How to lock or password protect Google Play Store (without third-party app lockers) [Guide]September 14, 2013 0 Email article | Print article
Share an Android device with other members of your family? Want to password protect the Google Play Store to prevent unwanted purchases? You’re in luck! This guide will show you exactly how you can set up a password inside your Google Play Store app! Let’s get started.
Before We Begin
Before getting ready to password your Google Play Store app, think hard about a password that you will use, then write the password down on a small piece of paper and place it somewhere safe if you feel like you will forget it. If you will remember it, then don’t write it done.
This guide works on Android 2.3 and higher.
How To Lock Or Password Protect Google Play Store
- Open up your Google Play Store app, and press the settings button on your device. If your device does not have a settings button, press the overflow button on the top right (the buttons with 3 dots).
- Once in the settings area of the Google Play app, scroll down a bit, and soon enough you’ll see something that says “Use password to restrict purchases”.
- Tick the checkmark box next to ‘Password’.
- After ticking the ‘Password’ checkmark box, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up that will ask you to set a password. Set your password. Be sure to think hard about a password that you will use, then write the password down on a small piece of paper and place it somewhere safe.
There’s a ton of great applications available for purchase on Google Play. With this guide, you’ve learned how to secure your Google Play App, so that only you can make purchases.