In Android, now most of the Apps offer in-app purchases to buy extra items, to unlock new features or to remove ads by buying premium membership. There is always a temptation to go premium whether its you or someone else using your smartphone. You might be strong enough to restrict yourself from buying anything but kids won’t say no for exciting offers like getting extra coins in a game or extra lives or gems. Good news is that you can turn off In-App purchases on Android by just going through some simple steps.
By default, in attempt to make a purchase through Google Play Store, it asks you for your password. On a successful authentication, Google Play Store will not ask you for the next 30 minutes. You can change these settings by following few steps. After that, you have to enter your Google password every time you want to make any transaction.
Also Read: How to Get a Refund from the App Store
Turn Off In-App Purchases on Android
Follow the steps enlisted bellow.
- First of all, open Google Play Store.
- In the top left corner, you’ll see Menu button. Tap on it.
- Now, scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Settings“.
- A list of settings will open. Navigate to “Require authentication for purchases” and tap on it.
- A pop-up will open with three options
- For all purchases through Google Play on this device.
- Every 30 minutes.
Select first option “For all purchases through Google Play on this device“. By default, “Every 30 minutes” is set.
That’s all. As you have turned off In-App purchases on your Android device so now feel free to hand over your smartphone to kids to play their favourite games.
If you have found any unapproved purchase then you can ask for a refund to Google Play Help. All you have to do is to fill out this form.
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