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Set a budget for your Google Play expenses

You can check and track your Google Play expenses, and set and manage a budget.

Set a budget

You can only set a budget in the currency of your current Google Play country profile. Learn how to change your Google Play country.

Important: Budgets allow you to monitor your expenses and receive alerts when you spend a certain amount. They don’t prohibit transactions when you exceed your budget.

To set a budget:

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Payments & subscriptions and then Budget & history.
  4. Tap Set budget.
  5. Enter an amount.
  6. Tap Save.

Every time you buy an item from your account, you’ll see a message letting you know if you’re getting close to or are over your budget.

Note: Your monthly budget history is stored in your Google Account, but it will be removed after 1 year.

Change your budget

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. On the left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Purchase History.
  3. Select Edit budget.
  4. Change your budget and tap Save.

Remove your budget

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. On the left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Purchase History.
  3. Tap Remove budget.

See how much you've spent

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. On the left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Purchase History.

Fix problems setting or removing a budget

If you get an error setting or removing a budget, check your internet or mobile data connection, then try again.

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