Protection against accidental purchases

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App Store

To prevent unintentional or unauthorized purchases from the App Store, you can turn off purchases in the Content and Privacy section. You can also add a password for purchases or prevent certain types of purchases.

To prevent in-app purchases:

  1. Go to Settings > Screen Time > tap Turn on Screen Time. If you already had Screen Time turned on, skip and go to step 3.
  2. Tap Continue, then choose "This is my (device)" or "This is my child's (device)".
  3. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions. If asked, enter your passcode, then turn on Content & Privacy.
  4. Tap iTunes & App Store Purchases > tap In-app Purchases > Don't allow.

To require a password before making a purchase:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap your name
  3. Tap Media & Purchases
  4. Tap Password Settings, then choose the preferred setting.

Purchase control for any minor family member:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap your name
  3. Choose Family Sharing
  4. Tap Ask to Buy
  5. Choose your family member's name
  6. Turn on or turn off Ask to Buy.

Google Play

To reduce the risk of making accidental purchases, enable authentication. This way, a purchase can only be made after entering a password or performing another action on the device. If necessary, you can also change the password.

How to enable or disable authentication

Authentication will only work for an account that has been activated. Once this is complete, you will be able to enable or disable authentication.

How to change the authentication settings on your mobile device:

  • Open the Google Play app
  • Tap the Menu icon next to Settings
  • Select "Authentication"
  • Choose one of the authentication options
  • Follow the instructions on the screen
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