How to set Parental Control on Play Store

Following this tutorial, in just under 5 minutes, you will be able to protect your Android device from any unauthorized purchases made through Google Play Store from your device.

Parental Control on Google Play Store

Many people suffer great loss of money due to this. Since majority of people usually hand over their device to kids to play games, they unintentionally purchase something worth hundreds and the parents don’t even have any idea how it happened. So let’s get started.

  1. Open Google Play Store app. Sign in using your Gmail account.
  2. Once logged in, you will see a page listing different games. When this page is visible, press the Options button on your device. You will see an options menu similar to the one shown below.


  1. Select Settings from the options menu. It will open up a new activity just like the following image.


  1. Find the User Controls section. You may need to scroll down a little bit for that if your device display is small.
  2. You will that there are few options. Select Content Filtering. This will open a dialog box with checkboxes next to each level. You can select/deselect any number of checkboxes you want so that only that level apps are shown in Play Store and can be downloaded to your device from the Google Play Store. Once done, hit OK.


  • Now see the second option Password under User Controls. Tick the checkbox right next to it and it will prompt you to enter your Gmail password.


  • Now you will see that the Password option is now set to active and your Play Store is now protected.


  • Now go back to Google Play Store and try to buy something. You will see a dialog box every time you will try to purchase something from Play Store.


In this way, whenever someones try to purchase something from Play Store using your device, they will be asked to enter the Gmail account password associated with the device.

So, in just 5 minutes, your device is fully protected from any unauthorized or without permission purchases made from Google Play store on your device.

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