Password protect your Apps and Restrict Purchases

Apply passwords to your apps and avoid costly unwanted purchases. You must have heard people paying up excessively high bills for those accidental in-app purchases or in-game currency that children buy without knowing any better. But there is no need to worry about it. There is an easy fix for this in the Google Play Store. With just a few taps, you can save yourself from such pesky in-app purchases. You can add a secure password to your account and prevent anyone from downloading anyone that can cost you money without your consent. This password protection not only protects your apps but also secures other features including magazines, books and music. Subsequently you will be required to validate every transaction that is not free on the Google Play Store. From renting movies to cancelling your subscription, all will require you to enter your password.

You can add password protection with these simple steps :


Open up settings menu in your Google Play Store App.

Restrict Purchases

Under the settings tab, you will find ‘use password to restrict purchases’. Just tap on the box next to it to enable the option.

Enter the password

In the pop-up menu, you will be asked to to enter the password associated with your primary Google Account.

Then tap on OK and you are done. From now onwards you will be asked to enter this password every time you make an in-app purchase, rent movies from Play Store.

We highly recommend to verify this setting by just trying to make an in-app purchase or purchase something from the Play Store.



Post Author: Avneesh Sachdeva

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