Have you ever heard of a story of someone who thought it would be cute to let their baby play with their phone to only discover the shopping spree they went on? Not so cute now, is it?
By setting up Parental Control on Google Play, you can save yourself the hassle from having to return who knows how many apps. Now, you can hand over your phone and not worry about unwanted purchases or having your kids exposed to inappropriate content.
How to Turn on Parental Controls in Google Play
To enable Parental Control in Google Play:
- Open Google Play and choose the three-line menu icon
- Go to Settings
- Swipe down to Parental Control and toggle it on
- Create content pin
- Confirm pin
Once you turn on Parental Controls, you’ll see everything you can apply the option to. For example, you can use Parental Controls for:
- Apps & games
Each section will have its own types of ratings. If you only choose the first rating, you’ll only see a checkmark, but the further down the options you want is, you’ll see how they are connected with dots.
Don’t forget tot ap on the Save button once you’ve made your choice.
How to Add a Password for Play Store In-App Purchases
Did you let your kids use your phone? If you have a payment method set up, then adding a password for Play Store purchases is a must. To set this up go to Settings and you can choose Biometric authentication or Require authentication for purchases.
If you choose the second option, a new window will appear with options such as:
- For all purchases through Google Play on this device
- Every 30 minutes
Once you’ve set everything up, the next time you or anyone using your phone tries to make a purchase, you’ll see this.
Until the kids get the hang of using the Play Store, restrictions are going to be necessary. By setting up these options, you can avoid your kids being exposed to inappropriate content and accidental purchases. What other security measures do you add to your kid’s phone?