Amazon app store is an alternative app store for Google Play Store on Android Operating System. It comes pre installed on Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and Amazon Fire smartphone and also an excellent alternative to Google Play for any device running on Android. Amazon app store is tied to your Amazon account and also the payment details are also associated with that account then it will be easy for the user to buy the apps or any other content and to make the in-app purchases with in the apps or games.
This could be fine when you are handling the devices, but when you give it to the kids then they make an accidental purchases without knowing and you will be shocked when you get the credit card bill. Even sometimes you will also make in-app purchases accidentally. Now Amazon has made it easy for the parents to control and even completely disable the in-app purchases. Let’s see how to do it.
How to disable in-app purchases on Amazon app store
There are two ways for controlling the in-app purchases which are made through the Amazon app store.
- Open the Amazon app store on your device and go to settings.
- In settings go to Parental controls and tap on it and click tick on Enable Parental controls box.
- When it prompted enter your password.
- From now if any body want to make in-app purchases then it will ask for the password for your Amazon account.
- Alternatively, tick on USE PIN option and now enter your password followed by four-digit PIN code. Now the enabled users need to enter the code to make the purchases which means that you can share your code with others without giving them complete access to your Amazon account.
Second method is blocking from In-App purchasing section of the settings.
Here there is an option ‘Allow In-App purchases’, leave it ticked if you want to allow and then use the parental control to fine tune the settings or untick the box to prevent them entirely.