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How to prevent unauthorized purchases on Google Play

by John Clarke Freelancer
If you’re sharing your device with others and want to prevent unauthorized purchases from your Google Play account, then setting up authentication for the purchases is the best option. Setting up Authentication means, every time you make a purchase through your Google Play account, it will ask you for a confirmation password or code. Whenever you want, you can change your Google account password. Here is how to prevent unauthorized purchased and setting up authentication.

How to turn authentication on and off

The Authentication settings will only apply on the account that is active on the device. If you’re using multiple accounts or using the same account on the multiple devices, then you need to do it manually on them. Repeat the below steps for each account and each device, you want to enable authentication.

Here is how to set up authentication.

1.    Open the ‘Google Play Store’ app.

2.    Open ‘Menu.’

3.    Go to ‘Settings.’

4.    Tap on ‘Require authentication for purchases.’

5.    Select a setting.

6.    Go with the on-screen instructions and finish.

You can change authentication settings when you want. Your Google account password is required to change the settings.

How to change authentication settings on Chromebook

If you’ve Google Play Store app on your Chromebook, then you can change the settings on your Chromebook. Here is how to change the authentication settings on Chromebook.

1.    Open the ‘Play Store’ app on your Chromebook.

2.    Open ‘Menu.’

3.    Go to ‘Settings.’

4.    Tap on ‘Require authentication for purchases.’

5.    Select a setting.

6.    Go with the on-screen instructions and finish.

You can change the authentication settings with your Google account password when you want.

How to change the authentication settings on your Android TV

With the Play Store app of your Android TV, you can change the authentication settings. Here is how.

1.    Open the ‘Play Store’ app on your Android TV.

2.    Open ‘Settings.’

3.    Go to ‘Purchase authorization.’

4.    Select a setting.

7.    Go with the on-screen instructions and finish.

You can change the authentication settings with your Google account password when you want.

How to set up and use fingerprint authentication

If the device you’re using supports fingerprint authentication, then you can set up fingerprint authentication and use it to approve your Google Play purchases. To approve your purchase, you need to scan your finger.

1.    Open the ‘Google Play Store’ app.

2.    Open ‘Menu.’

3.    Go to ‘Settings.’

4.    Tap and check the box of ‘Fingerprint authentication.’

5.    Insert a password, when asked.

That’s it! If you’re setting up fingerprint authentication for the first time, then you will need to enter the password. From the next time, you need to authenticate with your fingerprint. You can change and reset the fingerprint authentication settings with your password when you want.

Jason Bravo is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2005. As a technical expert, Jason has written technical, manuals blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.


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