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#1 rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:00

my kids got a a couple of nexus 7s for their xmas, and i preloaded it with some free apps. i tied them to the same google account, and would now like to purchase some apps for them, but i dont want them to be able to randomly head to the app store and purchase apps from my google wallet which i believe is automatically saved following my first purchase.


any suggestions or tips on how i could control this?


#2 kazgor

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:07

Hi.

Quickest way would be in the PlayStore App, just set a PIN and then you can then enabled the Option to USE PIN For Purchases

#3 manroweb

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:07



#4 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:09

perfect thanks very much guys. :- )

#5 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:36

hmmm, i done the pin thing, but when i tried it to see if it works, it didnt! it allowed me to buy another app without asking for a pin!

#6 manroweb

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:40

Did you tick "use PIN for purchases" after you set the pin?

#7 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:43

nope :-) cheers

#8 bmdixon

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 17:24

Be aware that they can remove the pin by clearing the play store data. https://code.google....detail?id=38025

#9 DrJim

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:50

One other option is to use the Safe Browser app from Mobicip. It has a built-in Restrictions feature that allows you to password-lock other apps including the Google Play Store, the default browser, other browsers and apps as you see fit. The safe browser creates a safe and secure internet environment for young users. You may find this tutorial to be helpful to set this up: How To Setup Parental Controls On Android

my kids got a a couple of nexus 7s for their xmas, and i preloaded it with some free apps. i tied them to the same google account, and would now like to purchase some apps for them, but i dont want them to be able to randomly head to the app store and purchase apps from my google wallet which i believe is automatically saved following my first purchase.


any suggestions or tips on how i could control this?