How To Add A Password To the Google Play Store

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | December 30, 2013 12:47 PM EST

A wide array of reasons are cited you need to have a password on your Google Play Store. First, you do not want kids or other people buying apps and games that you will never use. You will never know what will happen when you hand your device to other users. Second, when your device gets stolen or lost, you do not want someone racking up charges by buying apps, movies and music on the Google Play Store.

Here are easy ways to add a password to the Google Play Store:

Step-by-Step Instructions

Basically, the process of adding password to the Google Play Store is extremely easy. You need to initially have a lock screen security in your device in case your device gets stolen. In seconds, you can add or remove a password to the Google Play Store.

1. Look for the Play Store icon in your apps tray. It is usually found on the first screen of Android devices.

2. If you are already in the Google Play, start by choosing the Menu, which is the three dots located in the upper right or in some cases, it is the dedicated Menu button. For Samsung devices, it is located in the left of the home button. After you hit the Menu, click on the Settings in the Play Store.

3. Confirm the password to disable or enable this feature. It is similar to the regular password you use for your Gmail account that is associated with the device that you use. Basically, it is the password that you made when you setup your device.

4. Go to the Play Store and select Settings, then look for user controls and select the password option. Enter the password and you are done.

The next time you try to download or purchase an app, song or a game you will be required to enter a password. Ensure that you do not check the "Never Ask Me Again" box because doing so will defeat the purpose of the process you just did. 

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