tap the History tab.
  5. Make sure that you're in the "Detailed" view, not the "Summary" view.
  6. Here are the different descriptions you might see:
    • Automatic payment scheduled: A payment will happen in the next few days. This status shows for accounts on automatic payments with a bank account listed as the primary payment method. Once the payment is complete, it'll show as Automatic payment.
    • In progress: A cost, payment or adjustment is underway. Once the payment has been completed, it'll show as Payment or Automatic payment. It might take a couple of minutes until this line item shows up on the "Transaction history" page after a manual payment has been made.
    • Payment: A payment that you've initiated has been applied to your account.
    • Automatic payment: An automatic payment that has been applied to your account.
    • Payment declined: Your bank or credit card company declined your payment.
    • Automatic payment declined: Your bank or credit card company declined your payment. 
iOS
  1. Open the AdWords Express app for iOS.
  2. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Tap Billing.
  4. Tap the History tab.
  5. Make sure that you're in the "Detailed" view, not the "Summary" view.
  6. Here are the different descriptions you might see:
    • Automatic payment scheduled: A payment will happen in the next few days. This status shows for accounts on automatic payments with a bank account listed as the primary payment method. Once the payment is complete, it'll show as Automatic payment.
    • In progress: A cost, payment or adjustment is underway. Once the payment has been completed, it'll show as Payment or Automatic payment. It might take a couple of minutes until this line item shows up on the "Transaction history" page after a manual payment has been made.
    • Payment: A payment that you've initiated has been applied to your account.
    • Automatic payment: An automatic payment that has been applied to your account.
    • Payment declined: Your bank or credit card company declined your payment.
    • Automatic payment declined: Your bank or credit card company declined your payment. 

How to check your current balance

Computer
  1. Sign in to your AdWords Express account.
  2. Click the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Click Billing.
  4. Click the Transaction history tab.
  5. Under "Current balance", you'll see a negative or positive balance.

    Here's what each means:

    • Negative numbers show account credit that'll be used for future advertising costs. If you're on automatic payments, you'll see a negative account balance only if you've decided to make a payment for more than your previous balance.
    • Positive numbers show the amount that you owe for ad activity that you've already accrued. Sometimes a positive balance can appear in brackets in your AdWords Express account. If you're on automatic payments, your balance will usually be positive unless you've made a payment for more than your previous balance. It's not possible to have a positive balance if you're on manual payments.
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Android
  1. Open the AdWords Express app for Android.
  2. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Tap Billing.
  4. Tap the History tab.
  5. Under "Current balance", you'll see a negative or positive balance.

    Here's what each means:

    • Negative numbers show account credit that'll be used for future advertising costs. If you're on automatic payments, you'll see a negative account balance only if you've decided to make a payment for more than your previous balance.
    • Positive numbers show the amount that you owe for ad activity you've already accrued. Sometimes a positive balance can appear in brackets in your AdWords Express account. If you're on automatic payments, your balance will usually be positive unless you've made a payment for more than your previous balance. It's not possible to have a positive balance if you're on manual payments.
iOS
  1. Open the AdWords Express app for iOS.
  2. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Tap Billing.
  4. Tap the History tab.
  5. Under "Current balance", you'll see a negative or positive balance.

    Here's what each means:

    • Negative numbers show account credit that'll be used for future advertising costs. If you're on automatic payments, you'll see a negative account balance only if you've decided to make a payment for more than your previous balance.
    • Positive numbers show the amount that you owe for ad activity you've already accrued. Sometimes a positive balance can appear in brackets in your AdWords Express account. If you're on automatic payments, your balance will usually be positive unless you've made a payment for more than your previous balance. It's not possible to have a positive balance if you're on manual payments.

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