Do you have children that use your Android device? Are you concerned about them making in-app purchases without your knowledge?
If so, you’re not alone. In-app purchases can quickly add up and lead to unexpected charges on your account. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to disable in-app purchases on your Android device.
Method 1: Google Play Store Settings
One way to disable in-app purchases is through the Google Play Store settings. Here’s how:
- Step 1: Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
- Step 2: Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner of the screen to open the menu.
- Step 3: Select “Settings” from the menu.
- Step 4: Scroll down and tap on “Parental controls”.
- Step 5: Turn Parental controls “On”.
- Step 6: Create a PIN that only you know.
- Step 7: Under “Use PIN for purchases”, select “For all purchases through Google Play on this device”.
Now, whenever someone tries to make an in-app purchase, they will be prompted to enter the PIN you created. This ensures that only authorized users can make purchases on your device.
If you forget your PIN or want to change it for any reason, simply follow steps one through four above and select “Change PIN” instead of turning Parental controls “On”.
Method 2: Disable In-App Purchases Completely
If you want to disable in-app purchases altogether, there is a way to do that as well.
Now, whenever someone tries to make a purchase, they will be prompted to enter their password before completing the transaction.
Keep in mind that disabling in-app purchases completely will prevent you from making any purchases within apps as well. If you want to enable in-app purchases again in the future, simply follow steps one through five above and turn off “Require authentication for purchases”.
Disabling in-app purchases is an important step to take if you want to avoid unexpected charges on your account. By following these simple steps, you can rest assured that only authorized users can make purchases on your Android device.