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 Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture.
  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions and then Budget and history.
  4. Tap Set budget.
  5. Enter an amount.
  6. Tap Save.

If you're close to or over your budget, you get a message every time that you buy an item from your account.

Tip: Your monthly budget history is stored in your Google Account, but it’s removed after one year.

Change your budget

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture.
  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions and then Budget and history.
  4. Tap Edit budget.
  5. Choose the amount for your budget, then tap Save.

Remove your budget

  1. On your phone, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture.
  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions and then Budget and history.
  4. Tap Remove budget.

Find how much you've spent

  1. On your phone, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture.
  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions and then Budget and history.
  4. At the top, you can find how much you spent so far this month.

Fix problems when you set or remove a budget

If you get an error when you try to set or remove a budget: 

  1. Check your Internet or mobile data connection.
  2. Try again.
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