If your device is regularly used by someone other than yourself, it is a good idea to restrict in-app purchases within the app. You can disable in-app purchases using the below instructions:
- Tap the "Settings" app on your device
- Tap "General"
- Tap "Restrictions"
- Tap "Enable Restrictions"
- Enter a passcode
Note: If you are turning off in-app purchases because the device is regularly used by a child, make sure that the passcode isn't the same as the passcode used to unlock the device.
Once the passcode is set, slide the “In-App Purchases” slider to “Off” (in iOS 6) or to the left so that it's white (iOS 7 and up). This will prevent anyone who doesn't know your passcode from making purchases.
To disable in-app purchases, please follow the below steps to prevent purchases being made on your device without your permission:
- Open Google Play
- Tap the Menu icon and then select “Settings”
- Tap “Require authentication for purchases”
- Select “For all purchases through Google Play on this device”
- Enter your password when requested
There are three purchase authentication options available in the Play Store app:
For all purchases: Authentication is required for every digital content purchase through Google Play (including within apps) on your device.
Every 30 minutes: Every time you authenticate for a purchase, you can continue to buy all forms of digital content through Google Play (including within apps) for the next 30 minutes without authenticating again.
Never: Disabling authentication may result in unauthorised purchases. You assume responsibility for all charges.
You can turn off In-App Purchases on your Kindle Fire by following these steps:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings
- Tap More
- Tap Applications
- Under Amazon Applications, tap Apps
- Tap In-App Purchasing
- Ensure the box next to Allow In-App Purchases is unticked
Note: If you have multiple Kindle Fire devices, you will need to complete these steps on each device.