How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device?

You can stop your children from downloading in-app purchases from apps downloaded in the Play Store or from Galaxy Apps by changing your settings.

 

It will not stop the in-app purchases from showing within the game or app, but any purchase will require you to enter your Google or Samsung password before it can be bought. Ensure you use a password that is secure and known only to you.

 

Play Store Purchases

 

1. Tap Apps

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

2. Tap Play Store

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

3. Tap Menu

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

4. Tap Settings

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

5. Scroll down the screen and tap Require authentication for purchases.

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

6. Tap For all purchases through Google Play on this device. All app purchases will now require you to enter your Google Play password to authenticate the purchase.

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

Note that the above steps will only apply to paid apps. Free apps will not need a password to download. However, you can set content restrictions for free and other content by changing your parental controls.

 

Setting Parental Controls in the Play Store

 

1. Tap Apps

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

2. Tap Play Store

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

3. Tap Menu

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

4. Tap Settings

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

5. Parental Controls

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

6. Tap the switch to on

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

7. Enter a PIN. Ensure that this is memorable and known only to you

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

8. Confirm your PIN

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

9. Tap each section to confirm what can be viewed without a PIN.

 

For example, to only allow movies with a U rating, tap Movies and then select U

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

 

Galaxy Apps Store Purchases

 

1. Tap Apps

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

2. Tap Galaxy Apps

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

3. Tap More

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

4. Tap Settings

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

5. Slide the switch on Purchase Protection to on. All app purchases will now require you to enter your Samsung password to authenticate the purchase.

 

How do I stop my children from making in-app purchases on my Samsung Galaxy device? 

 

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