You can set Microsoft Store to require a password when you make purchases. This helps prevent you or anyone sharing your device from buying something accidentally.
- Open Microsoft Store , select More in the upper right corner of your screen, and then choose Settings.
- Under Purchase sign-in, turn off I want to buy without a password, for faster checkout.
- Repeat these steps for each device you share.
To help prevent unauthorized purchases from your console, you can set it to ask for the password every time you buy something.
- Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the guide, then select System > Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey. To help protect your account, you may be asked to enter your password.
Select Change my sign-in & security preferences.
- Scroll right and select Customize.
- Scroll right and select Ask for my passkey to make purchases.
Select Passkey required.
- To cancel any Microsoft subscription -- Includes Xbox Live or Microsoft 365, see Cancel or turn off recurring billing for a Microsoft subscription.
- To cancel a purchase -- See Cancel an order or pre-order from Microsoft Store.
- Unrecognized purchases -- See What to do about unexpected charges from Microsoft.
- If you think someone else is using your account -- Learn how to get back into your Microsoft account if it's been compromised and how to help protect your Microsoft account from fraudulent activity. If there's a problem with your password, see How to reset your Microsoft account password.
- Keep track of your child's purchases -- If you let your child use your credit card or other payment method to buy stuff on their account, you can Keep track of your child's Microsoft Store purchases. Get more info about how to require adult approval for the things your child wants to buy in Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices.