TIP: Password protect your purchases through Google Play

TIP: Password protect your purchases through Google Play

In the wake of news that Google is facing a class-action lawsuit due to unauthorised charges accumulated through in-app purchases without parents permission, here’s a little tip to help you prevent against unwanted costs. The lawsuit has been filed against Google in the US District Court for the Northern District of California by a New York resident, Llana Imber-Gluck, whose child spent $68.95 on the Marvel Run Jump Smash! game without her permission.

You can help avoid such a situation by password protecting your Google Play in order to prevent unauthorised purchases.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch Menu > Settings (depending on your device, your Menu icon may look different).
  3. Under “User controls,” check the box next to Password – Use password to restrict purchases.
  4. Enter your password when prompted.

After checking the Password box, you will be asked to enter your password before making the next purchase on Google Play. After signing in to your account, you will be able to make purchases on Google Play for 30 minutes without having to re-enter your password. After the 30 minutes has expired, you’ll have to re-authenticate by entering your Google account password.

Taking necessary steps to prevent transactions from being carried out with your consent will help protect against any unexpected charges arising from purchases on your account, especially on a shared device.

About author

You might also like

Tips & Tricks

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.4.10 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.4.10 and few minor changes. What’s New – Transparent status bar when viewing listings. Of course, there could

Tips & Tricks

Nexus 5 to get Android 5.1.1 ‘LMY48B’ update this week: Sprint

The Google Nexus 5 is going to receive Android 5.1.1 this week, according to Sprint support. The Nexus 5 is going to be the first phone to receive build number LMY48B,

Tips & Tricks

How to unlock the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Bootloader to root

For those of you who have received your Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices and are anxious to begin tinkering with them then you’ll need to unlock the Bootloader. Whilst


Leave a Reply