Apps with in-app purchases

With some apps, you can buy additional content or services within the app. Here are some examples of in-app purchases:

  • A sword that gives you more power in a game
  • A key that unlocks more features of a free app
  • Virtual currency that can be used for purchases

Find out if an app offers in-app purchases

Before downloading an app, here’s how you can check if it offers in-app purchases.

  • On an app or game’s detail page, In-app purchases are listed next to an app’s details (ratings, downloads, file size).
  • Before you install an app using the Google Play Store Play Store app, In-app purchases are listed on the “App permissions” screen.
  • See examples
    Permissions in-app purchases

To help protect against accidental or unwanted purchases, check that password protection is turned on for on your account.

Refunds and purchases

Here's how in-app purchases are different than other app purchases on Google Play.

  • There is no 15-minute refund period.
  • Refunds are generally given at the app developer’s discretion.
  • Developers are responsible for delivering in-app purchases.

If you've contacted a developer and still need help, you can contact our support team for problems with in-app purchases.