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How to Block Kids From Downloading Apps Onto an Android

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Kids like games and often don’t have much of an understanding of money, which is a dangerous combination should they get hold of your smartphone or tablet. Before you know it, your bank account is dwindling, and your Android device is full — possibly not only with games but with apps that feature adult or other content you don’t want your child to view. Don’t let this happen to you. Add password protection to the Google Play Store app on your Android device to prevent children and other tap-happy folks from downloading apps.

Instructions

  • Scroll through the home screens on your Android device and tap the “Play Store” icon to launch the Google Play Store app. The Play Store icon resembles a shopping bag with an arrow.
  • Tap the “Menu” icon in the upper left corner of the Play Store to launch the main menu, and then tap “Settings” to load the Google Play Store settings screen.