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Setting a Password for Every Purchase on Google Play

Everyday, parents the world over find themselves having to pay for apps that were downloaded by their kids without their knowledge.

Luckily, all it takes is a simple settings change to require a password for all Google Play purchases. Just follow the steps below:

1 – Tap the Play Store icon to open the Google Play Store.

2 – Tap the Menu icon to open the slide-out menu (look for the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner of the screen).

3 – Tap Settings.

4 – Tap Require authentication for purchases.

5 – Select the radio button beside For all purchases through Google Play on this device, then enter your password when asked to do so.

6 – Enter the password for your Google account (if asked to do so).

7 – Close the Play Store app.

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