Use password protection for purchases

You can turn password protection on the Google Play Store Google Play Store app to help prevent accidental or unwanted purchases on your device.

On some devices, password protection is turned on by default. If password protection is turned off, here’s how you can turn it on.

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Store Play Store icon > Settings.
  3. Under "User controls," touch Require password for purchases.
  4. Choose a password setting.
    • For all purchases
    • Every 30 minutes
    • Never
  5. Type your password.

Also, if you use the “Every 30 minutes” setting, you can review your password settings by selecting the Change settings link that displays after you’ve made a purchase.

If you need help with your username or password, go to Google Account Recovery for help signing in.
Remove password protection
Disabling password protection on your device may result in unauthorized purchases. We strongly encourage you to keep password protection turned on if you have children or if others could have access to your device. You assume responsibility for all charges made on your account.

Here’s how you can turn off password protection on your device.

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Store Play Store icon > Settings.
  3. Under "User controls," touch Require password for purchases.
  4. Select Never.
  5. Type your password.

Also, you can turn off password protection before making a purchase by selecting the “Never ask me again” checkbox when you’re asked to enter your password.

Note: Turning on password protection helps prevent unintentional purchases, but does not restrict access to your device. To help keep your device secure, we recommend setting up a screen lock on your device. To set up a screen lock, go to your device’s main Settings menu > Security > Screen lock.

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