Change purchase sign-in settings for Microsoft Store on Windows 10 or Xbox One

Applies to: Microsoft StoreXbox One

Windows 10

Microsoft Store on Windows 10 asks for your password every time you buy something. To simplify purchasing and skip the password step: 

  • Open Microsoft Store and select  (three dots) next to the search box.
  • Go to Settings > Purchase sign-in.
  • Turn the switch to On.
    • This will let you buy from Microsoft Store without entering a password.

    • Your other devices will not be affected until you change the setting on each one.

    • This setting applies to in-app purchases.

Xbox One

Microsoft Store on Xbox One asks for your password every time you buy something. To simplify purchasing and skip the password step: 

  • Press the Xbox  button to open the guide.
  • Select Settings  > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey. You might be asked to enter your password to protect your account.
  • Choose Change my sign-in & security preferences.

  • Scroll right and select Customize.

  • Scroll right and select Ask for my passkey to make purchases, then choose Passkey not required.