Change your purchase verification settings for purchases on YouTube

You can choose whether or not to allow “quick purchases” on YouTube. When the quick purchases option is turned on, any device that you're signed in to can make YouTube purchases without any extra verification.

By default, purchase verification is already turned on, and applies to every device associated with your Google Account. When purchase verification is on, that means certain info, like your Google Account password, is required to make a purchase on YouTube. Having purchase verification turned on can help prevent accidental or unauthorized charges. If you don’t want to require verification, see below for how to turn on quick purchases instead.

Things to know:
  • Your preferred verification method may not be used in all purchase scenarios. In some instances, you may still be required to verify via another method that is not your chosen one.
  • Purchase verification may still be required for some Movies & TV show purchases on YouTube, even if you have quick purchases turned on. 
  • If needed, you can change or reset your Google Account password.

Turn on purchase verification

You don't need to manually turn on purchase verification — it's turned on by default at the account level. Any device associated with your Google Account will be impacted when you turn on or turn off verification settings.

Turn on quick purchases

Turning on quick purchases will disable purchase verification across all devices associated with your Google Account. To turn on quick purchases:
  1. Click your profile picture Profile .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Billing & payments.
  4. Click Enable quick purchases.
  5. Re-enter your password.
  6. You'll now see “Quick purchases is enabled." 

Note: Disabling purchase verification by turning on quick purchases may result in unauthorized purchases. By disabling purchase verification, you assume responsibility for all charges.

Re-enable purchase verification

You can turn on purchase verification again for increased protection against unauthorized or accidental purchases. To re-enable your purchase verification:
  1. Click your profile picture Profile .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Billing & payments.
  4. Click Disable quick purchases. 

When quick purchases are turned off, you'll be asked for verification during every purchase and on every device associated with your Google Account.

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