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