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How to Disable “In App” Purchases on Your Android or iOS Devices.

If you have children using your mobile devices you will want to make sure that you disable their ability to purchase “In app” purchases.

On iOS go to your settings icon, and scroll down to the general button. Scroll down to Restrictions and click on it.  It will ask you for your restrictions passcode.   There is a list of things you can disable by default.   You can shut off In App Purchases about mid-way through the screen.  It should look like this.

in app purchases

For Android devices you cannot really shut off the “in app” purchases, but you can protect them by putting in a PIN code.   Just make sure it’s something only you and your spouse knows, and something our kids can’t guess!!!     To do this you would go to Google Play, go into the Menu and select Settings, like below:

When the settings screen comes up, scroll down to Password to restrict purchases.  It will then ask you for a password and to confirm your password.  Then anytime someone tries to buy something from your device, you will need that password to purchase the item.

Google Play

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