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Avoid kids from purchasing apps!

Having kids these days make adults somehow look stupid when it comes to techie gadgets and other stuff. They usually do things unknowingly and most of the parents tend to become unaware about it. So it’s best to know how to avoid kids from doing app purchase.

We usually lend them our personal devices or maybe set up their devices with our own accounts. You may probably be blinded by their age and you will not be able to know or see what they are really capable of doing.

My son whom I always talk about, made purchases from a game called “Coin Dozer”. Honestly, during the time that he made purchases, I don’t know what Coin Dozer is. I thought it was something that really requires money because of its title says COIN.

I didn’t scold him by that time since he was just three years old. But imagine a 3 year old kid is able to purchase things online. That could be a heartache if they purchase a huge amount of apps.

So, in this post, what I’ll be sharing to you guys is how to restrict your kids in purchasing app or any in app purchases on android phones or devices. Some people are already aware about it, but not everyone.

It is very easy! There are only 5 steps.

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store app

Step 2: Tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.

Step 3: Tap Require authentication for purchases

Step 4: Choose a setting

Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions

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This setting on your Play Store means that whenever a purchase is being done, whether buying an app or purchasing inside apps, it will require the user to enter the password for the google account on the device.

Hope this helps. Be a smart parent.

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